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This small park in the heart of the Jingan District is a nice breather away from the busy streets and surrounding skyscrapers. There's a tree-lined main avenue, lotus pond, and all kinds of sculptures to weave in and around. This is a park enjoyed by many local Chinese, so you'll likely see elderly Shanghai residents doing their morning exercises or dancing their hours away in this pocket of peace, which is increasingly hard to find in the bustling city center. It's probably not worth a trip if you're coming from far away, but if you're living or staying at a hotel nearby definitely grab some Chinese takeout and find a spot here. Like many Chinese parks, however, guards will sometimes ask you to stay off the grass.