The Shanghai Sculpture Park is a wonderful day out, especially with a dog! The Park opened in 2005 and is located in Sheshan area in West Shanghai. It covers an area of 85+ hectares, surrounded by the Sheshan mountains with Lake Yuehu (Moon Lake) at the center. It is a beautiful location with more than 70 sculptures located around the park. They were truly magnificent and the park encourage you to touch them, sit on them and experience them!
On a lovely sunshine day, the whole family plus Tetley piled into the car for the 1 hour drive across to the other side of town. We had prepared a picnic so that we could spend the day enjoying the sunshine. John, Dan, Luke and their dog, Poppy, also joined us for the day.
Dan, Isabelle, Luke, Tetley and Oliver – climbing all over 1 of the sculpture displays.
2 of the beautiful sculptures by the lake
These tall poles rotate around and catch the sunlight.
This park is quite unique in China as you are allowed to have your dog off leash. Tetley and Poppy both loved this and were racing around all day. Poppy (being a Labrador) was in the water as soon as she saw it! Tetley was so busy chasing her around that she was in soon after, much to her disgust!!
Clever rock formations – into a village of people. The 2 in front are real!!
I was amazed that not only are you allowed to climb and touch the exhibits, but it is encouraged!
The sculptures are made of all sorts of different materials and are of varied style and design.
Me and Isabelle trying to re-create the poses.
Everyone enjoyed climbing all over this one!
The walk around the lake takes some time if you are doing it at a leisurely pace. About half way around there is a man made beach (with people sculptures on the beach too!). There is a small amusement park, several attractions for kids and places to eat and drink.
Tetley paddling at the man made beach.
All of the kids – Luke, Oliver, Dan and Isabelle, sitting in a rock boat!
Oliver got quite wet here – thank goodness it was a hot and sunny day!
A tree house. 87 steps take you to the top where there are some gorgeous views. You can also see a water Zorb that is available to rent for fun on the lake.
One of the views from the top of the tree house.
Looking down into the water park from the top of the tree house.
One of the activities in this area of the park is a giant bouncy sculpture. It is called the Fuma Fuma Dome and is a cross between an inflatable bouncy and a trampoline. I had a go with the kids. They loved it and spent considerable time running, bouncing and rolling around on this huge bouncy “thing”.
The Fuma Fuma Dome.
As you can see from the photos, this park is not crowded. It was an absolute delight to discover this park that is well maintained, clean, quiet, fun and a great day out.
Isabelle riding on one of the attractions at the small fair at the back of the park.
Here is Oliver – telling us all how he is controlling the plane going up and down!
This reminded me of a Dr Suess character.
I liked this stone fish on the top of the water.
Almost all the way round the park at this point. We were all tired, sweaty and hot!
I like the frame of the shade. The main museum can be seen in the background. There is a magnificent church on the top of the mountain . (This is a rare sight in China!)
Even the toilets were lovely! They were set in man made caves and the water comes down the stalactites! (Normal too – no squats here!!!!)
I can highly recommend this day out.