Shanghai lifestyle

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golfing, hongqiao golf club

golfing, hongqiao golf club

This course is filled with enough sand traps, bridges, and stone walls to challenge even skilled golfers. Yet the relaxing atmosphere makes it enjoyable even for the high-handicapper. With giant flood lights for night golf, this is one of Shanghai's most popular courses.

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golfing, sheshan international golf club

golfing, sheshan international golf club

This spectacular golf course plays host to the HSBC World Golf Championship event, one of the Asian stops on the PGA tour. The 7143-yard course has long fairways and sand traps that are challenging even to pros. It's attached to a country club.

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golfing, tomson pudong golf club under escape

golfing, tomson pudong golf club under escape

Host of the annual Asian Tour BMW Open, this championship level golf course offers 18 holes of challenging golf. Over 30,000 trees on the course make accuracy a must, and at 7,300 yards you'll have to put your driver to the test. The course is private, but an accompanying driving range is open to the public.

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nature, binjiang forest park

nature, binjiang forest park

Bin Jiang Forest Park is divided into five zones, with two being dedicated to wide open spaces. Starting with enjoying the plants that grow in water zone, and from there you can wander along the boardwalk through the wetlands and head to the coastal viewing platform. The park is located where the Huangpu River, Yangtze River, and East China Sea converge, and offers some really cool views of the river traffic and murky brown waters -- look through the mist for the lighthouse, and catch the breeze.

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  • 3 Gaoshatan, Lingqiao, Gaoqiao Town, Pudong New District, Shanghai
  • +86 21 5864 4791
  • www.bjfp.sh.cn
nature, shanghai botanical gardens

nature, shanghai botanical gardens

Shanghai Botanical Garden is full of colour, with many mature plants and flowers providing seasonal interest throughout the year. Highlights within the gardens include large maple trees, fragrant summer roses, a collection of orchids, a playground area for children, food stands and seating areas.

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  • 1111 Longwu Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai
  • +86 21 5436 3369
  • www.shbg.org
nature, sun island resorts

nature, sun island resorts

Sun Island Resorts is a spa retreat with golf facilities, restaurants and conference venues. The spa shares an island with the 1,200-year- old Mao pagoda to relax amidst the bustling city. There is also a smaller Mahota Farm, which is a sustainable, organic farm with a lake for fishing and a small petting zoo. You can visit for a day, pick your own vegetables, and eat a hotpot lunch for RMB 380. Located close to Zhujiajiao, take pictures at the water town.

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skateboarding, smp skateboarding park

skateboarding, smp skateboarding park

Having hold the X-games Shanghai Edition a few years ago, the skateboarding park attracts teenagers and skateboarding professionals. A great place to practice skateboarding skills and socialize with others.

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