Blooming water lilies and a great deal for seniors
Free admission for seniors
Seniors 65 and above, including foreigners, can visit both Tianma Hill and Xiaokunshan Hill parks in Sheshan National Tourist Resort for free with proper identification. Tianma Hill, one of Songjiang's nine hills, is 100.2 meters high and famous for its Huzhu Pagoda, a leaning tower that tips at a 7.1-degree angle, and a ginkgo tree that is more than 700 years old. Xiaokunshan Hill, about 50 meters high, resembles a prostrating ox when viewed from a distance. The hill was the home of Lu Ji (AD 261-303) and Lu Yun (AD 262-303), renowned men of letters during the Western Jin Dynasty (AD 265-317), as well as Xia Yunyi (1596-1645) and Xia Wanchun (1631-1647), a father and son who died martyr's deaths fighting against Manchurian troops in Songjiang during the transitional period between the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties.
Dates: Throughout the year
Tickets: Tianma Hill Park: 10 yuan (US$1.44); Xiaokunshan Hill Park: 6 yuan (both parks free for seniors 65 and above)
Venues: Tianma Hill Park and Xiaokunshan Hill Park
Address: Inside Sheshan National Tourist Resort
Blooming water lilies
Ten-thousand water lilies are blooming at Chenshan Botanical Garden. An exhibition, now underway in five zones of the park, features more than 160 kinds of tropical water lilies and about 140 cold-resistant water lilies, including 10 that make debut this year at the park. Visitors must wear face masks and maintain social distance while visiting the park. Tickets must be purchased online at least one day in advance. A negative PCR report within 72 hours is a must when entering the park. A digital sentry will check the health conditions of each visitor.
Dates: Through September 20
Tickets: 60 yuan
Venue: Chenshan Botanical Garden
Address: 3888 Chenhua Highway