Explore the most popular City Walk trails in China with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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blowdown
1 month ago

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1 month ago

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This is a spectacular view of Nanjing. Currently the wall on top is closed heading to Purple Mountain but there is an exit down near the closure. Worth the walk. Look up the history of Nanjing 1937-1938 before head out. It will put some perspective on the walls importance.

very good one

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bugs
7 months ago

Very humid day; trail map is very poorly made; trail is all paved stairs, easy.

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8 months ago

very comfortable walk for everyone,you can see lovely cats lying on the grassland

It's should be a good choice If you walk in good weather morning.but remember: it's only opened from 6:00am to 9:00pm.

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no shade
10 months ago

Pleasant walk with good city views. The walkway on top of the wall is wide and paved with large stone bricks. There is a 54 RMB entrance fee and it is well kept and there are restrooms along the way. Views towards the inside of the old city include some classic buildings and small lanes. Views on the outside of the wall are of a pleasant park and moat that runs around most of the wall. That park is free and mince with flowering plants and trees (we visited in April)

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no shade
10 months ago

Very hot in July of 2009. No shade, rest facilities were traditional style (not western) so take your own TP. Very beautiful structures, lots of history, but I would venture it at a cooler time.

We did this trip in July of 2009. It was amazing, however very hot, humid. Bring plenty of water, and enjoy the history.

One of my favorite areas in Shanghai!

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bugs
no shade
Fri Sep 14 2018

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Wed Sep 05 2018

Very Beautiful Park

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Wed Jun 27 2018

An easy walk alongside water and greenery. Public transportation (buses) are available along the perimeter of the lake (not on causeways) if you don't want to walk the entire loop. Some portions of the walkway are narrow and crowded. Kite flying and tai chi are popular in the more spacious areas.

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Sat May 26 2018

Fun city walk. Lots of shops, food, and people. Not a quiet garden.

Magnifique!

on Shanghai Old Town

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Wed Feb 21 2018

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Wed Feb 21 2018

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Wed Feb 21 2018

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Wed Jun 28 2017

I had a free morning, while in Minhang District of Shanghai. Rather than wait around in my hotel for my colleagues to pick me up for afternoon meetings, I decided to find someplace with a bit of green. The area of Minhang where this trail network is located, is truly an unsightly, urban area of soulless light industrial complexes and streets full of heavy traffic. I found this green zone by looking at local maps. It was a considerable walk in the sweltering humidity of this Shanghai summer morning, but it was well worth the effort. At first, I was truly amazed that I had been frequently visiting Minhang for a decade, and had never heard of this wetland area. But then some locals explained to me that it was a new nature development area that has not been open very long. In any case, the water flowers in the lake gardens are AWESOME! They were impossibly beautiful! The trails surrounding the lake are also topnotch. They are spotless, with full-time caretakers managing them. There is a nice balance between lakeside paths, wooden walkways, and forest paths that meander through lush forests and across streams and bridges. There is an interesting network of trails that weave through this lovely green area, so that one could spend the better part of an afternoon walking them. I would guess that there are probably 3 miles or so of linear trails in the network. Although this is probably not a destination for a serious hiker looking for intercourse with primal nature, it is certainly a nice walk for anyone in the area, and worth a visit. I clocked 7.9 miles on my pedometer roundtrip to my hotel, and dripping wet with sweat and humidity by the time I got back. I smiled for the rest of the day, and kept thinking about the beautiful flowers during my boring afternoon meetings.

If you visit Beijing, this is a must-see area of this historic city. Both the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square are VAST! Prepare for some walking! I clocked eight miles walked today. It was a rainy day, and those are the perfect kind of days to visit the heart of China. The crowds are gone, and the beauty is yours to behold!

This is a good way to immerse yourself in all that is Shanghai. Beware of pickpockets and new "friends". This is trinket central, so be prepared to shop around for lots of stuff you probably don't need. You get get as much or little walking as you care to enjoy.

I explored this area one more time this morning. I discovered that at the western end of this splendid green zone is a fantastic running / walking track. I would estimate that it is about 1/2 mile around it. There are various exercise machines along the way. There is a lake and a Tai Chi / dance / exercise stage in the middle of the track. The urban planners in Songjiang District have truly served the people of their community!

I took another morning stroll around this green zone. I found a very tiny frog jumping toward the street, with no worthy goal in sight. I caught it, and carried it down to a mossy area of one of the lakes, and let it slip away into frog paradise. I thought I should give this trail network another quick mention. Anybody who has spent any time in Shanghai should already know that there are no amazing places to hike within a 100-mile radius of the city. This is a huge city with very few green areas or mountains within its limits. Shanghai is not a hiking destination. That said, for those of us who live to walk, we must make do with what we can find. Green areas like this very nice area in Songjiang are about as good as it gets for a walk in Shanghai.

While this is probably not a hiking attraction that one should go out of their way to see, if one happens to be in the area, it is certainly a worthy spot to go for a nice walk, a jog, or to do some Tai Chi with the locals in the morning. The city has certainly done an outstanding job of carving out this very lovely green zone in the middle of the ocean of Shanghai buildings. This was obviously a very expensive city beautification project, with lots of beauty as a benefit for years to come.

Mon May 02 2011

This is a must do when visiting Chaozhou. You will enjoy the culture, architecture that is unique in Guangdong.

it's a very nice trip

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Thu Jan 20 2011

I've been told the West Lake area in Hangzhou is the most romantic area in all of China. Supposedly, it is one of the premier "honeymoon" areas in China and has a few viewpoints that are on their currency. I have been there twice, once in the winter and once in the summer. Both times were wonderful experiences. There are fabulous restaurants in the immediate area with tasty food. In the summer, we boarded a ship and took a voyage around the lake. I highly reccommend visiting this area. You'll definitely enjoy this area of China.

on Shanghai Old Town

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