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Top 3 Water Parks in Shanghai

A burning hot summer is coming again; are you ready for dabbling in the water? Here are three recommendations for you in Shanghai. Let this summer pass by sweetly cool, breathtaking and refreshing!

1. Maya Beach Water Park in Happy Valley Theme Park — The Biggest One in Eastern China

Covering an area of 128,000 square meters, Maya Beach Water Park is a great entertainment place in eastern China of the largest scale and highest level. It is in the south-west part of Shanghai Happy Valley Theme Park.

There are more than 30 types of water facilities in the park, many of which have been awarded as the "Best Water Recreation Facility" by the International Travel Association, such as the "Big Hornet", a double-track watery roller coaster, the "Maya Water Stockade Villages", the most magical one in Asia, "Waves World", the biggest one in the world with huge 3.5-meter-high waves.

What's more, two Chinese-Western style restaurants are waiting for your visit at the entrances of the park. The park is a wonderful place where you can experience both exciting water sports and peaceful meals.

  • Service Times: 11:00am to 8:00pm on workdays. 10:00am to 8:00pm on weekends, from June to September.
  • For the crowd: people of all ages.
  • Address: Maya Beach Water Park of Happy Valley Theme Park, Shenzhen, Song Jiang, Shanghai (上海市松江佘山,欢乐谷主题公园内,上海玛雅海滩水公园)
  • How to get there: Metro Line 9 to Sheshan Station (佘山站) and then take a complimentary shuttle bus directly to the park.

2. Dino Beach Water Park — A Hot Spot in Shanghai

Dino Beach Water Park is one of the biggest open-air water parks in Asia. Covering an area of more than 85,000 square meters, with a combination of beautiful summer beaches and high-tech recreational facilities, the water park is definitely a great place for your summer tour.

Water Recreation Facilities: Some distinctive amusement games which are advanced in the world are recommended, such as "Storm Beach", a tropical style artificial wave pool which covers 6,000 square meters; and "Blue Sea" where many water sports activities are available, including water skiing, jet skiing, banana riding and surfing.

Please Note: No food and life saver can be taken into the park. Everything you will need is offered in the restaurants and shops of the park.

  • Hours: 9:00am to 8:00pm, Mondays to Sundays, from June to September.
  • For the crowd: people of all ages.
  • Address: 78, Xinzhen Road, Minhang District, Shanghai (上海市闵行区新镇路78号)
  • How to get there: Bus route 803 (at Shanghai South Railway Station), 763 and 173 to Xinzhen Road and Gudai Road Station (新镇路顾戴路站); Metro Line 1 to the final station: Xinzhuang Road Station (莘庄路站).

3. Dakang Water Park — A Great Indoor One

Dakang Water Park, with its courtyard-style architecture, elegant European style garden pattern and comfortable indoor water amusement facilities, is impressive to tourists from home and abroad. The whole Dakang Resort occupies 5,000 square meters, including many guest-friendly facilities, like the "Family Slides", the "Kid-Safe Fountain", "Children's Corner" and the "Drifting Garden". It's a good choice for you to cool off during the heat waves in summer.

  • Hours: 10:00am to 9:00pm, Mondays to Thursdays. 10:00am to 9:30pm, Fridays to Sundays, from mid-June to the end of August.
  • For the crowd: people of all ages.
  • Address: 555, Gongkang Road, Baoshan District, Shanghai (上海市宝山区共康路555号)
  • How to get there: Bus route 722, 741 and 862. Metro Line 1 to Pengpu New Town Station (彭浦新村站), walk a few steps and take bus 862 to Gongkang Street and Changlin Road Station (共康路长临路站).

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