Beijing Chaoyang Park

Last updated by david at 2013-11-3

Overview

Sun Island is the only natural island in Shanghai nestled in lush greeneries along the upstream of Huangpu River. With the size of 4,000 meters long and just 700 meters wide, this popular tourist destination is relatively small. However, it offers complete amenities and different activities designed for tourists of all ages. Aside from providing excellent accommodation, it also features amazing golf courses and natural spring spas.

Sun Island used to be called Mao Island during Western Zhou Dynasty.  In here, you’ll find ancient lighthouse called Mao Pagoda built more than 1,200 years ago. It is open for guests free of charge.

Beijing Chaoyang Park

Beijing Chaoyang Park

The resort is considered an ideal getaway destination for tourists who need much-deserved rest from the big city. It’s also best for corporate retreats. Sun Island offers unique venue for incentive parties and teambuilding with an Oriental theme. The resort’s Sunshine conference center can accommodate 500 people and offers state-of-the-art conference facilities.

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Things to do

Golfing

Sun Island attracts avid golfers from different parts of the globe because of its famous 18-hole, 72-par golf courses. The various water hazards and various sand straps make the golf courses unique and more complex. The Sun Island golf courses have hosted several golfing events in the past. Famous golf players who have played on these courses include Jim Furyk and Liang Wenchong, winner of the 1998 Volvo China Masters and China’s current No.1 professional, respectively.

Ultimate Relaxation

Aside from golf courses, Sun Island is also popular for its natural spring spas. It offers overall wellness program as it combines different spa treatment with Traditional Chinese Medicine. Tourists who are looking to take off the pressures that the big city brings, can just lie down on amazing spa bed and they’ll be treated with soothing massages and relaxing spa treatments.

Beijing Chaoyang Park

Activities for families and couples

Sun Island’s other recreational activities are perfect for families and couples. In here, tourists can do horseback riding, go bowling, ride go-carts, or simply enjoy the large wave pool. Tourists who are traveling with children will find these amenities extremely enjoyable. Taking a ride along the Maohe River on a speedboat or on a luxury yacht to enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding area is also a great option.

Yoga

The expansive holiday resort and golf course also offers free laughing yoga classes for guests every Saturday morning. These yoga classes are additional services designed to help guests relieve stress and forget about work while on vacation.

Ferris wheel

A Ferris wheel will be built here soon

Food tasting

Besides the recreation, the resort also offers tourists with delicious food. Their restaurant serves both Chinese and western cuisines that will surely impress your taste buds. You may also try “recreational food street” or have an all-you-can-eat BBQ buffet dinner for RMB108 on some Saturdays.

Other facilities

The resort also features sports center and indoor and outdoor pools. Free parking, flat-screen cable TV, and wired internet access are also provided. Tea/coffee-making facilities are available and some suites have a kitchen. The hotel also has business center. And for those who love to sing, karaoke facilities are also available.

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Location:

2588 Shentai Lu, near Shenzhuan Lu, Qingqu district.

How to Get There?

Sun Island is only accessible by the bridge along Huqingping Highway. Guests have the option to schedule a private bus tour or drive themselves there. Travel time from Pudong International airport or from Shanghai City is 50-60 minutes.

Ticket Price:

RMB 30 for adults/RMB 15 for children.

Opening Hours:

6: 00 am to 10: 00 pm

More Tips:

Website: www.sunisland.asia.

The best time to visit Sun Island is during summer and spring months. However, during these seasons, the island can get very crowded. Making reservations ahead of time either through phone or through their website is highly recommended.
 


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There are 3 comments on this topic

posted by "Patamat" at 2010-11-10 9:42:00

On weekdays there are lots of older people and children, while on weekends even more people. Activities are held during festivals. There are two outdoor swimming pools that come with low prices This summer the first ocean and beach festival was held here, attracting lots of people.

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posted by "kerryweary" at 2010-11-10 9:35:00

Very large with lots of trees, lawns and activities. Lots of couples come here to shoot their wedding photographs. There is a stadium near the east gate where you can play bal games.

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posted by "gunnar" at 2008-8-11 22:41:00

Chaoyang Park is more like fun fair than a park. There is a bunch of attractions, you can go boating on the lake, or just have a ice-cream in the sun, but if you expect the green and calm of a regular park you will be disappointed. It is a large place though, and I have only seen parts of it, but still it seems to have more to do with family fun than anything else. But as such it is probably worth a visit.

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