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Water parks, beaches beckon in heat
2014-07-18

Is there anything better to do on a hot summer day than jump into water to cool off? iDEALShanghai offers you a cool map of water parks and in Shanghai. These venues are ranked according to a set of factors such as popularity, fun activities, scenery and accessibility. Just check them out!

1. Playa Maya Water Park

It boasts some of the world’s best water amusement facilities and is the largest water park in eastern China. Its 40 or so amusement facilities include the world’s biggest wave pool, capable of creating 3.5-meter-high waves. The park also offers cultural performances and a laser show against a water screen.

Highlights: Water slides, wave pool, cultural performances
Popularity:★★★★★
Scenery:★★★
Fun Activities:★★★★★
Accessibility:★★★★★

2. Jinshan City Beach

It is a beach resort boasting a variety of entertainment and sports facilities. The beach in the city’s southernmost Jinshan District hosts the FIVB(International Volleyball Federation) Shanghai beach volleyball tournament every year as well as a music festival and beach soccer tournament.Last year 2.6 million people visited the Jinshan beach.

Highlights: Children's zone
Popularity:★★★★
Scenery:★★★★★
Fun Activities:★★
Accessibility:★★★★

3. Dion Beach

It is a favorite place for Shanghai residents, with more than 30 water sports facilities set in a tropical jungle. The Pirate Boat, Happy Water Factory and Forest Exploration are attractions for children while all can enjoy water slides and a wave pool.

Highlights: Dinosaur bridge, water sports, octopus submarine
Popularity:★★★★★
Scenery:★★★
Fun Activities:★★★★★
Accessibility:★★★

4. Golden Beach Water Park

The park on Hangzhou Bay in Fengxian District is the biggest artificial sandy beach in China, covering an area of 2.8 square kilometers. It has a fishing zone, a swimming zone and a sedimentation pool. There are beach huts, tents, shower rooms and other facilities. Visitors can also ride boats or try windsurfing.

Highlights: Palm-lined sany beach, yachting and fishing
Popularity:★★★★
Scenery:★★★★★
Fun Activities:★★★★
Accessibility:★★★

5. Sanjiagang Water Sports Park

The resort locates at the mouth of the Yangtze River and next to Pudong International Airport features yachts, floating mats and tents. Visitors can enjoy seafood and go fishing in the large pool and attend bonfire parties. It also has various outdoor activities and bonfire arties during the summer.

Highlights: Beach walk, yachting and parties
Popularity:★★★
Scenery:★★★
Fun Activities:★★★
Accessibility:★★★

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