The Chinese name is Shéshān (佘山). Shé (佘) is the name of a Chinese family, and shān (山) is a word that can mean "mountain", "mountains", "hill", or "hills". Some people say that the hills' name used to be Shéshān (蛇山), meaning "Snake Hill", but that the Chinese character was changed because people don't like snakes.
The hills are part of a forest park that is 64.08 square kilometers big. The park is open from 8 AM to 4:30 PM.