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Region name MapleStory version(s)
Dong Fang Shen Zhou ChinaMS and TaiwanMS
China JapanMS
Eastern China MapleSEA
The Far East GlobalMS

China is the name of the region, naturally, based on Chinese culture. It consists of three towns: Yu Garden of the Shanghai area, Mount Song Hamlet of the Mount Song area, and Mahavira Hall of the Shaolin Temple area. The phrase "Dong Fang Shen Zhou" (东方神州), translates in English to "The Eastern Divine Land", or "The Oriental Divine Land".

MS Yu Yuan Garden Icon.pngMS Shanghai Wai-Tan Icon.png Shanghai[edit]

The salon of Shanghai's Yu Garden.

Shanghai is the main area of China, with Yu Garden serving as the first town. It is a modern, urban town set during night time because of the Jiangshi that have inhabited the area. By completing quests, you gain access to quests from the other citizens of Shanghai, including daily quests that reward Yu Garden Coins. These coins can be used to purchase various items from the citizens of Shanghai, including scrolls and equipment from a special Black Market shop that appears during certain times of day. You can also spend your coins at Hugh Head's shop, where you can change the appearance of a hat or overall with Diabolic Jiangshi's hat or clothing fragments. You can also have your fortune told for 1 coin at Suan Ming, giving you a random buff that can increase your EXP, meso drop rate, Weapon/Magic Attack, or Speed/Jump. The NPCs in Shanghai sell the typical things, such as armor, potions, and weapons for levels 60 to 70. There are also NPCs that can change your face and hairstyle.

This area can be accessed via the Shanghai Interdimensional Portal at Six Path Crossway on Victoria Island, which will leave you at the Residential Area of Shanghai.

Nanjing Road
  • Level Range: 140-144.
Nanjing Road.

The first area outside of Shanghai's Yu Garden is Nanjing Road, which consists of city-style maps, with various buildings and shopping centers. Monsters that can be found here consist of ghosts that interact with the city's elements and the Shopper Jiangshi. This road branches off into two areas: The Bund and the Residential Area.

The Bund
  • Level Range: 145-150.
End of The Bund, facing off against the Diabolic Jiangshi.

Based on the real life area of the same name, this area has been inhabited by stronger Jiangshi, and is where the boss Diabolic Jiangshi resides.


MS Monster Poison Jiangshi.png Poison Jiangshi (147)

MS Monster Diabolic Jiangshi.png
Diabolic Jiangshi - Boss (150)

Residential Area
  • Level Range: 140-145.
Residential Area, facing off against the Giant Centipede.

The Residential Area consists of farm-themed maps with various farm animals which have been driven insane due to the Jiangshi appearing near Shanghai. The Shanghai Interdimensional Portal is located at the beginning of this area. The boss Giant Centipede is located at the end of this area, with the way to Mount Song located past this path.


MS Monster Unhinged Goat.png Unhinged Goat (142)

MS Monster Batty Goat.png Batty Goat (142)

MS Monster Bonkers Cow.png Bonkers Cow (143)

MS Monster Mad Plow Ox.png Mad Plow Ox (143)

MS Monster Giant Centipede.png Giant Centipede - Boss (145)

MS Mount Song Hamlet Icon.png Mount Song[edit]

  • Level Range (TMS): 30-45.
  • Level Range (JMS): 40-65.
  • Level Range (CMS, SEA, and GMS): 145-146.
Mount Song Hamlet.

Mount Song Hamlet is the second town in the China area, and is the first town in the Shaolin Temple area. It is an ancient Chinese style town that is surrounded by bamboo trees where merchants sell potions and weapons. The other features in the Mount Song Hamlet are a Free Market entrance, Hair Salon, Plastic Surgery, and Skin care. At Level 145 or higher (in CMS, SEA, and GMS), Elder Jung will contact you to start a quest chain here. Mount Song Hamlet can be accessed via the Residential Area of Shanghai.

Monsters (CMS, SEA, and GMS/JMS/TMS)

MS Monster Male Thief.png Male Thief (145/60/40)

MS Monster Female Thief.png Female Thief (145/65/40)

MS Monster Black Bear Swordsman.png Black Bear Swordsman (146/40/30)

MS Monster White Tiger Swordsman.png White Tiger Swordsman (146/45/35)

MS Monster Eagle Swordsman.png Eagle Swordsman (146/50/40)

MS Monster Haunted Sandstone.png Haunted Sandstone (146)*

MS Monster Haunted Graystone.png Haunted Graystone (146)*

MS Monster Haunted River Rock.png Haunted River Rock (146)*

MS Monster Censer.png Censer (145/70/45)

MS Monster Wooden Fish.png Wooden Fish (145/105/45)

* indicates that the monster is not available in TMS or JMS.

MS Mahavira Hall Icon.png Shaolin Temple[edit]

  • Level Range (TMS): 45-60.
  • Level Range (JMS): 70-130.
  • Level Range (CMS): 145-148.
Mahavira Hall, at the entrance of the Sutra Depository.

Mahavira Hall is the third town in the China area, and can be reached by foot from Mount Song Town. The entrance to the Sutra Depository can be found here. Elder Jung asks you to investigate the Shaolin Temple area and the demons that have inhabited the Sutra Depository, helping the Wise Chief Priest.

Sutra Depository
Inside of the Sutra Depository.

This area is a library full of monsters like Monks. At the end of the quest line, you will have to fight the Chief Priest, who absorbs the power of the demons living in the depository, allowing himself to get corrupted.

Monsters (CMS, SEA, and GMS/JMS/TMS)

MS Monster Mini Bronze Martial Artist.png Mini Bronze Martial Artist (146/75/50)

MS Monster Bronze Staffman.png Bronze Staffman (146/80/60)

MS Monster Silver Spearman.png Silver Spearman (145/85/60)

MS Monster Silver Giant.png Silver Giant (146/100/55)

MS Monster Mini Gold Martial Artist.png Mini Gold Martial Artist (147/90/50)

MS Monster Golden Giant.png Golden Giant (147/130/55)

* indicates that the monster is not available in TMS or JMS.