Beijing's Parks, Beijing

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    Black Bambou Park

    by Lemonita Written Jul 31, 2003

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    In Beijing, there are a lot of nice parks. Often, tourists would all go to Beihai Park, maybe because it's the biggest and most close to Forbidden City. Personnally, I think Beihai Park is so huge that it becomes impersonnal.

    This Black Bambou Park (bambous are all green here, no black ones !) is small compared to Beihai Park but pretty big from an European point of view.

    This park is nice and calm. There are of course a lot of bambous and small ponds, which makes the surrounding really relaxing.

    The park is situated right next to the Beijing Zoo, on the west side and the entrance is 2 RMB.

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    TV Tower

    by nepalgoods Updated Jun 11, 2003

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    There is a nice park not far from the TV Tower: Yuyuantan-Park. A small lake and nice flowers make this park very attractive to Chinese families. Specially in spring they gather here to take a photo with a blooming tree in the background.

    It is located in the west of the city centre.

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    • Family Travel

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    One of the many areas that...

    by wen_viaggio Written Aug 26, 2002

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    One of the many areas that tourists often miss are the lesser known parks in the city. There are plenty of them....can't recall the names. Some offer interesting sights and will reward the curious traveller. Anyway, that's me standing next to a frozen pond.

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    A board near this rock reads...

    by chanakya Written Aug 25, 2002

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    A board near this rock reads as follows....

    BLUE IRIS HILL
    According to history, an official during the Ming Dynasty found this large stone in Fangshan near Beijing. During his effort to bring it home, he went bankrupt and had to discard it. Hence the name 'Homebreaking Stone'. Later, Emperor Qianlong had it moved to this place and named it 'Blue Iris Hill'. This is the largest stone decoration in ancient Chinese Gardens.

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    China's wonderful parks and...

    by o00o Written Aug 25, 2002

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    China's wonderful parks and lakes are now open to everyone but it was not always been like that. In fact, most parks were private gardens reserved for the pleasure of the feudal lords and mandarins who ran the country until the Sun Yat Sen republic of 1911.

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    Xiang Shan. Which is the most...

    by jjasmine Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Xiang Shan. Which is the most relaxing place in Beijing. It's littlebit far from town.I can't remember around 1 or two hour. I will check the transportation later on. Just take by bus and easy and cheap to get there.

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    In one park, i don't remember...

    by bdelphin Written Sep 8, 2002

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    In one park, i don't remember which one, i could watch a friendly concert. People sang some french songs, but translated in chinese, very nice.

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    Qing Dynasty Taoranting Park...

    by o00o Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Qing Dynasty Taoranting Park is an exception to that elitist rule as it is reputed to have always been open to the public.

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    sometimes you can find some...

    by bafgkm Written Aug 25, 2002

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    sometimes you can find some people are doing this in a park or a large space,I once even saw on a street!

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  • If you want to get a whole...

    by gogogigi Written Aug 24, 2002

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    If you want to get a whole view from above of the Forbiden City,go to Jingshan Park.It's just behind the Forbiden City.But people often ignore it.

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  • In autumn,you can't miss the...

    by gogogigi Written Aug 24, 2002

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    In autumn,you can't miss the 'red leaves' on 'Xiangshan' mountain.But it's not easy to come at a right time.

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