People's Park, Chengdu
And people were having tea by the lake side. The bamboo chairs were really beautiful. However, it seemed like they will gradually be replaced by ugly blue plastic ones.
I bypassed the Mahjong area as I hated the noise of it. To my disappointment, I didn't see anybody playing chess.
In the People's Park I got to see the locals relaxing and families spending time with each other. There were artists making favourite characters for the children. We strolled around the park and found a group of children doing Chinese painting. However, I got a few hostile stares from the parents when I tried to take a photo.
We also went to a tea house with lots of beautiful bamboo chairs inside the park. We tried to find people playing chess but it seemed mah jong was more popular.
A park which I came across while I was staying at Sheraton Chengdu. In the morning, there are men & women practicing Tai Chi (or commonly known as Tai Ji Quan in Chinese).
To find out more about Tai Chi, please proceed to http://members.tripod.com/~zenist/taichi.html & http://qi-journal.com/taiji.asp.
Fondest memory: There were also children drawing and painting. They are really talented! However, I got a few hostile stares from one of the parents when I tried to take a picture of her daughter.