Saturday, May 05, 2007

Zhongshan Park

中山公园
Zhongshan Park
Zhongshan Park is a wonderful escape into a more natural environment after visiting museums, galleries and Tiananmen Square.
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Zhongshan Park, Beijing, China
Spring is particularly stunning in Zhongshan Park. There are huge swathes of tulips planted throughout the park lining paths, or adding splashes of colour under avenues of trees. It really has to be seen if visiting Beijing during the spring.

Zhongshan Park












In addition to the stunning tulips there are also impressive displays of wisteria, bamboo and peonies. Cherry and apple blossom can also be enjoyed in the early days of spring.

Zhongshan Park, Beijing, China
The park has a beautifully landscaped lake surrounded by trees and crossed by arched bridges. This area features a mix of blossom trees, bulbs and annuals to create a festive spring atmosphere which is frequently reflected in the water of the lake.
Zhongshan Park, Beijing, China

If visiting the park during the May Day holiday don’t expect to be alone. The park is very popular with many Beijingers and visitors from other parts of China. At the same time you can still find a quiet area to sit and ‘watch the world go by’ or alternatively strike up a conversation with some of the friendly locals wanting to practice their English.
Zhongshan Park, Beijing, China

Those who enjoy being on the water can also hire a boat to cruise the Forbidden City moat. Alternatively, if you visit during winter, hire a pair of skates and enjoy the ice.
Zhongshan Park, Beijing, China
Zhongshan Park is open daily 6.30am-8pm during the winter and 6am-9pm during the summer.
Telephone: 6605 5431
Zhongshan Park, Beijing, China Photography by Russell Uebergang