Thursday, August 21, 2008

Beijing musical traditions

Park Music
Beijing provides many parks for people to escape the confines of their apartments and enjoy a more natural environment while socializing with family and friends.

One of the many favourite past times in Beijing parks is to practise music. People can be found playing traditional musical instruments or singing their favourite songs in many of the parks. 

Amateur and professional musicians can also be heard around some of the famous historic landmarks like the Temple of Heaven. Jingshan Park is awash with mass choirs each Sunday, along with many smaller groups or individuals enjoying their time outdoors.

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