Posts tagged Park
Jingshan Gongyuan ( 景山公园) is one of my favorite destinations in this big city called Beijing. This park is not well known across the tourists as it is not flagged on tourist guides compared to the neighboorhood parks of Beihai or Houhai.
This visit is often included in a triptych Tiananmen – Forbidden City – Jingshan. After several hours walking on Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City, they often skipped this place.
This is unfortunate as this park got a specific atmosphere and you can discover easily Chinese culture and practices. I often met some traditional music bands, some people practicing Taishi or other Chinese sports and some chorals who sing old Chinese songs.
One important thing for Chinese people is to keep a healthy mind and body. My company plans often some outings in Beijing neighborhoods to follow this spirit. I had the chance to go two times to fragrant hills since I joined the company 6 months ago. The first time was during spring for cherry blossom and the second time was couple of days ago for the Red Leaves Festival.
Xiangshan ( 香山公园 – Fragrant Hills Park) is located in the North West of Beijing, about 20 km from the city centre. The ticket price is 10 yuans. This park covers 1.6 km2 and consists of important vegetation, landscape areas and several temples on the way to the peak. (more…)