Parks in Beijing
This park is located in the Embassy area just west of Guomao and it's a great place to people watch, There is a rock climbing wall if you're feeling adventurous, or if you want something more relaxed, head to the ALTER and watch people flying kites or have a crack at it yourself. It's not really the kind of place to come to lounge around on the grass since everything has been landscaped, but it's worth a wander around. There are some bars here including the Stone Boat that has live music outside.
Home to the Temple of the Earth, this sprawling park is
This park is small but packed with interesting sights. There's a big lake, fancy bridges, ponds packed with lily pads, and it's a great place to escape from the city. Surrounding apartment buildings still look in but it's a peaceful place nonetheless.
This park is located out towards the Lido area of Beijing and has a good balance of the usual landscaping found in Chinese parks combined with plenty of foresty bits.
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