Written by: Amber’Jade Friend, Au Pair Participant
With more than three hundred (Yes, you read correctly.) parks in Beijing, there is always an opportunity presenting itself for you to grab a sun hat, bug spray, and your picnic blanket to escape the stresses of everyday life that China presents.
From the more famous, Chaoyang Park and Beihai park to the quieter and more serene corner parks and Imperial gardens. Beijing always offers you the perfect moments to get lost in nature. Filled with tranquility, stunning temples and traditional sun house these parks boast seas of green that go on for as long as the eye can follow and beautiful silent ponds and silky streams.
When the seasons start to change these green seas go aflame and turn to orange and red. Taking your breath away completely. The nature in China never fails to amaze and surprise you, mother nature putting her personal art on display for all to see and appreciate.
One of my all-time favorite parks would be the Purple Bamboo Park, being one of the seven biggest parks in Beijing the Purple Bamboo park has three connecting lakes, small islands, and bridges that carry you over the water.
The banks of the lakes generously overflow with shrubs, plants, and trees giving the park a feel of being dumped in the middle of an adventure movie scene.
I always tend to have the feelings of nostalgia being washed over me when entering this park or any other park in Beijing. Whether it be in the middle of the city, along with the walls or a small area of greenery. The designs completely transform the surrounding areas into something spectacular.
Amber’Jade Friend, a South African Au Pair from Au Pair China Programme, is placed in Beijing for 6 months.
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