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“We'll be back!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Black Bamboo Park

Black Bamboo Park
No.35 Zhongguancun South Main Street, Haidian District, Beijing, China (Formerly Purple Bamboo Park)
86-10-68425851
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Ranked #65 of 1,198 Attractions in Beijing
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Beijing, China
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“We'll be back!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We went to this park on a Saturday, expecting tons of people, and, yet, it was lovely and not so crowded!
The entrance is free, but you do need to pay for parking if you come with a car.
It was entertainingly good to walk around the park; many locals were dancing, singing, playing chess, some even feeding pigeons and fishing in the lake.
The view is so pretty and scenic! I'm sure in the summer, the lake will be beautiful with so many lotus flowers growing there. We only got to see the lotus leaves, since we came in Autumn, but it's still so pretty to see the lake full of lotus! You can get a ride on a boat in the lotus lake (rowed by man power, just like in Venice, but with many more passengers) for RMB20 per adult (Sept 2014). Or, you can rent your own boat and ride it yourself, but in a different lake, if you prefer the fun part.

The park also has a special part dedicated for rides, games and fun stuffs for kids and adults, like a county fair. There's even a place, where you can fish little fish and bring them home, fun activity for kids and adults. We were particularly fond of the playground that they have there. RMB 30 for the entrance for the kid, parents go free (since we can't really play anything anyway!), your kid can play as long as they like. There are 2 bouncy castles, many slides, balls pool, etc. It's a good place for physical activities for your toddlers & kids, they can climb up and slide down.
Beware that this is an outdoor playground, so, it's not really ideal when it rains or it's very cold.

Visited September 2014
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Waterloo, Canada
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“A gem off the beaten tourist path”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We stumbled onto this place while looking for the "animal market" which was reported to be NE of Zizhuyuan Qiao near Xisanhuan (W 3rd ring road). Admission was free but it looks as if that may change as there were gates and ticket booths at the multiple entrances (or maybe they used to charge an admission fee). The park has lots of greenery, including lots of its namesake reeds, and water features. Together with all the locals - average age ~50+ on the weekday morning we were there - practicing their various dances, tai chi, oriental stringed instruments, and sedately fishing, it made for a very tranquil setting. It reminded me of Temple of Heaven Park but without the temples, crowds and loud music. Overall, not a "must-see" place but very enjoyable and highly recommended if you want to spend some time off the beaten tourist path.

Visited May 2014
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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“Nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

It's sceanic and if you have the extra time, do visit. By mid morning there will be senior citizens doing the waltz (perfectly well mind you) at the entrance of the park...nice to watch...

Visited March 2013
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Avignon, France
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“An Outing with the Locals”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Going to this park is very easy: take Line 4 to National Library, then exit D and continue for about 100 meters and it's right there on the right.
It's a rather large, well kept park, with many different kinds of bamboos for sure, lakes where one can rent a boat, an amusement place for small children. But what is best there is to see local people do their thing: some are ballroom dancing with gusto; others are singing opera or classical Chinese songs; still others are playing cards or board games; others still are doing tai chi and/or martial arts; families with young children abound. It s very relaxing and pleasant. Entrance is free. Food and facilities are widely available throughout.

Visited March 2013
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“Black Bamboo Park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

I have visited here at all times of the year, with the ice frozen solid on the lakes and with the sun hot and the lilies in full bloom. At all times of the year it is a delight, local people practice their dancing, they are aesthetic with their streamers, sing, play and enjoy the ambience of this delightful area. Getting off the subway at the National library and turning North it is a few minutes walk along into its bamboo shade. The lakes are beautiful and the park is peaceful despite the number of people who go there. Very few western tourists actually go to this park so it is possible to see the Beijingers enjoying themselves.

Visited March 2013
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