Zizhuyuan Gongyuan (Black Bamboo Park)

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Zizhuyuan Gongyuan (Black Bamboo Park)

Zizhuyuan Gongyuan (Black Bamboo Park)
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
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Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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KodoDrummer
Yekaterinburg, Russia64,085 contributions
Oct 2020
This large Chinese-style peaceful park is also known as Black Bamboo Park and Purple Bamboo Park. Nice walking, jogging and biking trails. Love the lotus bridge. The bamboo name comes from part of its forest,
Written November 8, 2020
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SylvieR84
Avignon, France110 contributions
Mar 2013 • Couples
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.
Written March 16, 2013
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bonanza1973
San Carlos, CA598 contributions
Mar 2016 • Solo
It's a 200m walk (5 min) from exit D of the National Library metro station on line 4 or 9. The park is large so it's a long walk around the lake, but the landscape is very beautiful. A lot of walkers and runners use the main path. You can find less traveled side paths through the bamboo forests. It's winter time, so there are no lake activities. The giant duck demands attention. I like the lotus bridge. It's a stone bridge that zigzags along the shore of the lake for about 100m; at each zigzag point, there is a seating area in the shape of a lotus flower.

Free admission.
Written March 11, 2016
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nietis
Beijing, China231 contributions
Sep 2014 • Family
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.
Written September 16, 2014
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Ray H
Obidos, Portugal890 contributions
Mar 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.
Written March 15, 2013
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BrigitteKoch1974
Ingolstadt, Germany48 contributions
Apr 2020 • Couples
This park is the most beautiful one in Beijing. It’s not that loud commercial thing... it’s nature 🎋🌸☀️
I definitely go there more often now
Written April 10, 2020
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CLL10
Penang Island, Malaysia142 contributions
Mar 2013 • Friends
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...
Written April 10, 2013
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CzechJaneBlack
Prague, Czech Republic75 contributions
Nov 2011 • Solo
This park is just a few hundred meters alongside the main road from the Beijing Zoo. It's very quiet, a good place to take a rest before exploring some more of Beijing.
Written November 19, 2011
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Crowso
Portland, OR95 contributions
Oct 2019
I joined a tour that included 2 days in Beijing but wanted to explore the urban life and found this lovely imperial park nearby. Free entry. Very clean and spacious. The park I would judge about half the size of New York Central Park is filled with lakes and streams crossed by arched bridges, curving pathways and buildings of interest (size estimated as a former New Yorker!). The vegetation includes flower beds, mature trees and bamboo groves. The walls around the park and limited access produces a calm environment, but at every plaza their are crowds of Chinese with their boom boxes (kept toned down) dancing both traditional Chinese as well as Western ball room steps. Children frolic and many adults just sit on benches enjoying nature. I was virtually the only Westerner to be seen but cordially welcome. The park is close to the Zoo with a Carrefor Store in between.
Written November 2, 2019
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Ltp_BKK
Bangkok, Thailand459 contributions
Oct 2017 • Solo
I can spend whole day here!!! Beautiful traditional architecture and gorgeous Chinese garden, it will be heaven of the photographer. There are also local people that do many activities in the park such as dancing, playing musical instruments, exercise and etc. I'm sure that you will definitely get many nice shoot.
Written October 7, 2017
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  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM