Revolution Park

Revolution Park, Xi'an

Revolution Park
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Historic Sites • Parks
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM

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23 reviews
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CTS_Knows
Sarasota, FL2,515 contributions
UNIQUE PARK
Jul 2018 • Friends
This was a pretty interesting place to visit. There are many statues and flower beds spread out in a tranquil setting. Walking through we came upon a group of locals dancing. It was just amazing to see something like this. A few of us joined in. Everybody was smiling and it really got our day off full of happiness.
Written August 18, 2018
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elindoo
Stuart, FL2,247 contributions
Great relaxing park
Apr 2018 • Family
Although there is a lot going on in the park, it's also quite relaxing just to wonder around, see all the beautiful flowers, sit on the benches and soak it all in. A definite must do if you need a little relaxation.
Written April 22, 2018
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Daryl S
London493 contributions
Great park to wander through with a few nice areas to take pictures and enjoy
Mar 2018 • Solo
Take a stroll around the lake/pond and enjoy the people playing music and watching the people enjoy the park space.

Plenty of things for children to do and just a nice calm area to waste some time.
Written March 12, 2018
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Triplyzer I
500 contributions
walk in nature
Jan 2018 • Friends
Revolution Park - if you are bored of visitng tourist sites, then consider paying a visit here for a beautiful walk.
Written February 27, 2018
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SOH KIEN PENG
Singapore, Singapore6,315 contributions
An era of upheavals and bloodshed
Nov 2017 • Solo
During my 5 days in Xian, I stayed at the 7 Sages Hostel near the Xian Train station. The Revolution Park was just 5 mins walk away from my hostel.

I came here one morning and from far, I could hear the pulsating and alluring Uyghur song and music being played. A group of residents was dancing happily with broad smiles, shaking their bodies in sync with the rhymes and rhythm of the hot music. Outstanding among the dancers was a young beautiful Uyghur girl attired in her traditional Uyghur traditional costumes who appeared so engrossed in her dance that she was oblivious of the staring eyes focusing on her. The rest of the Hans Chinese dancers following her dance steps were so jubilant in their looks as if they felt so honored to have the Uyghur lady teaching them the dance.

Xian impressed me with this harmonious relationship between the Hans Chinese and the Muslim minority. This probably was entrenched in the culture of Xian since the days when Muslim traders from Central Asia crossed the Silk Road into China.

The development of the Muslim Quarter in Xian further testified to the high degree of tolerance, compassion and goodwill practiced by Tang China towards foreigners and minorities. Buddhism, a foreign religion, was able to find her foothold in China and developed into a dominant and harmonious relationship with Confucianism and Taoism.

While many countries struggle with race and religion, the history of China seem to exclude many of these headaches. On the other hand, what we saw were chapters of political revolutions especially in the epoch of modern China.

This Revolution Park in Xian tells of the revolutionary history of China during the early 20s and 30s. After the death of Dr Sun Yat Sen, China was divided and warlords carved China into their sphere of influence. The Kuomintang Nationalist Army under the leadership of Chiang Kai Shek decided to crash all the warlords and reunify China.

Xian fell into the encirclement of one of the warlords and 50,000 residents perished during the encirclement when food supply was cut off. Despite under persistent pressure to surrender, the defending army continued to hold the fort till the arrival of another Nationalist troop. This Revolution Park was built to commemorate the death of those heroic soldiers and people of Xian who relentlessly refused to surrender and sacrifice for a heroic cause.

At another corner of the Park, I saw a statue of one unfamiliar revolutionary figure. His name `Xie Zi Zhang' (谢子长)(1897—1935). I read his biography engraved on the stone statue. He was a capable revolutionary communist general dedicated to the cause of communism and perished his life during the civil war.

It was also in Xian that the fate of China altered the course when General Chiang Kai Shek was kidnapped during a mutiny. The civil war between the communists and Kuomintang was abated so as to fight against their common enemy - the Japanese Imperialists. The communists consolidated their influence during the united front and eventually won the battle after the war against the Japanese.

Throughout this tumultuous history of modern China, religion and race were not the theme of any revolution. It was political and ideological; internal fight for reunification between the warlords and the Nationalist army and between the communists and the Kuomintang and the war against foreign aggression and dominion.

This Revolution Park displays to us an era of upheavals, turbulence and bloodshed of modern China. There is a museum in the park but I did not visit the museum. It was closed each time I came. But I decided not to visit the museum because it is sad to delve more into this part of China history.

Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed. Mao aptly described the history of modern China in that decade as one of politics and war. This is the so-called Revolution in his Marxist interpretation of history.
Written December 18, 2017
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William J
58 contributions
very old school
Nov 2017 • Couples
this is a great place to visit - no fancy most things worn out but well worth the look as many many locals come here each day and you get to see all the things the do to keep busy from dancing to playing music - and most of it is free. Does need some TLC.
Written November 12, 2017
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CamiGunther
Atlantic City, NJ73 contributions
Must see Park because it is very active and authentic
Jul 2015 • Couples
Great Park. We spent about 3 hours here with our guide and it was a great authentic experience. As you walk around you see people exercising in group activities and a section where parents hang up posters to try to match make their children with other locals. I also got my ears cleaned for $2 wkich is a unique experience and old custom of the area.
Written September 23, 2015
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JustJessPerth
Perth488 contributions
Found by accident, stayed for fun
Please, please, please if you are a fan of things quirky and a little left of the usual or "boring" tourist things in a city then this is the place for you
Written May 13, 2015
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Andydexterous
Adelaide, Australia52 contributions
A pleasant discovery
Sep 2013 • Solo
This park is a photographers and unique tourists dream. A trashy, outdated, rundown fun fair including unsafe looking rides. Classical Chinese style gardens including lakes, bridges and plenty of interesting rock and statue features. A corner where mums and dads are trying to marry their daughters off to potentional husbands through descriptions pinned to trees. Dancing and karaoke amongst the local people.

This place is well worth a few hours to wander through and observe. A true hidden gem!
Written September 20, 2013
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Revolution Park is open:
  • Sun - Sat 6:30 AM - 11:00 PM