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“Pleasant retreat from the madding crowd”
Review of Shuishang Park

Shuishang Park
Ranked #8 of 419 things to do in Tianjin
Certificate of Excellence
Tianjin, China
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Pleasant retreat from the madding crowd”
Reviewed March 13, 2012

Just a very big park, but with lots of greenery and waterways (Shui Shang means 'on the water'). Quite and relaxing during the weekdays, and good for long meandering walks.

Attractions and food are abysmal, but will not affect your enjoyment of the park (as they are rarely open!)

Visited October 2011
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Jurong, Singapore
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“Great for a long walk”
Reviewed February 27, 2012

Very clean and relaxing environment. Great if you can hike or jog here in the morning since the park is huge.

Visited February 2012
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Blacksburg, Virginia
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“An expansive park for a pleasant stroll and mingling with Chinese seeking relaxation”
Reviewed September 16, 2011

[I must begin by saying to the previous reviewer - my kiwi friend, you are imaginative in the use of the term "suburban," although it's all relative in a sprawling city like Tianjin. cheers!]

Shuishang (literally "on the water") Park is likely the most prized of traditional Chinese parks in a city with many other fine examples. Elements of amusement parks and theme park kitsch have encroached on what once was very traditional. The park was designed by some highly esteemed 20th century landscape architects, with some areas modeled on elements of famous gardens at the West Lake. Much of this original character remains although one sometimes may be distracted by the modern entertainment elements. The park is full of mostly tasteful and traditional garden elements: water features, exotic plants, temples, pagodas, pavilions and paths. For much of the year the park is also full of activity: singers, er-hu players, dancers, reclusive young couples, and plenty of Chinese family outings with the lone child/grandchild. There are several sites which are very popular with wedding photographers

Visited February 2011
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“Relaxing park in suburbs”
Reviewed March 19, 2008

The park is not too far from the TV tower. The Water Park, for me is about a gentle stroll in the shady covered walkways, trees & waterways. The small amusement park rides & attached zoo seemed a little run-down when I was there, but the Water Park itself was very pleasant. A small tower in the middle allows a decent view of the park & surroundings. Paddle boats on the water for the enthusiastic, plenty of space to run for the children. The paths & water can be a little maze-like when it comes time to go. The easiest way out may be through the zoo, for a small fee.

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