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Kunshan is loaded with parks in every direction. And whether a newbie to the city, short-term visitor, or long-standing dweller, it’s always important to step away from the hustle and bustle, relax, and stop and smell the roses every once and awhile. Let’s take a look at the major parks that Kunshan has to offer:
Forest Park is probably the largest park in Kunshan in terms of land space, spanning an area of 166.26 hectares. It's got huge stretches of grass fields where you’ll find groups of families, friends and couples kicking back in tents or settled on blankets and enjoying a nice picnic. There’s a huge lake that sits in the middle of the park and visitors may take short boat rides for a fee. Furthermore, there's a greenhouse, exhibitions of aquatic plants and animals, a science corridor, and much more. Should you feel too tired to trek the long pathway circling the park, there are 5-person cycling carriages available too. You can't beat that!
Forest Park Address in Kunshan:
No.888 West Ma'anshan Road
You've probably seen it and didn't even realize it was there. Tinglin Park is located at Kunshan's only hill. Visitors can go hiking or enjoy a walk along the grass field and flower beds. There are small ponds and lakes, a “beach” area, and plenty of Bamboo trees. What's more, Tinglin Park hosts several small attractions that include the Kunshan Opera Museum, an amusement park, zoo, and Buddhist temple.
Price: 20RMB, No bike allowed.
Tinglin Park Address in Kunshan:
No.1 Ma'anshan Road
Children’s Park is near the Swissotel and is within walking distance of Kunshan Citizen’s Park. Perhaps the most exciting characteristic of the park is that it occasionally hosts Tai-Ci practitioners in the morning and late evening. Whether you’ve just moved to the city or have been living in Kunshan for a while, try heading over to Children’s Park around 18:00 to catch authentic Tai-chi specialist in action!
Children's Park Address in Kunshan:
No. 387 Qianjin Middle Road (Swissotel)
YANGCHENG LAKE PARK
Yangcheng Lake Park sits right beside Fairmount Yangcheng Lake Hotel and connects to the last bit of the Kunshan-Danyang Grand Bridge. It's a prime destination for picnics, BBQ, and other fun-filled outdoor activities. The park is also frequently used as a backdrop for wedding photos. When you’re done touring Yangcheng Lake, make sure to munch on some delicious Hairy Crab if the season permits!
WEEK NINE-ECOLOGY PARK
Week Nine Ecology Park comes with the usual—fields, gardens, and ponds—but did you know that it also has wild animals such as camels, horses, donkeys, and monkeys? The park is also riddled with picnic tables equipped with barbecue pits, making it a fantastic place to not only to get up-close-and-personal with nature, but to also entertain large groups.
Weeknine Ecology Park Address in Kunshan:
No. 2401 Yingbin West Rd. Bacheng Town
Bailu Park sits directly behind the church that's up the street from Kunshan South Railway Station. It's got a small lake, short bridge, and plenty of space to kick back, relax, and enjoy a cool breeze under a lush green tree. It's also got a compact workout area fitted with jungle-gym styled exercise equipment.
Bailu Park Address in Kunshan:
Yunshan Square Park is located directly across from Kunshan’s notorious shopping street, Renmin Road. Per its location, the park is generally active throughout most of the day. In the morning you’ll find a few locals enjoying walks. In the afternoon, expect to see hordes of people cozying up under the trees or on a patch of grass engaged in card games. By evening’s time the park’s visitors will have quadrupled in numbers with much of the activity revolving around square dancing, skating, and B-Boy practice.
Yunshan Square Address in Kunshan:
Heard of Kunshan’s Exhibition Hall? You know, the building with the iconic big green ball? Well, head directly behind it and you'll find City Park. It's also literally a few steps away from the city's Heilongjiang Strip.
City Park Address in Kunshan:
前进中路109号 (Walk behind the building with the green ball)
Chenxi Park can be found on the eastside of Kunshan. It is a large leisure containing a pond--Jitan Pond—and its surrounded by towering apartments and hotels in the immediate area.
Bajie Garden isn't too far from Yangcheng Lake. Like Forest Park it's got a pretty large land space and is covered with vast green fields. You can rent bikes, hit a few water activities, and best of all, enjoy the sunset.
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