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Chengdu People’s Park

Introducing Chengdu People’s Park
People's Park, also called Renmin Park, is located on Shaocheng Road in central Chengdu, near Tianfu Square. If you want to know more about the local people's life, this park is the absolutely your best choice. The park is lively and interesting and the soul of relaxing lifestyle in Chengdu remains here.

Chengdu People’s Park Fast Facts
• Chinese Name: Chengdu Renmin Gongyuan 成都人民公园
• Best Time to Visit: March to June, September to November
• Recommended Visiting Hours: About 1 to 2 hours
• Things to Do: Photography, Nature, Leisure
• Opening Hours: All day
• Entrance Fee: Free; ¥12 during flower shows; ¥8 during major festivals
• Address: No.12 Shaocheng Road, Citang Street, Qingyang District, Chengdu, Sichuan Province

What to expect at Chengdu People’s Park

The park is located in the former ‘Shaocheng’, which was built as the garrison in Qing dynasty. In 1911, the last Qing general in Chengdu, Yu Kun converted part of Shaocheng into the city's first public park, known as Shaocheng Park. In 1924, many improvements were made in the park, including building museums, a library, a zoo, and sports facilities. After the establishment of the People's Republic of China in 1949, the government renamed the park as People's Park in 1950. The park was enlarged, refurbished, and reopened in October 1952.

The park features several Chinese gardens, a beautiful lake, the Railway Protection Movement Monument, and local tea houses. The park is not big but has a bit of everything, peaceful, chaotic, and interesting.

In this park, you can see many interesting things, outdoor karaoke at nightclub volume, blind date party, senior people dancing, calligraphy practice with water on the pavement, and traditional Chinese instruments playing such as the pipa or erhu.

There are apparently three tea houses in this park. The most famous one is the century-old Heming Teahouse, a local landmark. It is nice moment to drink a cup of tea there. Your tea will be brought along with a big thermos of hot water, to top up with. You can sit for hours if you wish.

How to get to Chengdu People’s Park

By Bus
• Take bus No. 4, 5, 13, 14, 29, 30, 43, 47, 53, 57, 64, 78, 81, 93, 94, 98, or 340 to the park.

By Metro
• Take Metro Line 2 and get off at Renmin Gongyuan Station.

Additional travel advice on Chengdu People’s Park
• The Park is a popular gathering site for local people where you can learn about the daily life of Chengdu citizens.
• Nearby attractions: Wide & Narrow Alley, Jinli Ancient Street, Thatched Cottage of Dufu, etc.

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