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People's Park, Chengdu

Listed under City Parks in Chengdu, China.

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China has big cities; massive cities to be exact and parks play an important role in society. People go to the parks to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. It’s their city breaks from the concrete jungle in a quiet oasis of trees and greenery.

Chengdu takes hanging out in a park to a whole new level. Smiling faces dance and sing. And when I say dance and sing, I don’t mean singing to themselves all alone in a quiet corner. No, people sing loud and proud. Karaoke machines are set up all over the park as people sing songs performing them with passion and vigor belting them out like a Vegas headliner. Dancers dressed in costumes lead the way as older men and women follow along at the sidelines. They know every step and have serenity in their face filled with pure happiness.

Men walk their birds in trapped elaborate cages and listen to them sing. Others practice calligraphy with wet brushes while they write ancient poems on the sidewalk only to have their works of art evaporate into thin air. Children learn to draw as they sit quietly re-creating the parks monument and women even leave notes on trees with their stats and phone numbers in search of a husband.

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Written by  Dave and Deb.

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