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Zizhuyuan Gongyuan (Black Bamboo Park)

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Address: No.35 Zhongguancun South Main Street, Haidian District, Beijing, China (Formerly Purple Bamboo Park)
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Cool and green

A nice park right behind the National Library of China. A good spot to breathe some clean air and mingle with the Chinese visitors.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stefan L
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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50 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice park right behind the National Library of China. A good spot to breathe some clean air and mingle with the Chinese visitors.

Thank Stefan L
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

We arrived there by mistake as a taxi driver decided to drive us there instead of to The Summer Palace.( Yes , we gave him a note with the right address.) We were not sorry for a moment. The park is as beautiful as a park can be. but what turned it into an extraordinary experience were the people in... More 

1 Thank benGalilee
Nurmijarvi, Finland
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135 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016

In March there were big construction/renovation projects going on so it little bit lowered the photogenic feeling. Nor there were leaves on the trees or flowers. It must be a great place to visit in summer time, but in March it is not a must see place. Easy to access with the subway.

Thank Cadhlan
San Diego
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126 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016

we walked to the park from our hotel in the Western side of Beijing, which was about a 2.5 mile walk each way. it was a beautiful Sunday, actually Mother's Day and we saw so many people dancing and having fun in the park. Everyone was so friendly even though we were clearly the only Westerners in the park, they... More 

1 Thank sandiegoheidi
Beijing, China
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103 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2016

It's a 200m walk (5 min) from exit D of the National Library metro station on line 4 or 9. The park is large so it's a long walk around the lake, but the landscape is very beautiful. A lot of walkers and runners use the main path. You can find less traveled side paths through the bamboo forests. It's... More 

2 Thank Paulo D
Shanghai, China
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Reviewed 28 July 2015

This is another green oasis in Beijing with so many different things to do. It's full of people dancing, doing martial arts, walking, etc. A great place to people watch and just walk about watching Chinese tradition. There is a small (old) funfair for younger children. We took a duck boat out onto the lake which was fun.

Thank John T
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103 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2015 via mobile

This park is free which is always a bonus, very pretty, it was nice to have a stroll round. Going on the boats looked particularly fun and good for children as some had water pistols on, although we didn't do this ourselves. It seemed like lots of locals were there and it was interesting to see them doing their excercises... More 

Thank Sarah S
Beijing, China
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92 reviews
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Reviewed 16 September 2014

We went to this park on a Saturday, expecting tons of people, and, yet, it was lovely and not so crowded! The entrance is free, but you do need to pay for parking if you come with a car. It was entertainingly good to walk around the park; many locals were dancing, singing, playing chess, some even feeding pigeons and... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2014

We stumbled onto this place while looking for the "animal market" which was reported to be NE of Zizhuyuan Qiao near Xisanhuan (W 3rd ring road). Admission was free but it looks as if that may change as there were gates and ticket booths at the multiple entrances (or maybe they used to charge an admission fee). The park has... More 

1 Thank Mike C
Penang Island, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2013

It's sceanic and if you have the extra time, do visit. By mid morning there will be senior citizens doing the waltz (perfectly well mind you) at the entrance of the park...nice to watch...

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