Sunday, May 10, 2009

JingShan Park in Beijing

Above: JingShan Park in Beijing. Everybody enjoyed flower show.


Chinese Flowers in JingShan Park
PICTORIAL - BUSY GOLDEN WEEK IN BEIJING PARK

JingShan Park has been open for public since 1928. Park is also known as Coal Hill Park, Feng Shui Hill and Prospect Hill. It's in the middle of Beijing, just north of TianAnMen Square and Forbidden City and beside another famous park, BeiHai Park.

JingShan Park is known for a thousand years. It was established during Jin Dynasty. The park hill is man made, some 46 meters high. As Beijing is very flat, JingShan Park is the highest point in city area.

For me one hour was enough to walk the park around to see its gardens, pavilions, houses and dancers.


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Inside JingShan Park its history is introduced on an old board. Interesting point is, that the last emperor of Ming Dynasty, Chong Zhen (1628-1644) committed suicide at JingShan Park. Rebel army had broken into Beijing and Forbidden City, he had no way to escape. He hanged himself on a locust tree.

Above-1: JingShan Park in Beijing. Western gate.

Above-2: JingShan Park in Beijing. Ticket sales. 5RMB (0.50EUR or 0,60USD) per person, students and elder people half price.

Above-3: JingShan Park in Beijing. A group gets briefing.

Above-4: JingShan Park in Beijing. Red hat travelers and president's new guidelines made me think about old Chinese symbols.

Above-5: JingShan Park in Beijing.

Above-6: JingShan Park in Beijing. Walls and flowers.

Above-7: JingShan Park in Beijing.

Above-8: JingShan Park in Beijing.

Above-9: JingShan Park in Beijing. My best flower shot.

Above-10: JingShan Park in Beijing.

Above-11: JingShan Park in Beijing.
Big flowers. Afternoon +25C forcing them on defence.

Above-12: JingShan Park in Beijing. A lot of photographers, only a few persons made drawings.

Above-13: JingShan Park in Beijing. Flower power.

Above-14: JingShan Park in Beijing.

Above-15: JingShan Park in Beijing. Olympic blue sky!

Above-16: JingShan Park in Beijing. Visitors.

Above-17: JingShan Park in Beijing. A lady drummer.

Above-18: JingShan Park in Beijing. Five men playing with drummer lady. Men have small loudspeakers on belts.

Above-19: JingShan Park in Beijing. Dancing in the park.

Above-20: JingShan Park in Beijing. Groups, groups, groups.

Above-21: JingShan Park in Beijing. Groups, groups, groups.

Above-22: JingShan Park in Beijing. Millions of photos.

Above-23: JingShan Park in Beijing. Got barefoot?

Above-24: JingShan Park in Beijing. She was not barefoot.

Above-25: JingShan Park in Beijing.

Above-26: JingShan Park in Beijing.
Armbanded hand can give you ice cream, drinks and snacks.

Above-27: JingShan Park in Beijing. The Wall.

Above-28: JingShan Park in Beijing. The Doors.

Above-29: JingShan Park in Beijing. The Doors.

Above-30: JingShan Park in Beijing. Outside the western gate.


I had fun.
Weather was good.
Ice cream was good.
Sky was blue.
This old rap, don't ask me what it means!


Hali-Viivoo, Hali-Veivoo,
Hali-Viivoo-Veivoo-Vum.
Hali-Met, Hali-Sä,
Hali-Vei, Hali-Kot,
Hali-MetsäVeikot!


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JingShan Park introduction board had a picture of President Hu JinTao and China's New National Moral Principles.

According to President Hu, China's Communist Party officials and the Chinese masses should maintain socialist morality in line with
Eight Honors and Eight Shames - Ba Rong Ba Chi:
    1. Love your country; do it no harm 2. Serve the people; never betray them 3. Follow the science; discard superstition 4. Be diligent; not indolent 5. Be united, help each other; make no gains at other's expense 6. Be honest, trustworthy; do not sacrifice ethics for profit 7. Be disciplined and law-abiding; not chaotic and lawless 8. Live plainly, work hard; do not wallow in luxuries and pleasures

Chinese have their mentality, and have developed their own complex thinking. If President's eight moral principles and guidelines, Ba Rong Ba Chi, could change Chinese people's behavior, then we will see enhanced quality of the nation.

UPDATE:
These six men were resting and discussing in front of Ba Rong Ba Chi - Eight Honors and Eight Shames - advertisement near Workers Stadium at GongTiBeiLu Avenue in Beijing modern center.

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JingShan Park near Forbidden City
+ Good park for walk-around, not oversized
+ Live music and dancers, a lot of visiting groups
+ If energy is no problem, extends well trip to Foreign City
- Traffic around the park
**** GOOD TARGET FOR A FEW HOURS WALK ****


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