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Liangfeng Forest Park

On our day off, Nichole and I went to explore one of the newest parks in town, Liangfeng Forest Park. It’s located in the southeast corner of town, and it’s enormous. The “forest” is a bit optimistic, but once the trees grow up it’ll be quite impressive. Strike that, it’s already quite impressive, but it will be even better.

Liangfeng Forest Park

The focus of the park is a big lake, with paths all the way around it. Along the paths are a variety of other attractions. The whole park is probably 1km by 1km.

Liangfeng Forest Park

One of the most interesting sights is a greenhouse. It’s probably the nicest greenhouse I’ve ever seen, technologically speaking. It’s divided into a humid “rainforest” section and an arid “desert” section.

Liangfeng Forest Park

Another sight is the bonsai gardens. Though not as extensive as the Humble Administrator’s Garden in Suzhou, the setting is more scenic, surrounding koi ponds and lovely covered walkways.

Liangfeng Forest Park

One of the four entrances to the park is this “subterranean” gate at the north end. It’s quite a neat idea, even if the rocks are hollow.

Liangfeng Forest Park

The landscaping all over the park was amazing. Here’s a hedge maze.

Liangfeng Forest Park

This park has the single coolest piece of playground equipment ever: a climb/slide/swing pirate ship. A PIRATE SHIP! This would have been the high point of my entire childhood. The park had a big variety of playground equipment, all of which would have been absolutely amazing when I was little. Here are some more photos:

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{ 3 } Comments

  1. Mean Aunt Pat | February 2, 2007 at 10:44 am | Permalink

    A PIRATE SHIP! envy envy envy

    Mimi, Gary, and I are going to a Red Priest concert tomorrow night – more about it when I get back!

    Papers for the house on the 15th according to a message I just heard, so we’ll have a packing party soon.

  2. Mean Aunt Pat | February 4, 2007 at 1:26 am | Permalink

    Red Priest concert was fantastic – four people dressed like pirates doing Vivaldi’s Four Seasons mixed with other period music – and having so much fun acting the parts as they did it! The guy playing recorders of all sizes was particularly amazing – sometimes playing two recorders at once.

    I’ll take myself and some boxes to see Mimi tomorrow, packing is in progress!

  3. Scary Aunt Anne | February 9, 2007 at 1:26 am | Permalink

    Aarrrrh! That be a fine lookin’ ship, me hearties! So Mimi’s move is finally on?

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