Morning Stroll around Beihai Park in Beijing

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Billed as the oldest imperial garden in the world, Beihai Park is often neglected by first time visitors to Beijing who flock to the neighboring Forbidden City. Before you glamorously start to visit Forbidden City, it is worthwhile for you to have a one-hour loop stroll around Beihai Park on your Beijing tour, viewing the magnificent architectures and Chinese landscaping layout and immersing yourself in the artistic and religious atmosphere.

A morning stroll around this lake park, in particular, allows you to touch the grass-root life of the local Beijing people.  Those local early risers, mostly seniors are spontaneously organized into different morning exercise groups – practicing swords, Taiji, singing, dancing, reading newspapers, writing on the ground with water brushes and so, an authentic way of routine life for the common people.

People are socially connected through the activities carried out daily in the parks like this. That’s why you find little possibility of local people suffering from cabin fever here.

Unlike some western countries where people are retired at the age of 65 or even 68, here in China the majority of the people are retired at the age of 50 for women and 55 for men. The spontaneous activities of this kind do help a lot alleviating the burden on the part of the governments at all levels in terms of social stability.

People get together, practicing, gossiping, singing  and dancing, a healthy outlet to keep them balanced physically and psychologically.  Come and you may join them extending your legs and your minds.

Morning Stroll around Beihai Park

Morning Stroll around Beihai Park

 

Morning Stroll around Beihai Park

Morning Stroll around Beihai Park

 

Morning Stroll around Beihai Park

Morning Stroll around Beihai Park

 

Morning Stroll around Beihai Park

Morning Stroll around Beihai Park

 

Morning Stroll around Beihai Park

Morning Stroll around Beihai Park

 

Morning Stroll around Beihai Park

Morning Stroll around Beihai Park

 

Morning Stroll around Beihai Park

Morning Stroll around Beihai Park

 

Morning Stroll around Beihai Park

Morning Stroll around Beihai Park

 

Morning Stroll around Beihai Park

Morning Stroll around Beihai Park

 

Morning Stroll around Beihai Park

Morning Stroll around Beihai Park

 

Morning Stroll around Beihai Park

Morning Stroll around Beihai Park

 

Morning Stroll around Beihai Park

Morning Stroll around Beihai Park

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