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Honglingjin (Red Scarf) Park

Updated:2008-06-06 10:03 | Source:

  The park, a national AAA scenic spot, lies at the junction of East 4th Ring Road and Chaoyang North Road, to the northeast of Honglingjin Bridge, about 10 kilometers from the center of the city. It is the only theme park for children named Red Scarf’ in the country. It is a place for patriotic and popular science education for teenagers with distinctive characteristics. Built in 1958, now it covers an area of 389,000 square meters, of which 160,000 square meters are covered by water, and has a 96% greenery coverage rate. The lawn surrounding the clear lake is dotted with trees and flowers. Major attractions are a theme square named Song of the Red Scarf’, Ginkgo Square, children’s playground, Practical Road Safety Education Base, and several groups of artistic sculptures. Every year the park holds a scientific garden party on June 1st and a cultural festival for twins in Beijing on October 1.

  Song of the Red Scarf’ theme square: This 3,000-square-meter square lies in the west of the squares zone near the south gate of the park. At its north end stands a theme sculpture named Song of the Red Scarf, which consists of five radial steel columns topped by a glittering golden torch with a semicircle relief sculpture as the backdrop. On both sides of the square stand the sculptures of such young revolutionary martyrs as Lei Feng, Liu Hulan, Liu Wenxue, and Little Carrot’, which are surrounded with flowers and green lawns. The square has a solemn atmosphere.

  Ginkgo Square: This 5,000-square-meter square, which lies behind the south gate, is the most popular spot in the park with 27 large ginkgo trees. The square is paved with terrazzo. On its east side is a 1,920-square-meter tiered flower bed that runs to 240 meters along the eastern bank of the lake.

  Practical road safety education base for minor citizens: The base mainly consists of a central square, a car ground, an inner ring road and an outer one. Here learning and playing are blended. Children learn about traffic laws and regulations by driving electric cars on a simulated highway.

  Children’s playground: This is divided into two sctions, one in the north and the other in the south, which cover a total area of 6,300 square meters. In the north one there are fruit-worm gliding cars, wave cars, battery cars, a merry-go-round, and dodgems. In the south park there are artificial sandlot, inflated toys, and indoor entertainment facilities. The amusement facilities are available all year round.

  Steps in the Sun: There are 18 groups of artistic sculptures scattered in the park. They blend very well with their surroundings, offering knowledge, entertainment, and aesthetic education for children and teenagers.

  Address: No. 5 Houbalizhuang, Chaoyang District, Beijing

  (Source: http://www.ebeijing.gov.cn/Tour/ScenicSpots/)

Editor : Zhu Jia

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