Hebin Park - Pearl of Guiyang’s Urban Area
Hebin Park is a comprehensive scenic park situated in the southwest district of downtown Guiyang.
This multi-functional park comprises a natural landscape, a science and technology museum, an amusement park, and botanical gardens.
It is a great choice to escape the noise of the city or to take a leisurely walk.
- Chinese: 河滨公园, Hé Bīn Gōng Yúan
- Area: 17.1 hectares (42.3 acres)
- Must-see features: an amusement park, botanical gardens, and a leisure area
- Time needed: 1–2 hours
- Location: It’s situated in the southwestern part of Guiyang’s urban area.
Main Areas in Hebin Park
The amusement park is in the northeast part of the park. It opened in the 1980s and features a merry-go-round, a pirate ship, bumper cars, and other entertainment projects that attract many children.
There is also a Ferris wheel from which you can see panoramic views of the park.
With the completion of the new zoo, more and more parents are taking their children there to enjoy pleasant experiences as a family.
Science Fair Area
Various science and technology exhibitions are held there and it provides a great place for the science enthusiasts of Guiyang to go to.
They like to gather there to share their scientific knowledge, to show off some of their scientific achievements, and to discuss their opinions.
Tranquil Resting Area
This is the biggest part of the park and there are many pavilions for people to have a rest.
The area also includes botanical gardens, theater, skating rink, and other facilities. People enjoy drinking tea, walking, and even fishing by the banks of the river there.
What to Do in Hebin Park
1. Watch a Live Musical Performance by an Elderly Band
Hebin Park is very popular among elderly people. They like to gather in the park and organize bands so that they can perform in the tranquil resting area.
They always play traditional Chinese instruments, such as erhus, suonas, and lutes. Walking there, you will have the chance to enjoy a traditional Chinese musical performance given by lovely elderly Chinese people.
2. Escape from the Busy City
Thanks to the enclosing hills and trees, when you walk into the park you will feel like you are entering a refuge that’s away from the busy city life.
Various flowers and trees are planted in the park, and different flowers can be seen throughout the year.
There, you will forget about the busy city life and you can just drink a cup of tea in the teahouse, watch a Chinese chess game played by elderly people, or just walk along the shady lanes.
3. See the Wonderful Plants
Hebin Park is a good place for plant lovers. The park is full of bamboo buildings, such as bamboo pavilions, bamboo corridors, and bamboo houses.
In addition to bamboo buildings, thousands of sakura trees have been planted and, in March and April, they are in full bloom. The whole park looks like a sea of flowers.
The park also has a greenhouse to cultivate flowers, such as tulips, camellias, and chrysanthemums. You can see flowers from different places and even different countries in the same season.
- Location: situated in the southwest part of Guiyang city
- Transport: It is very convenient to arrive there via a taxi or bus.
- Open: 9am to 5pm.
- Best times to visit: spring and summer (March to August)
Nearby Guizhou Provincial Museum
It is the largest historical museum in Guizhou. The collection of cultural relics displayed there is mainly divided into three categories: prehistoric cultural relics, historical relics, and multiethnic cultural relics.
There, you can quickly learn about Guizhou’s history. Read more about Guizhou Provincial Museum.
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