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A Scot in China of Today
A day out at ZHONGSHAN park Guangdong China

Hi all this week I would like to share with you a relaxing Sunday spent at the Zhongshan park on the outskirts of Guangzhou , Guangdong province .

It took us around two and half hours to get to this place from Shenzhen city which is on the border with the new territories of Hong Kong. Getting the fast train from Shenzhen and arriving in Guangzhou around one hour later we then had to take the bus to the park but the amazing thing was the bus fair was so cheap only 2 Yuan around 20 pence in the united kingdom ,

We arrived there and paid the entrance fee which was 50 Yuan around 5 sterling each but well worth the charges, entering into the park and like a lot of the parks in china there seems to be a story behind them as the Chinese people do like there space and use their parks to their full advantage. Inside the park was a huge lake with waterfalls etc., you can get on the old style boat and sail around the lake also there is a swimming pool which was not opened as this was in November and for me I would have welcomed the dip but the Chinese find this time of year just warm for them. I must also say I saw the most amazing toilets in this place which are in the wow factor bracket. And so clean, a credit to the park management

Also in this huge park there are many place to stop and have something to eat and like all things in china there are so many selling the same things that the prices are kept low, so to eat there is the same as eating outside the park, the rose garden is well worth a look and the blooms were so beautiful and the roses we being tended by around 5 people all the time pruning and clearing up the area. For me I love roses and the smell in the air was so pungent and so relaxing sitting in the garden and taking some time to the smell the perfume off them and the colours were so beautiful and feeling just sitting there is so peaceful.

Moving on we stopped for afternoon tea in this small tea room with a huge rage of different tea and beer, cola, and if you wanted some noodles they were also available. After having tea we moved on to the museum again well worth having a look inside these places, as china has over 3000 years of history and some of the things you see in this place give you a wealth of knowledge about china and some understanding how things are done there even today. The pottery and the bronzes are well worth taking time to look at also the jade vases on display worth a fortune. Also in the museum there are 2 terracotta worriers mummified with their suits of armour which are made from small metal plates and held together with copper wire.  Again something new I learned when I was in there, what is amazing is a lot of these places are all new builds to accommodate all the relics which were all hidden away during the culture revelation and now are slowly being handed back to the cultural office or being unearthed as the huge building plan continues throughout china.

After the museum we wondered through the pagoda area, this area has some nice Chinese building all built as they would have looked in the past and some of them are used as small souvenir shops. Also in the bonsai are the variety of the small well kept trees and bushes which are all shaped into different things like birds and also some into Chinese words again well worth a look but to be honest this park was so big even arriving early in the morning and taking your time to go around it I do not think one day is enough.  Again this is chain everything they build or do is on a huge scale and can be over whelming when you come from such a small country like Scotland, one thing they do well is the wow factor here in China. ok I will stop waffling on and on and let the photos do the talking, any questions you have about this story or would like to source a product from china please contact me via the link on electric Scotland or via my website

Please enjoy the photos

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