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Purple Bamboo Park

China, an East Asian country is one of the world’s oldest civilizations. It has a vast cultural history of more than five thousand years and an outstanding natural beauty. On the other hand, this country has remained a comparatively isolated and secluded one, and being a land of mystery, this country is not known to the western half of the world. However, China is rapidly developing and has grown in the phase of modernization, with an immense speed and is also welcoming the outer world to interact and do business with them.
Purple Bamboo Park or Zizhuyuan is one of the seven largest parks in Beijing. It is situated at the southern end of Baishiqiao Road, with its eastern gate directly across the street from Capital Gymnasium. 10 different varieties of bamboo, rare in northern China can be found in this park. In the winter, the more active can enjoy the ice-skating river.
The park has three connecting lakes covering 11 out of the park's 14 hectares, the park is a labyrinth of paths footbridges. Earth dredged from the lakes was pilled up to form several small hills on the eastern shore to complement the natural hills that line the lakes' western shores. Five bridges connect the lakes, islands and hills into a single integrated area. On islands and the banks of the lakes, flowering shrubs, trees and flowers have been planted with a generous hand. To the north of the lakes the famous Changhe River flows slowly by.
The Purple Bamboo Park has a long history. According to early records, before the third century it formed the upper reaches of the Gaoliang or Sorghum River, and a famous Gaoliang Bridge stood nearby to the east. In 1981, on the eve of May Day, a new two-story 1,000-square-meter waterside complex was built and opened to the public on North Mountain or Beishan Island. It consists of the Purple Bamboo Pavilion, the Gallery for Watching the Moon, a winding walkway that leads out over the water, and a square pavilion. Though each structure is independent, from a distance the four seem to blend into one.
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