Riverside Scenic Park Qīngmíng Garden
Site of the former imperial palace, this park is mostly lakes, into which hardy swimmers plunge in winter. Reached by bridge, you can...
Shānshǎngān Guild Hall
This tiny, elaborately styled guild hall was built as a lodging and meeting place during the Qing dynasty by an association of merchants...
Kāifēng is ringed by a relatively intact, much-restored Qing-dynasty wall (城墙), which you can climb up at various points. Today’s...
Xīsī Square Night Market
Join the scrum weaving between stalls busy with red-faced popcorn sellers and hollering Hui Muslim chefs cooking up kebabs and náng ...
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Riverside Scenic Park Qīngmíng Garden information
High on historical kitsch, this theme park is a recreation of Zeduan’s famous Qingming painting, brought to life with roving staff in Song-era costumes, cultural performances, folk art and music demonstrations. Despite the surfeit of souvenir stalls, there’s fun to be had (there’s a wedding ceremony and even a mock naval battle out on the lake). The night ticket allows entry during the day and a seat for a colourful night performance (8.10pm to 9.30pm) out on the lake.