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Eling Park and Fotuguan Park

We take a short ride to visit two parks in the area near Fotuguan Light Rail Station

We are on our own from here on out. Lillian is in Chengdu so we will wrap up our visit to check off the last few remaining places I wanted to see. Also Sunee has two Chinese watercolor classes to attend before we head out to Wuhan.

We left this morning a little later, got some breakfast near the Light Rail Station and hopped a ride to Fotuguan Station. This time we were looking for Eling Park and Fotuguan Park which are near each other. Eling Park was supposed to be within walking distance of the Stilwell Residence so it should be no problem. WRONG! Everyone kept telling us that it was far away. We finally asked some older ladies and they gave us directions but we had to catch a taxi. The park was not within walking distance as it took over 20 minutes by taxi.

We asked these ladies where Eling Park was. Far away, far away

Was the trip worth it? I took a lot of pictures but there was nothing special about either park. Eling Park is definitely pleasant and relaxing. Fotuguan Park is messed up with a lot of construction going on. You judge for yourself from the following pictures.

As you can see, the park is very pleasant and relaxing

Historically, this is the World War II Australian Embassy. Very nice location

This is a very beautiful Chinese set of buildings overlooking a nice pond

Sunee loves peacocks and so we always take pictures when we find them

The peacocks were very tame and very beautiful

A panorama of the Yangstze river. General Stilwell's Residence is right below the park

This is the only picture I took at Fotuguan park just down the street

When we returned to our hotel at around noon, we met this wedding party. Nice shot, huh?

In the afternoon, Sunee went to her painting class and I visited the Three Gorges Museum.

Posted by inchinahil 05:48 Archived in China Tagged tourist_sites

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