Commonly known as “People’s Park” this lively open green space in southwest Chengdu is full of exactly that: people playing cards, people doing tai chi, people dancing and people squawking karaoke into microphones. Simply put, People’s Park is a people watcher’s dream.

Famous for its popular teahouse where locals will often linger all day, the park also boasts a long lakeshore where visitors can hire a pedal boat to observe the action from a different vantage point. Open from dawn to the wee hours of the morning, the admission is free and the atmosphere is unique. On one visit you may be swept up by the energy of an impromptu dance session whereas on a separate day you could be sitting in bamboo chair drinking tea and be offered to have your ears cleaned by an elderly ear-cleaning vendor.

The bonsai garden is where you’ll find most of the children playing in the park, most likely smitten with trees their own size. Much larger in size is Martyr’s Monument, a large structure which pays homage to the rail workers who led an opposition in 1911 which led to the eventual fall of the Qing Dynasty. On a measurably lighter note, those needing a break from the dancing and music can head to the main performance hall on weekend evenings to catch a spirited weekly shadow-puppet show, just another one of the curious and enjoyable activities to be found in Renmin Park.

Practical Info

People’s Park is located at People’s Park Station along Line 2 of the Chengdu subway.

Tours & Tickets

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Private Tour: Chengdu Sightseeing with Panda Breeding Center Visit

4.5 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

This private city sightseeing tour of Chengdu takes you to all the highlights: Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Zhaojue Temple, People’s Park ...  Read more

Location: Chengdu, China
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $89.90

Chengdu Walking Tour Including Teahouse and Street Food

Discover life in Chengdu on a leisurely walking tour with an experienced guide. See contemporary buildings like the New Chengdu Museum and Sichuan Library, ...  Read more

Location: Chengdu, China
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $28.00

Private Custom Chengdu Sightseeing Tour

See the Chengdu attractions that interest you most on a private tour that can you can customize with a private guide. Enjoy a full day of sightseeing within ...  Read more

Location: Chengdu, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $14.66

Chengdu Half-Day Bike Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 7 Reviews

Get a good workout on this half-day bike tour while learning about the daily customs of Chengdu locals. Visit People’s Park, where the locals come to relax ...  Read more

Location: Chengdu, China

4-5 hours

From USD $44.00

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