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.

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Chengdu Half-Day Bike Tour, Chengdu, null
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Chengdu Half-Day Bike Tour

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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
Duration:

4-5 hours

From USD $44.00
Private Custom Chengdu Sightseeing Tour, Chengdu, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Private Custom Chengdu Sightseeing Tour

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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
Private Chengdu Impression Day Tour including Chengdu Panda Base, Chengdu, Custom Private Tours
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Private Chengdu Impression Day Tour including Chengdu Panda Base

This private Chengdu day tour takes you to explore the landmarks of Chengdu: Panda Base (also known as Chengdu Panda Base), Jinli ancient street (also know as ...  Read more

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

From USD $88.00
Private Day Tour: Ultimate Cultural Experience in Chengdu, Chengdu, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Day Tour: Ultimate Cultural Experience in Chengdu

Experience this ultimate cultural tour in Chengdu! You will visit the Qingyang Taoist Palace and Renmin Park, a popular recreational place for locals to play ...  Read more

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

From USD $75.00
Chengdu Private Tour Of Giant Panda Breeding And Research Base and City Highlights With Lunch, ... 
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Chengdu Private Tour Of Giant Panda Breeding And Research Base and City Highlights With Lunch

See the giant pandas at Chengdu Gaint Panda Breeding and Research Base. Get a letter post-marked at Panda Post, stroll around in Renmin Park for local people ...  Read more

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

From USD $59.49
Private Bamboo Bicycle Tour of Chengdu, Chengdu, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Bamboo Bicycle Tour of Chengdu

Experience the best of Chengdu on a relaxing 3.5 hour bike tour! Hit the streets on a local hand-made bamboo bicycle to absorb the local flavors of ...  Read more

Location: Chengdu, China
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $58.02
One-Day Private Panda Tour of Chengdu, Chengdu, Private Sightseeing Tours
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One-Day Private Panda Tour of Chengdu

The Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding and Research Center is located in the suburb around 6 miles (9 kilometers) from downtown area of Chengdu. This family friendly ...  Read more

Location: Chengdu, China
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $72.00
1-Day Panda Breeding Center Plus Chengdu City Tour, Chengdu, Private Sightseeing Tours
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1-Day Panda Breeding Center Plus Chengdu City Tour

This 8-hour private tour take you to see pandas, moreover, you will experience laid back Chengdu way of life by vising historical Wenshu Monastery and its old ...  Read more

Location: Chengdu, China
Duration: Flexible

From USD $68.00

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