Lu Xun Park
Sited on the picturesque Huiquan Bay, Lu Xun Park stretches for about one kilometer (0.62 mile) along the coastline and boasts the most distinctive seashore park of Qingdao City. It covers an area of more than four hectares (9.9 acres), and is a charming park combining both enchanting natural scenery and sites of cultural interest. The neighboring Number One Bathing Beach, Small Qingdao Island and Little Fish Hill also contribute to the beauty of this park.
It was built in 1929 and was previously known as both "Ruoyu Park" and "Seashore Park". In 1950, in order to commemorate Lu Xun, a great Chinese writer, ideologist and revolutionist, the park received its present name. In October of 1986, a three-meter (9.84 feet) high granite sculpture was erected at the entrance of the park to honor the 50th anniversary of the death of Lu Xun.
The entrance to the park is a dignified stone memorial archway sheathed in glazed tiles. The name of the park engraved on the archway was made according to the scripts of Lu Xun. Passing through the archway, you are welcomed by the thick lodge pole pine woods, rugged reefs, exquisite pavilions and sea dogs. The bottom of the rocks is grown oysters and gorgeous sea shells litter the sands. Visitors are frequently attracted by the sea shells and also the alga brought in by the waves.
Walking along the undulating narrow stone paths which wind through both the rocks and woodland, you will feel both happy and relaxed. Sitting atop the rocks and watching the waves has a unique and lingering charm. The waves bring in magnificent view of billowing; glittering foam and leave with a quiet gentle flow, and in the distance, the sea presents an intriguing view of colorful sails and flying seabirds. Lu Xun Park has become a desired destination for watching the tidal bore and the moon, listening to the waves and fishing.
The park is highly reputed owing to the extraordinary characteristics and many tourist souvenirs of Qingdao City are printed with the enchanting seashore scenery of the park. Moreover, some cultural interests distinguished by the literary works of Lu Xun have been set up here. A 75-meter (246 feet) long corridor is carved with 45 poems written by Lu Xun. A copper embossed portrait relief of Lu Xun is inlayed in the middle of the corridor. Seeing the stately poem corridor and other cultural landscape, visitors will be inspired by Lu Xun and feel the deep cultural atmosphere of the park.
What's more, in the park, visitors can also go sightseeing in the Underwater World. Composed of Qingdao Aquarium, Qingdao Specimen Hall, South Pole Hall, Freshwater Fish Hall and Endangered Species Hall, it is the only museum in China that characterized by the study of halobios.
|Bus Route:||Take bus no.6, 26, 202, 214, 223, 228, 231, 304, 311, 312, 316, 321, 501, 802 and get off at Lu Xun Park. |
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