Beijing’s parks are charming places where the pace of life is changed and Beijing residents use this resource in ways we would never dream of in the West. The parks are used from early morning to early evening every day of the year regardless of the weather. The range of activities is vast ballroom dancing,music,choirs,tai chi,yoga,kite flying, playing cards, opera, the list goes on. Beijing has over 300 parks that attract tens of thousands of residents every day; there is a large range of color, sounds and movements that typify the wealth of Chinese culture. Beijing parks are fun, exciting and give a very close up and personal view of the culture of this extraordinary city. To experience the real Beijing a visit to one of the parks is essential.