Haihe, a beautiful river that is the culmination of five rivers, flows through the cities of Beijing and Tianjin before pouring itself into the Yellow Sea. Bearing a grand history where it was a mighty trading centre during the Sui dynasty, this is now a renowned place in China for rest and relaxation. Of the numerous entertainment and leisure activities constructed based on river Haihe, Haihe River Bund Park is considered the most attractive.
Located in the district of Tanggu, Haihe River Bund Park extends for about one kilometre and is spread across an area of over 130,000 meters. To the north of the park is a pedestrian mall on Jiefang Road while Haihe River is to the south. There are nineteen bronze structures of impressive integrity found within the park in addition to the leafy trees, beckoning blossoms, lush lawns, and endless corridors with ivy-laced canopies overhead. On the pedestrian strip is the highest fountain in China, showering onlookers near and far with its immense height of 170 meters. Apart from these attractions, three sails measuring between 50 to 100 meters in length sway with the gentle waves of Haihe River. The blinding whites of the sails paint a picturesque scene standing on the piercing blue waters against a sparkling cobalt sky.
The alluring River Bund Park attains its full glory once the night descends and the lights come to life, transforming the extraordinary to unbelievable. Residents are often found strolling in the park for their daily dose of rest and relaxation, while visitors – may they be staying at a Tianjin hotel or at one of the many serviced apartments like Somerset Olympic Tower Tianjin – have made the park a favourite to explore the modern-day China while mingling with the city life.
A perfect concoction of shopping, scenic beauty, and local life, Haihe River Bund Park is a must-visit attraction that can easily be experienced by the businessman seeking relaxation as well as the family looking for a getaway.
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