One of the best ways to meet the local people in China is going to parks. Parks are full of activities for everyone including children. Chinese people love seeing foreign children and if you have your own children with you they will certainly enjoy joining in playing games. Language never seems to be a barrier with children. It of course helps to have a guide along to translate but you will also find many people speaking English these days and often like to practice their English with you. Here you see the national pass time of the board game Marjon Learning to play Marjon is a great ice breaker as you may often be asked to join in a game with them. There are tea houses and snacks served in almost all parks. Here you also see an orchestra playing in the park. They are non-professionals who join a club to play music. You will also find chorus clubs practicing their music in the parks on weekends. Let my 25 years experience in travel in China help you plan your own tour to China. My web site is www.interlakechinatours.com We are a BBB A+ rated tour company here in Seattle.
China is known for its beautiful parks and gardens and you will find these all over China. I even have a Garden Tour that I have put together for those interested in Chinese Gardens and parks. The park you see here is in Chengdu and also has a Bonsai collection that is hundreds of years old.
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