In Beijing, it sometimes happens that you need to spend your day in a green spot and relax. Although there are a lot of parks, not all of them are as nice as Nanguan Park. The artificial park was built some decades ago, but the landscaping looks very natural. The park contains a pleasant artificial lake with some trees around it, which adds to the serene atmosphere. It is near the Russian Embassy and some great Russian restaurants, including my personal favorit The White Knights. There is no entrance fee.
Most famous parks in Beijing are much larger and more popular. The Tourists go to parks like Ditan Park, Ritan Park, Beihai Park and Jingshan Park to see these more visited ones. I strongly recommend a visit to this charming local park to get the true feeling of what parks are about in Beijing.
Nan Guan Gong Yuan 南馆公园. Originally built in 1956, and reconstructed June until August 2002 by Garden Bureau of Dongcheng District, Beijing.
Nan Guan Park is the first ecological water garden using reclaimed water. A reclaimed water treatment station of 720 square meters is built inside the park, which supply the water for construction of water spaces, irrigation of trees and flowers and cleaning of park after processing domestic sewage from neighboring residential quarter into first level water.
The park has water sights of natural lakes, bridge, fountains and falls. It is a public park of 4.000 square meters. Lovely!