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People’s Park



People’s Park is a very famous park in China, but I have learned that people in China say that everything in China is famous. I have figured out that famous might just mean popular. Anyway, the park is incredible. Gorgeous scenery and very peaceful.


The first time I went, there were not many people there– only a few people doing some Tai Chi and calligraphy and some men offering boat rides. However, my next visit included hundreds of people dancing, singing opera, playing instruments, doing Tai Chi and doing calligraphy on the streets.


Two little old men let me do calligraphy with them on the road during my first visit. It was awesome to be able to do that and really experience their culture. They were so excited that we were from “USA” and knew who “Kobe Bryant” was. I was like a kid in a candy shop doing calligraphy with them.


People’s Park is called that because of all of the people that go there to exercise and celebrate another day of life. It is a beautiful testimony of what the Chinese culture is all about. They all welcomed us with open arms to participate in their culture and enjoy our visit with them.


The scenery, the music, and the people at the park were all exactly what China is all about and I absolutely love it.

Kaitlin Chappell

Ni hao! My name is Kaitlin Chappell. I am a junior (soon to be senior) at the University of North Alabama. I am majoring in broadcast journalism and minoring in marketing. My dream is to be a news reporter and eventually an anchor on Good Morning America. I love to talk and I love to meet new people and hear their stories. I love love and laughing. Coffee shops are one of my obsessions. Traveling is another. I will be studying abroad in China for three weeks at Tian Jian University. I will be exploring several different areas of China, learning the language and customs, and meeting the people. I will blog and post pictures and videos to capture my trip. Join me on my adventures in the great land of China.

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