Making music in Longhua
As you may already know, Shenzhen is a green city. There are a plethora of parks for one to choose from. These vary from the gigantic, to the quaint, from the old to the new, there is a park for everyone. Recently yet another new park opened in Longhua, this one is the first of it’s kind in the city, a music themed park.
Located in the subdistrict of Minzhi it is a medium sized park ( by Shenzhen standards) covering 116,000 square metres and its become a hub of culture and sports facilities for the area. As with most new parks that have been opened in Sz over the last 24 months such as Honey Park or Talent Park, this is impeccably green, clean and well maintained. There are several entrances, but I suggest starting from the main gate and then walking in whichever direction you feel like.
The park plays music from hidden speakers dotted around in the foliage, this adds a relaxing ambience to your walk, the musical is classical in nature with piano being the main theme. This fits in with the huge bust of Beethoven that takes prominence. There are other music themed sculptures dotted around such as a saxophone player and a giant gramophone. Most definitely a unique Shenzhen experience. There is also a nice viewpoint to be had, if you ascend the 196 stairs to the viewing platform you’ll be met with a sweeping panorama of the park and the developing area below you.
Want to go?
Baishilong metro station (line 4) exit C
Suggested time 1 hour
For music lovers, nature fans and culture vultures