Yingze Park in Taiyuan

Why is Yingze Park So Special?

  1. Yingze park, with a total area of 666,900 square meters, is the largest park in Taiyuan City.
  2. On July 1, 2002, the park was open to the public free of charge.
  3. There are many kinds of specialized botanical gardens such as Flower Pavilion, Bonsai Garden, and Peony. There are also recreation venues such as tennis courts and playgrounds, providing an ideal place for citizens to enjoy leisure, entertainment and cultural or sports activities.

Brief Introduction of Yingze Park

Yingze Park is located in downtown Taiyuan, Shanxi, China. It was opened to the public on June 1, 1957 and covers 63.28 hectares including its lake. It has over 390,000 ornamental plants in more than 10 gardens. Near the east gate is the Jin Merchant Museum, in the style of an ancient guild hall. In the park’s center is the Cangjing Building, an 800-year-old structure transported from the Dongda Temple in Taigu. The north gate of the park features an ornate archway called “Beauty of Taiyuan” based on the style of the Yonghe Lama Temple in Beijing. The park also has recreational boating, arcade games, and children’s playgrounds.


Taiyuan, the capital city of Shanxi Province, is an ancient city with a history of over 2,500 years, earning its fame for the long history and rich mineral resources. As one of the famous historical cities in China, Taiyuan is the known for many historical sites, such as the Chongshan Monastery which was built in the Tang Dynasty (618 – 917), Chunyang Palace, in which the layout of the buildings resembles the shape of the Eight Diagrams, and the Twin Pagoda Temple which is the symbol of Taiyuan. Taiyuan is also a city, rich of mineral resources such as coal, iron, copper and limestone, especially for coal mines, making the city known as ‘the sea of coal’.

History of Yingze Park

In 1952, the Taiyuan Municipal Government decided to build a new park on the south side of Yingze Street.

In 1954, because it was located outside the Yingzemen Gate of Ancient Taiyuan, like the Yingze Street and Yingze Bridge, the new park was named Yingze Park. In the same year, the party and the government launched the city’s people’s voluntary labor to dig sewage and dig the lake , stacking walls, planting trees and planting flowers. The park is divided into the South and North Lakes by the seven-hole bridge. In 1954, the South Lake began to be dug, and in 1955, the North Lake began to be dug.

On June 1st, 1957, on the International Children’s Day, the official ticket sales of Yingze Park was opened to the public. It was a large urban park that was rare in the country at that time.

From 1986 to 1994, tickets gradually increased from 0.1 yuan to 1.5 yuan. On July 1, 2002, according to the spirit of the 14th Mayor’s Office Meeting of Taiyuan City, Yingze Park was officially opened free of charge.

Main Attractions of Yingze Park

The interior layout of Yingze Park is basically divided into topographical areas, including Beihu Attractions, Central Attractions, Southern Attractions and Nanhu Attractions.

Yingze Square

Yingze Square is located in the northern part of Yingze Park and covers an area of ​​5,1900 square meters. It is a bright spot in the overall landscape of Yingze Park. The eastern part of Yingze Square is dominated by plant landscaping. Yingze Square Central District includes chrysanthemum sculptures, springs, water corridors, lakes and rockeries, viewing platforms and lake music fountains, among which the music fountains are splendid and can be called the “First Spring of the Three Jin Dynasty” (三晋第一泉).

Yue Xin Yuan

Yuexin Yuan is a combination of classical buildings and modern building materials, it is the main venue for all kinds of flower exhibitions in Yingze Park. Thousands of peony are open to the public in the Peony Garden before and after the summer, and the annual Peony Festival has become a traditional flower event in Yingze Park.

Park Gate

The Yingze Park is open to the north of Yingze Street. There is no wall, only the Yingze North Gate is the landmark building. The other three sides are divided into five gates: the East Gate, the East Gate, the South Gate, the West Gate and the West Gate. On the east side of Yingze South Gate is the city golf course.

Jin Merchants Museum

The Jin Merchants Museum is located in the southeast of Yingze Park. It has a total construction area of ​​4,989 square meters and is divided into the central part, the south side and the north side. The integration of architecture and cultural relics is one of the greatest features of the Jin Merchants Museum.
The Jin Merchants Museum is a new building. Unlike traditional museums, it does not have its own exhibits, all from private collections and social donations.

Best Seasons to Visit Yingze Park

In spring, summer, autumn three seasons, Yingze Park is a good weekend leisure place. Especially in the evening there will be a large music fountain, worth a look. Winter is relatively depressed. Yingze Park holds exhibitions of tulips and peonies during May Day and show of chrysanthemums during October day.

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Independent Traveler

The routes passing through Yingze Park are: 1 Road, 38 Road, 308 Road, 611 Road, 618 Road, 809 Road, 813 Road, 822 Road, 848 Road, 855 Road, 863 Road, 865 Bus to Da Nan Mun Station Can be reached.

Useful Travel Tips

  1. Tel:  +86 351 202 2622
  2. Accommodation
    In the south gate of Yingze Park is opposite the old Yingze Hotel, formerly called octagonal building. Of course it is more expensive here. West gate of Yingze Park goes out is Shanxi Medical College, there are some hostels here, the price is cheaper, 2 people pack room commonly are in 100 yuan less than.
  3. Food
    There are only some ordinary fruit and coke in the Yingze Park, in the pasta festival to Wuyi Park you can taste all kinds of Shanxi snacks. In a pedestrian street on the north of Yingze Park, you can taste the Tounao, Youmian KaoLao (莜面栲栳), Shaomai (烧麦), etc, many Taiyuan local food.
  4. Other Landscape
    Yingze Park Flower Exhibition Center is built in the east gate of Yingze Park. Yingze Lake is located in the middle and south of the park. A seven-hole stone arch bridge that runs through the east and west sides divides the lake into two parts: the south and the north. Nanhu Lake has a monument of the Chi Yuzhong Martyrs.

Nearby Attractions

Edited by Bella Ren/任新月