Spring has sprung! Places to spend time outdoors

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As the joke goes, there is no such thing as spring or autumn in Chongqing. Do you agree? Well it feels like summer already but we just have got through a long hard winter! Anyway, the sun is out in the city so it is the best time to go out and embrace the spring air! So we've collated some of the best places to have a spring outing with your friends.

春光正好,是不是要出去走一走才不负这良辰美景?

踏青

Fancy a spring outing?

There's no need to drive to the outskirts of city to have an outing, as the city already has lots to offer if you want to go for a walk on a sunny Sunday afternoon, which are all easy to get to and enjoy

主城区里有好多可以踏青的地方呀!梅雨季说来就来,但挡不住出游的心情!

Expo Garden 园博园

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The vast open spaces, beautiful flowers, photo opportunities

户外,赏花,摄影

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Located in Yubei, it is known for its miniature gardens representing cities in China and abroad, covering an area of 200 hectares, with views of mountains and lakes. The park boasts stunning natural scenery and annual cultural events such as light and gardening shows.

位于渝北,以其国内外园林而闻名,占地200公顷,享有山水美景,自然风光,每年定期有文化活动,如灯光秀和赏花活动。

Tickets: 16RMB
Opening time: 09:00-17:00
Address: Longjing Road 1, Yubei 渝北区龙景路1号
Getting there: Take line 3 to Expo Garden station Exit 1 and walk about 500m to East Gate; get to the Main Gate by transfer bus 555, 575, 559, 623, 676, 965, 883 三号线坐到东门或转公交直达大门

Nanshan Botanic Garden 南山植物园

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Flowers, the exhibition greenhouse, photo opportunities
赏花,温室,摄影

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If you're looking for fresh air in the city then look no further. It has an altitude of 420m-680.5m, and covers an area of 551 hectares. It regularly holds the Camellia Show, Plum Festival, and Cherry Blossom Festival, and is a very popular spot among local people.

海拔高420m-680.5m的城市氧吧,占地551公顷。定期举办茶花展,梅花节和樱花节,当地人的出游优选。

Tickets: 29RMB
Opening time: 09:30-17:00
Address: Nanshan Botanical Garden Road 101, Nan'an 南岸区南山植物园路101号
Getting there: take bus 384 at Nanping station
南坪站坐公交前往

Central Park 中央公园

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Fitness, picnic, green spaces
健身,野餐,绿茵茵

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Covering an area of 1.53 square kilometers and in the shape of a footprint - it is the fourth largest city park in the world after New York City's Central Park, London's Hyde Park, and Shanghai's Pudong Century Park.

占地1.53平方公里,是仅次于纽约中央公园,伦敦海德公园和上海浦东世纪公园的世界第四大城市公园。

Tickets: free 免费
Opening time: 24 hours 全天
Address: Central Park West Road, Yubei 渝北区公园西路
Getting there: take line 10 to Central Park station
10号线中央公园站

Jiangbeizui Central Park 江北嘴中央公园

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Fitness, picnic spots, green spaces
健身,野餐,绿茵茵

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Different from Central Park, it is situated in the center of Jiangbeizui CBD, a bit of center in the city. It boasts various attractions including the Cehou pavilion, Mingyu-zhenrui mausoleum and churches, and also cultural establishments like Chongqing Grand Theatre and Chongqing Science and Technology Museum.

中央公园太远,那就来稍微近点的位于江北嘴中央商务区中央公园,很适合夏天坐着晒太阳,遛狗。附近景点:教堂,大剧院和科技馆。

Tickets: free 免费
Opening time: 24 hours 全天
Address: Huanghuayuan Bridge North End 黄花园大桥北桥头
Getting there: take line 6 to Grande Theatre station exit 4 and walk about 500m
6号线大剧院站4出口出来走一截

Flower Garden 花卉园

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Tulips, photo opportunities
郁金香,摄影

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The CQ Flower Garden is a kind of city park with a long history. Located in the hustle and bustle of Yubei area, featuring varieties of flowers grown in the garden, it provides citizens with a dose of colours all year round. It has annual shows such as the tulip show. There are lots of tulips!

老重庆的老公园,位于渝北,园里有各种花卉。每年有国际郁金香展。

Tickets: free 免费Opening time: 8:00-21:00Address: Huahuiyuan West Road 1, Yubei 渝北区花卉园西路1号Getting there: take line 6 to Huahuiyuan station exit 2B and walk about 220m6号线花卉园站2B出口出来就到

E'ling Park 鹅岭公园

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Plants, the lookout point, photo opportunities
绿植,观景点,摄影

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Eling Park displays the layout of Suzhou gardens. At 350 meters up, it offers a grand view of the city. Built in 1909, it was originally the home of Lee, a rich businessman, and was also known as "courteous park". With special plant species and a newly built tower (Liangjiang Pavilion) here you can get a view of the entire city.

始建于晚清,是重庆富商李耀庭的私人花园。海拔350米,苏州园林式布局,园内景色优美,两江亭可俯瞰城市美景。

Tickets: free 免费
Opening time: 09:30-17:00
Address: Eling Main Street 176, Yuzhong 渝中区鹅岭正街176号
Getting there: take line 1 to Eling station, get off at exit 2A 1号线鹅岭站2A出口

Hongensi Forest Park 鸿恩寺森林公园

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May flowers, Hongensi Pavilion, photo opportunities
桂花,鸿恩阁,摄影

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Located in Jiangbei District, is a park suited on a mountain (very Chongqing, isn't it?). Hongensi Pavilion, which has seven floors, features the highest observation point in downtown at an altitude of about 468 meters, where you can spot 6 main districts including Yuzhong, Jiangbei, Nan'an, Shapingba, Yubei and the north new area.

位于江北区,又一个建于山上的公园,海拔约468米。洪恩阁高7层,是市区最高观景点,晚上拍照也很美,可饱览渝中,江北,南岸,沙坪坝,渝北和北部新区6区美景。

Tickets: free 免费
Opening time: 8:30-18:00
Address: Hongen Road, Jiangbei 江北区鸿恩路
Getting there: take bus 847 to Hongensi Park
公交鸿恩寺公园站

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