Shigu Shan Park 石鼓山公园
One of my greatest pastimes in China, well really anywhere for that matter, is walking through charming local parks and people watching. Nothing beats people watching in China. Call me weird, but I prefer to go solo. It’s the best way to pause, unwind, and really connect with nature. Okay, sounds corny, but it’s the truth. I usually play Spotify’s “Zen Meditation” playlist on my headphones for some soft background ambience as I stroll around aimlessly. Instant mood booster.
Just so happens that I live in the ideal place for my park strolling hobby. Shenzhen is full of absolutely beautiful lush parks. I have already checked off nearly every park on Shenzhen’s Trip Advisor page. Some of my favorites include: Lianhuashan Park 莲花山公园, Shenzhen Bay Park 深圳湾公园, Lychee Park 荔枝公园, Shenzhen Central Park 深圳中心公园, and Nanshan Park 南山公园.
Park strolling has previously been regarded as a weekend-only activity due to scheduling and convenience. Not anymore! My life in Shenzhen has positively changed upon my recent discovery of Shigu Shan Park 石鼓山公园 less than a ten-minute walk from my doorstep.
I have gone to Shigu Shan Park every morning subsequent to this exciting discovery. If only I knew about this park when I was training for last year’s Great Wall Marathon! It is the perfect place for stair training.
I decided to take you all along with me for my morning stroll. I hope you enjoy the Zen vibes as much as I do!
My morning meditation platform. PERFECTION.
At the peak of of the mountain!
Stairs. Stairs. Stairs.
Watch out for SNAKES! 小心！