Located in Kaifeng, a city of Central China's Henan province and once served as the capital for 8 ancient Chinese dynasties, the Millennium City Park is a large-scale park featuring the history and culture of Song Dynasty (960-1279), built according to the famous painting Riverside Scene at Qingming Festival.
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"Not that I favor chrysanthemums over flowers of another kind. When these are gone, no decent blooms willI ever find." Yuan Zhen, a poet in the Tang Dynasty (618-907), praised chrysanthemums for their fearless and lofty character. As the main venue of the 41st China Kaifeng Chrysanthemum Culture Festival and the only venue of the 12th International Chrysanthemum Exhibition, the Millennium City Park has combined various chrysanthemum elements with Song Dynasty culture cleverly. During the festival (Oct 18-Nov 18), apart from over 800 varieties of chrysanthemums exhibited, the Millennium City Park has also divided its Dantai Palace into 8 pavilions based on the diversity of chrysanthemums created in different growing environments to present their charms to visitors.
Besides, the Millennium City Park is free of charge if you buy a ticket of the on-site performance of the Great Song Dynasty·Reminiscences of the Eastern Capital. Lasting 70 minutes and involving nearly a thousand actors, the Great Song Dynasty·Reminiscences of the Eastern Capital takes 8 classical poems of the Song Dynasty as a storyline to present the social life at that time to today's audiences through technology, bringing them back to the prosperous Song Dynasty about a thousand years ago.
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