Millennium City Park
(Qingming Riverside Landscape Garden)
Introduction to Millennium City Park of Kaifeng
Millennium City Park (also called Qingming Riverside Landscape Garden) located in the old
city of Kaifeng (the former Bianjing) in Henan Province.
The built area consists of several architectural complexes which are re-creations based on
the famous 12 century painting by Zhang Zeduan of 'The Qingming Festival by the
Riverside'. This picture is a painted scroll depicting life along Bian River during the Qingming
A majestic pavilion of 31.99 meters (about 105 feet) will draw our attention. It is so tall and
seems to be able to touch the clouds. This is how it got the name of Fuyun (whisking the
cloud) Pavilion. It was also the place where important royal documents and traditional
Chinese painting and books are stored during the Song Dynasty.
Rainbow Bridge is a well-known feature in the Park. It is a replica of one of the ten ancient
timber bridges. The bridge is 5 meters (about 16 feet) high.
At each end of the Rainbow Bridge you will find many performances about folk custom. A
staff of about 1,000 employed in the garden wearing different traditional clothes put on
performances for the visitors. On the streets you can find acrobats, puppet
shows, cockfighting and even a marriage scene.
The whole landscape in Millennium City Park reflects an eternal theme of harmony