Let’s face it, many people create a bucket list of their wishes or things to do before they die. Sometimes, they do this not only to mark a special occasion such as the New Year but for the long term.
Parks such as the huge and famous ones in the west are normally part of people’s wish lists. They can be those with well manicured gardens, those with lots of trees and colorful flowers or those with unique structures and designs. They’re a must-visit during your vacations.
Parks are a welcome retreat. They’re a great place to relax and unwind after a busy day or week and where one can enjoy good conversation amidst a peaceful and green environment. If you haven’t made a list of your must-visit parks, we recommend five of them here.
This is a beautiful park in Lisse in The Netherlands and the best time to visit it is from the middle of March up to mid-May. It is during this time when the place is full of vibrant colors courtesy of the more than 7 million flowers in bloom. They include the tulips, daffodils and hyacinths.
In addition to the attractive garden are more than 100 art works as well as four pavilions accommodating a variety of exotic species.
A well preserved forest is a major feature of this park located in Vancouver, Canada. It is home to some half a million cedar, fir and hemlock trees plus the place is surrounded by water.
There are many other features that make the Stanley Park popular not only among tourists but even residents who love to jog, stroll or bike around. A small golf course, outdoor summer theater, swimming pool and an area for lawn bowling are also in place. A beautiful garden with lots of rose and rhododendron and nine totem poles that are art pieces are an added attraction.
If you’re after a very unique architecture in a park, the Namba in Osaka, Japan should be in your priority. It boasts of terraces, vegetable gardens, a central canyon, waterfalls and rock clusters.
The area where the Namba Parks is situated used to be the baseball stadium just next to the train station. It covers eight levels of an office tower and mall with 30 floors.
Located in Munich City, this park spans more than 900 acres and is considered one of the largest parks in the European continent. What people can find here are green lawns and bridges as well as a central lake where visitors can go boating.
The Chinese Tower is one of the main attractions here. It has a beer garden that accommodates some 7,000 people who want to enjoy their favorite drink.
Parc des Buttes-Chaumont
In the northeastern part of Paris lies this public park that spans more than 24 hectares. First opened in 1867, it is the fifth largest park in the city courtesy of Jean-Charles Alphand.
The Temple de la Sibylle in the area is the most popular feature. The structure was inspired by Italy’s Temple of Vesta in Tivoli.
Other features worth exploring in the park are the grotto and waterfalls, the lake and Lle de ba Belvedere, bridges and the main promenade with the steepest slopes.