We went to the Beijing Botanical Gardens last weekend. it was very pleasant, a beautiful large park filled with Chinese families picnicking and enjoying their Sunday afternoon. We only saw a small corner of it, really.
Near the large rose garden, there was a dancing fountain. Jacob would not go in at first — “there are naked people int here!” Indeed, there were lots of Chinese toddlers running around naked and a bunch of older kids in their underwear. But Anna and Eli and their friend Talia plowed ahead and were having so much fun that Jacob threw caution to the wind and ran in there with the naked boys.
They had a blast, so much so that we had to drag them away and ended up seeing little more of this large and beautiful park other than the fountain and the ice cream stand next door.