This is a sign we saw as we entered the park. Notice that there are no trumpets allowed! :) ...and being the rule-following people that the Chinese are, we found no trumpets while we were there...or litter or dogs or fires or cars or bikes or rifles! I love this place! :)
Many groups were playing a game using a piece of equipment similar to a badminton shuttle but adorned with colorful feathers. The point seemed to be to keep the shuttle in the air passing it from player to player without using your hands, using moves you would see in a soccer game. People of all ages were playing this game and some of us gave it a try, as well. As one might expect, the legendary I. E. were ever-present offering us a wide variety of "must haves" as we made our way through the park. And again, the blonde hair was an attraction with lots of requests for photos. The happy faces of the Chinese were always a welcome sight as they approached us for photos or granted our requests for the same. These daily interactions were an integral part of our Chinese experience and I, for one, found the Chinese people most endearing. Thus far, we have found them to be very friendly and open, quick to smile and welcome.