WangJianglou park is one of the major parks in Chengdu. It is located by Shahe River next to Sichuan University. This park is featured with bamboos. There are over a hundred kinds of different bamboos in this park. Part of the park needs a 20 yuan entrance fee to go in. It is the northern part where several constructions were built in memory of a famous female poet from Tang Dynasty. Her name is Xue Tao. She was listed as one of the four greatest female poets in Sichuan history and one of the eight most talented and beautiful (fengchen) women in Chinese history. Xue Tao had written some 500 poems and among them less that 100 left today. She worked as officials and traveled to many places in Sichuan. She is still believed to be a legend in history, given that women didn’t have any privileges during her time. There is a Xue Tao museum built inside this park, surrounded by many green bamboos. It is a very educative museum. There is also a pagoda called WJ pagoda, which is where the name of the park came from. This pagoda is one of the icons of Chengdu. Other parts of this park include several tea houses and a small amusement park for the kids.
And this park is probably the place where they have the most bamboos after the Chengdu Panda Breeding Center. It has a wide collection of different bamboos. A museum featured solely for information about the bamboos. In this museum displayed many pieces of bamboo-made handicrafts through different times in China. It is very interesting to see that ancient Chinese people can make so many useful things out of bamboo.
To visit Wangjiang Park, there are buses include335, 19 and 35 are available. Approximately 2 hours are enough to tour this park.