Photos by MJ Klein
Today’s featured park is located in Taoyuan City. Called Jing Gou (Ching Kou) Environment Protection Park, this small triangular shaped park looked a lot better on the map than it did when I got there.
Admittedly, I was a little disappointed when I arrived at this park. On the map, the park is nestled in the space between 2 cross roads and along (what looked like) a river. But when I got there, I found pretty much, a waste of space.
I walked along the path which was made of cobblestones, and had a bit of an incline. I found the path to be annoying because the stones are rounded and slippery, plus the incline made walking on the stones anything but pleasant. I can’t see an elderly person doing that. In this shot I am at the end of the path, facing almost due West, looking back into the park and down the center path. Now I’m going to walk down the path on the far right.
Polished stone chairs but no table. Nevertless that did not stop someone from eating there, and leaving their garbage right where they ate. Note to people who litter: Your mother doesn’t work here! Littering is one of my strong personal dislikes.
Continuing along the path next to the “river” I came to this structure. Just more places to sit and enjoy the “wei dao” of the Cement River. I’m not sure why this structure is elevated because there is nothing to look at. I’m not even sure why it exists at all.
I hate to be harsh, but this is a park that I’m not planning on visiting again. I recommend that you visit Jong Shing Park instead!