Friday, 24 January 2020

5 urban parks around the world to visit

Urban Parks
The Festival Arch located in front of the main entrance of Istana Park. Photo credit: FUSIIING/shutterstock.com

1. Istana Park, Singapore (1.3ha)

The main attraction is its 26m-wide Festival Arch that serves as a symbolic gateway to Singapore’s Civic District as well as the city-state’s rich history.

2. Golden Gate Park, San Francisco (411ha)

The third-most-visited city park in the US, it’s home to the oldest public Japanese garden in the country, as well as the famous Conservatory of Flowers.

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A lake at Izmaylovsky Park. Photo credit: Leonid Sorokin/shutterstock.com

3. Izmaylovsky Park, Moscow (1,534ha)

This sprawling green space encompasses a recreation park, where you’ll find an amusement park and a forest, packed with phenomenal tracks for cycling.

4. Lee Valley Park, London (4,046ha)

The 42km-long park follows the River Lea from Hertfordshire to London’s East India Dock. Aside from the usual trails, it’s also known for its sports centres – the southern half of Lee Valley Park was turned into the Olympic Park for the 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics.

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Sunrise at Bukhansan National Park. Photo credit: Guitar photographer/shutterstock.com

5. Bukhansan National Park, Seoul (7,992ha)

This stunning park offers access to three mountain peaks and numerous trails; many enjoy walking along the defensive wall of Bukhansanseong Fortress, which dates back to the 1700s.

To book a flight, visit singaporeair.com

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This article was originally published in the January 2020 issue of SilverKris magazine

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