Write a comment
Parque Chino (Chinese Park) in Miraflores, Lima

Parque Chino

Chinese Park

Address
Malecon Cisneros, block 11
District
  • Miraflores
City (Peru)
Lima

Since 2021, the Malecon in Miraflores, which over the past 20 years developed into a green oasis with miles long walking and cycling paths as well as numerous beautiful parks such as the Love Park or the Lighthouse Park has a new attraction overlooking the Pacific Ocean: the Parque Chino (Chinese Park).

Created to celebrate Peru’s 200th anniversary of independence as well as 172 years of Chinese immigration to Peru and 50 years of diplomatic relations between Peru and China, the park was inspired by the typical Chinese gardens radiating peace, tranquility, and harmony.

At the entrance of the Parque Chino a pair of typical Chinese guardian lions, which among many other ornaments were imported from China and donated by the Peruvian Chinese Community, not only welcome visitors but are thought to have mystic powers protecting this beautiful little place from harmful spiritual influences.

And - even though on a much, much smaller scale (the site has just 1,500 sq m, so about 16,000 sq. ft.) and adjusted to Peruvian circumstances and vegetation - you find all the elements of a classical Chinese garden including winding paths with a small bridge, beautifully invested gardens, a centrally located pond, rock works, more statues and carefully composed scenes, of course, a lovely Chinese pavilion, and as little “non-Chinese” extra: stunning views over the Pacific Ocean.

A lovely little place to relax and tune out for a while.

Map

Swap Start/End
Say something here...
characters left
or post as a guest
All comments are being moderated before publishing and will appear below within 24 hours.
Loading comment... The comment will be refreshed after 00:00.

Be the first to comment.

Peru Event Calendar

Latest Content...

Latest Video

Maria Reiche - Memories

Maria Reiche - Memories

Submitted by: Tintin
05 December 2021

Long Reads...

  • Peruvian Archaeology

    The Mystery of the Nazca Lines in Peru

    In the 1920s, when people first flew across southern Peru, they made an astonishing discovery. Stretching below them,…
  • Peruvian Personalities & Founders

    Francisco Pizarro González (1474-1541)

    Francisco Pizarro, a peasant from Spain, was one of the least well-equipped conquerors in history. However, in the name…
  • Peruvian Archaeology

    The colorful Fabrics and Textiles of Peru

    Europe’s first knowledge of Peruvian textiles was acquired following the Spanish invasion of Peru in 1532, when the…
  • Peruvian Legends, Myths & Tales

    The Jeweled Frog and the Condor

    By a quiet pond, at the side of a cloud-topped mountain in Peru, lived a small green frog and his large green family.…
  • Peru Info

    Peruvian Economy

    The Peruvian economy is an emerging, social market economy highly dependent on foreign trade and classified as an upper…