Although Beijing may not be known for its parks and gardens at first glance, the city turns out on to be a place with many traditional parks. Liu Hongjing, for almost ten years STIHL dealer in the metropolis of Beijing, knows more about it.
More green areas for the city
The authorities in Beijing have done a lot for the green areas in the city during the recent years, for example by increasing the supply of fresh air in the city through green corridors. Liu Hongjing, STIHL dealer at Green Garden Agricultural and Forestry Machinery Co., Ltd. in Beijing, has been following this development: “Green strips have been laid out along urban highways, some of which are almost small woods with widths of 100 to 400 meters. Rivers and canals have been planted with broad strips along their banks, so we now have small parks, cycle paths and recreational areas on the river banks all around Beijing.”
Parks with long traditions
But the Chinese capital also has some parks with long traditions. “The Temple of Heaven was the place where the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties worshipped the god of heaven and prayed for good harvests.” Today, it is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and attracts visitors from China and abroad. The park covers an area of 2.7 square kilometers, making it the largest of its kind in the country.
And Beijing’s Yihe Yuan, generally known as the Summer Palace, is one of the most charming landscape gardens in the city. This large area, two thirds of which is a lake, served the last emperors as a summer resort. The list of historical parks and gardens is completed with Beihai Park, Ditan Park and Jingshan Park, which is directly adjacent to the Forbidden City and was formerly a private imperial garden. “China’s central government invests a lot in the protection and maintenance of historical and cultural sites. We as a STIHL dealership in Beijing supply the park administrators, in some cases directly.”
Proud to be a STIHL dealer
Liu Hongjing has been a STIHL dealer since 2005. In 2013, she was recognized as one of the best ten dealers in the country. “We offer our customers the best and most reliable products, which ideally fulfill their needs. We dealers are regularly trained and receive intensive support from the Chinese STIHL sales company. I am proud to be a STIHL dealer.”