Chill Out with Beautiful Botanical Gardens ... and Laser Tag
A 320-acre botanical park in the midst of Xiaozhou Island, the Yingzhou Ecological Park has over 50,000 fruit trees and plants. Dozens of varieties of fruit from South China can be found here: dragon eyes (similar to lychee), starfruit, bananas, dragon fruit (shown in the picture), lychees, and more. The grounds also contain one of the last preserved wetlands in the central city. Explore the pathways and parklands, and bring a picnic.
However, unlike most botanical gardens, Yingzhou also offers laser tag, paintball, and a live-action version of "Counter Strike" a popular online game! A wonderful wacky blend of a beautiful natural setting—nicknamed the "South Lung" of the city—and high-tech modern life.