The Herb Garden is kinda famous amongst the locals here in Xinzhuang; and altho' it's less than 10 minutes drive from home, we've never been there. Well, on a weekend last month we were sitting at home with no plans and feeling kinda bored, we decided to check it out.....
Driving there you get an underwhelming feeling that maybe we should have stayed home since you have to drive through an industrial area with some pretty run-down factories.
Once you get to the entrance you realize it ain't too shabby.
As you walk through the front gate, you totally forget about the ghetto industrial area just outside. The place had an oasis in the desert feel to it.