The Westpark is a large urban public park in Munich
Munich The city's motto is "" . Before 2006, it was "Weltstadt mit Herz" . Its native name, , is derived from the Old High German Munichen, meaning "by the monks' place". The city's name derives from the monks of the Benedictine order who founded the city; hence the monk depicted on the city's coat...
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. It was designed by landscape architect Peter Kluska and completed in 1983. It hosted the fourth International Garden Show (IGA 83) that same year. The park covers an area of 720,000 m² (178 acres) extending 2 km from east to west. Garmischer Straße divides the park into an eastern and western section.
Rose gardenThe rose garden is made up of more than 20,000 rose
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s and 500 different rose species. There also is a popular beer garden.
Lake stageThe western lake features a stage area (Seebühne) hosting open air movie screenings, live music and theater shows during the summer season.
Little AsiaThe Klein-Asien (Little Asia) ensemble consists of a Chinese garden, a Japanese garden, a Thai sala
A Sala , also known as a sala Thai, is an open pavilion, used as a meeting place and to protect people from sun and rain. Most are open on all four sides. They are found throughout Thailand in Buddhist temple areas, or Wats, although they can also be located in other places. A person who builds a...
and a pagoda
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which was constructed by 200 Nepalese craftsmen.