Chinese Gardens are considered as a serious culture and art form, with a combination of mixing man-made landscape, architecture, painting, calligraphy and horticulture.
Situated in western outskirts of Beijing, the summer palace, named as Qingyiyuan, covers an area of 290 hectares, three quarters of which is made up of shallow lakes.
Yuyuan garden was especially built for Pan's parents so as to enable them to enjoy a tranquil and happy life in their old ages. In the garden there are ragged pavilions, extraordinary rocks and small mountains with beautiful scenery of lake. That is why the garden gained its name of"second to none in the middle and lower reaches of Yangtze River".
The Humble Administrator's Garden, built 1509 during the Ming Dynasty , is located in the No.178 Northeast Street of Suzhou City. It is the largest and most renowned classical landscape garden in Suzhou, covering an area of 78 Mu.
Located three kilometers west of the Potala Palace, at the bank of the Kyichu River, Norbulingka is a palace and surrounding park which served as the traditional summer residence of the successive religious leaders from the 1780s up until the PRC takeover in the late 1950s.
Lion Grove Garden, located at Yuanlin Road in Suzhou in the Jiangsu Province, is world famous for its unique labyrinthine of taihu rocks and covers an area of 6,670 square meters.
Lingering Garden is famous for its delicate building distribution and numerous rare stones. It initially functioned as Xu Taishi’s personal garden in the Ming Dynasty, then was later renamed Hanbi Villa by Liu Shu in the Qing Dynasty.
The Master of the Nets Garden, located in Suzhou of the Jiangsu Province, is masterpiece classical garden in the style of the Qing Dynasty. It was built by government official Shi Zhengzhi with the simple notion of a fisherman’s life and was initially used as a delicate garden but has since evoled into a scholar’s garden with its own unique style among Chinese classical gardens.
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- The Summer Palace
- Yuyuan Garden
- The Humble Administrator's Garden
- Lion Grove Garden
- Lingering Garden
- Garden of the Master of Nets
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