The situation here is even worse than at the Humble Administrator's Garden. There seems to be no limit for the daily number of tickets, and although there is no line ups to get in there is a steady fl...
Just like half of Suzhou, no matter if resident or tourist that has just arrived, no foreigners can enter, only Chinese nationals. No explanation offered other than you need an appointment. When you t...
A personally wouldn't travel this far from Shanghai just to see the garden but combined with a visit to the Tongli water town we are glad we visited. Lots of nice photo opportunities, though it can g...
The Lingering Garden, along with the Humble Administrator’s Garden in Suzhou, the Summer Palace in Beijing, and the Chengde Imperial Summer Resort in Hebei, are collectively known as China's Four Great Gardens. The Lingering Garden is known for the graceful beauty of its Chinese pavilions, rock collections, winding paths, the greenery which fills the park, and its jade-colored pond. Here, one can experience the calm of visiting an area in between that of a landscape garden and a natural landscape. The Lingering Garden was built in the Ming dynasty, in the 21st year of Emperor Wanli's reign (1593 CE) by Xu Taishi, a bureaucrat of the Ming court, as the landscape garden of his private residence. The garden was called the "East Garden" at the time. In the Qing dynasty, in the early years of Emperor Guangxu's reign, the garden was purchased by a bureaucrat by the name of Sheng Kang, who renamed it the "Lingering Garden". The garden is divided into four themed sections. Within a single garden, one can have a taste of four distinct scenes, namely natural landscapes, countrysides, mountain forests, and flower gardens.
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The park covers an area of about 2 hectares. It is far less than the Humble Administrator's Garden. Its facade is also inconspicuous from the outside. It is said that the owner of the park intends to do it. It does not show the mountains and does not reveal water. It is hidden in the city.
However, the number of buildings in the Garden is the crown of the Suzhou Garden. The halls, corridors, powder walls, caves and other buildings are combined with rockeries, pools, flowers and trees to form dozens of gardens of various sizes. Pieces.
The park is divided into four parts. It can also enjoy the landscape, the pastoral, the mountain forest and the garden. The middle part is famous for its water features, which is the essence of the whole park. The east is the building of the Quyuan corridor. It includes Jiaqing Xiyu Express Snow Pavilion, Linquan Shuoshuo Pavilion, and also my reading office, Guanyuntai, Guanyunlou and other dozens of Zhai and Xuan; the north has rural scenery and there is a new bonsai garden; the western area is It is the highest point of the whole park. It is a wonder of rockery, earth and stone, and natural.
Although the four parts are self-contained, they are integrated into one, separated by walls, connected by corridors, and empty windows, leaking windows, and cave doors to make the two sides penetrate each other.
This is a major feature of the Lingering Garden. The internal and external space is extremely close, and a variety of combinations are adopted according to different artistic situations. When the building faces the mountain pool, if you want the true meaning of the lake and mountains, the entire wall of the lake will be cancelled. When the building faces different open spaces, the indoor window frame will be used as the frame, and the outdoor space will be introduced into the room as a three-dimensional frame. . The layout is reasonable, the space processing is ingenious, and it is beyond the reach of the gardens. With limited garden landscape, it outlines endless poetry and painting.
A few months before I went to Suzhou, I went to the Forbidden City in Beijing again. I spent a day walking from Tiananmen Square to Jingshan. Every palace can be described as majestic. This is the biggest feature of the northern architecture. Comparison, it is a good contrast, the Forbidden City is a magnificent majestic whole, and the seat garden of Jiangnan Water Town is not a glimpse of the flowers. If you come, you can truly appreciate that the builders contain a brick and a tile of heart and a carving. A moment of exquisiteness, attention to detail is its biggest feature, overlooking the entire garden, the area is not large, but sometimes, you feel that you have reached the end of the corridor, I have thought that such a unique design is actually leading you Walked into another day, another place. There is another reason why I decided to come to the Lingering Garden because I decided to come to the Lingering Garden. I saw a building model in the museum of the Humble Administrators Garden. The furnishings and architecture in the hall are different. Atmosphere and grace, turn around, wash and look at the miniature model, there is the impulse to stay in the park to see.
Stepping into the garden, a large screen separates the park from the park. The park is very special. Listening to the local tour guide, the door to the original park is not the one we are going to now. The road, but the door in front of a rockery in the garden, the barrier of the door with the rockery shows the wisdom and intention of the master. From the perspective of safety and privacy, this is a good way to block the park and the park. With the rockery, people who walked through the door felt that this house was very lively. There was a world outside the door. The pavilions on this side of the rockery, the birds and flowers, the flowers, the world, the trees and the bodhi, the master lives in such a beautiful environment. Among them, how many tourists are standing here at this moment, today, I also imagine myself as the owner of a garden. Sitting on the bamboo sound, the fragrance comes from the tea. In the afternoon, after drinking a cup of clear tea in such a quiet bamboo forest, how about comfort and coziness?
Figure 3 The core place of the Lingering Garden, the bridge is full of people coming and going, the people on the bridge look at the scenery, I look at the people on the bridge.
Fig. 7 In fact, this is WC. I think that the vines that climbed along the wall are very characteristic. Like two lover who love each other, they go farther and farther and go higher.
I like to pay attention to the details of Suzhou. It is worth pondering, taste and thinking.
Fig. 5 This situation, like the autumn, people sitting at the water, or love to talk about love, or meditation, in my eyes, they have become the people in the painting. ................
Day after day, year after year, I came, and left, leaving a mark and taking away my thoughts.
The park is divided into four parts. In a garden, you can enjoy four different views of mountains, waters, pastures, mountains, and gardens: the central part is famous for its water features, and it is the essence of the whole park. In the east, the building of the Quyuan corridor wins. The famous Jiaqing Yuyu Fish Hall, Linquan Temple, and my reading office, Guanyuntai, Guanyunlou and other dozens of Zhai, Xuan, there are three stone peaks in the courtyard, the center is named Shiguan Yunfeng On both sides, there are two clouds in Ruiyun and Jinyun; the north has rural scenery and there is a new bonsai garden; the western area is the highest point of the whole park, with wild interest, with rockery as an oddity, earth and stone, and natural accumulation.
The beauty of the Lingering Garden lies in its water surface and the landscape around the water. It is a week around the water, which is equivalent to four seasons of the year. Starting from the "Qingfengchi Pavilion" of Chunchun, I walked through the "Hanbi Mountain Room", which is a good place to enjoy the lotus flowers, so it is also called "Lotus Hall". Then visit the autumn, smelling the aroma of sweet-scented osmanthus in the "Small Woods". Looking up to the heights is the "Kiosk" used to appreciate the snow. It happens to encounter the fall of the silver laurel. It can also be used to replace the snow, but also to remember the dreams. Spring, summer, autumn and winter, all in the garden.
The Lingering Garden is located at No. 338, Liuyuan Road, Tumen, Suzhou. It is famous for its exquisite architectural layout and numerous strange stones. It is also known as the Four Famous Gardens of China with Suzhou Humble Administrator's Garden, Beijing Summer Palace and Chengde Mountain Resort.
Although it feels that there are no other famous names in the Lingering Garden, in fact, the Lingering Garden is a very worthwhile attraction. In particular, Guan Yunfeng can be said to be the treasure of the listed town. There are also potted areas that are also very distinctive.
Liuyuan is a large classical Chinese private garden, covering an area of 23,300 square meters, representing the style of the Qing Dynasty. The park is famous for its exquisite architectural style. The hall is magnificent and the courtyard is full of changes. Taihu Stone is the most famous with Guanyun Peak. "Do not get out of the city and get the interest of the forest." The architectural space is exquisitely treated, and the gardeners use various artistic techniques to form a rhythmic and rhythmic garden space system, which has become an example of the world-famous architectural space art processing. The park is divided into four parts, with the main building in the east, the landscape garden in the middle, the large rockery in the west and the rural scenery in the north.
Leave the park fare: 45 yuan in the off season; 55 yuan in the peak season