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Ancient Lotus Flower Pond

4.4/5
363 Reviews
Garden
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8:00-17:30
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-2 hours
Address: No. 246, Yuhua West Road, Baoding City
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Official website: http://www.glhc.org.cn/
Phone: 0312-2022579 0312-5939956 0312-2032097

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The ancient lotus pond, formerly known as Xuexiang Garden, is located in the center of Baoding City, Hebei Province. It was built in the 22nd year of Emperor Taizu (1227). The total area is 24,000 square meters, of which the pool area is 7,900 square meters. The ancient lotus pond is a classical garden that integrates gardens, palaces, and academies, as well as the beauty of Chinese north and south gardens. It is distinguished by building pavilions around water, and wins by water, which is named after Holland. There are mainly ancient buildings in the garden such as Chunwu Po, Zhuojin Pavilion, Pianliu Cave, Guanlan Pavilion, Luye Step Bridge, Hongzao Po, Zao Swimming Hall, Gentleman's Longevity Hall, Shuidong Building, and the beautiful Wanhong Bridge, Quqiao and The white jade bridge built in the Yuan Dynasty is scattered among the rockeries, strange rocks, forests and lotus ponds, forming a beautiful picture of "the lake has a scene and the scene contains poems". The ancient lotus pond was excavated by Zhang Rou, king of Runan in Yuan Dynasty, and was built between 1227 and 1234 AD. It was destroyed by an earthquake in 1284, and only the deep pool with clear water and luxuriant lotus flowers were left, and it was called "Lotus Pond" in the chronicles after the Ming Dynasty. In the late Ming Dynasty, a large-scale renovation and expansion was carried out. The prefect of Zha Zhilong took the lotus pond as a "water mirror" and ordered an additional gate to be built with a four-character "Water Mirror Office" on it, in order to inspire others: Bingzheng Yingjian's clear water and heaven. Since then, the lotus pond has become a place where dignitaries gather, and the "Water Survey Office" has also become another name for the lotus pond. In the Qing Dynasty, the Lotus Pond Academy was built, and for a time the talents were abundant and it became famous both at home and abroad. The lotus pond was also turned into the emperor's residence, and the emperor traveled and stayed there many times. The ancient lotus pond was built several times and reached its peak. In the park, the Qionglou Jade Pavilion, classics and cultural relics, pearls and jade treasures, as well as exotic flowers, fairy birds and beasts, painted boats, lotus and lotus, are all entrusted in the mountains and rivers, intertwined into paintings and interwoven into poems. Mountains, waters, buildings, terraces, pavilions, halls, pavilions, and pavilions are scattered and scattered, forming the famous twelve sceneries of lotus ponds, winning the reputation of "city Penglai".

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Ancient Lotus Pond, one of the eight sceneries in Baoding, was built in the early Yuan Dynasty (1277). It was formerly known as Xiangxue Garden and is the pearl of ancient gardens in northern China. The pond is divided into northern and southern pools, with the center island as the boundary. The twisting East and West Canals connect the two pools. The southern pool is half-moon shaped, with cliffs, green pines and cypresses around. The southern pool is irregularly rectangular, with jade stones and willows around the shore. In 1284, it was destroyed by the quake. There was only a deep pool of clear water and lush lotuses left. Thus in books after the Ming Dynasty, it is commonly referred to as the "Lotus Pond."
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