City Calendar
What's ON in Suzhou
Location >>Tourist Spots >> Lotus Garden | 藕园
    Drive de adds rolex uk new Cartier series, new moon phase rolex replica watches equipped with Cartire 1904-LU MC refining workshop movement, 6 position with fake omega moon phase display and the complex function of accurate reproduction of the fake hublot watches new moon, moon, moon and moon cycle replacement time.
    Tourist Spots >> Lotus Garden | 藕园
    [ Suzhou -- Jiangsu ]
    update: 3/14/2017
    Qing Dynasty garden, Suzhou UNESCO World Heritage site, Yellow stone rockery. | 以黄石假山著称
    Ouyuan Garden (Lotus Garden) stands out even among the famous classical gardens of Suzhou. It was built in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) and in 2000 was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. 藕园位于苏州市城东小新桥巷7号,藕园东临护城河,傍水而筑,又地处幽深小巷,环境优美宁静。园不甚广,占地面积约11亩。园内建筑布局独特,正宅、大厅居中,左右两侧辟有对称的东、西两花园,在苏州园林中别具一格。
    Previous record: Master of the Nets Garden|网师园
    Next record: Lion's Forest Grove Garden|狮子林
    Ouyuan Garden (Lotus Garden) stands out even among the famous classical gardens of Suzhou. It was built in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) and in 2000 was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is composed of a large mansion and has houses built in the middle with two gardens set on either side, to the east and west. It is surrounded by a canal on three sides.
    The major scenic spot of the entire garden is the Yellowstone Rockery built in the front of the Chengqu Thatched Cottage. The stones of the rockery are the same in size, and the technique of piling rockery is realistic and natural.
    Visitors can descend to a pond that is at the foot of a steep precipice via a passage in the southeastern side of the precipice which provides the most imposing scenery of the rockery. The western part of the rockery is smaller and gradually descends to west. The hillside slops gently and ends at the right wall of the Chengqu Thatched Cottage.
    Ouyuan's East Garden features a hill rising from a pond, along with pavilions, terraces, and towers peppering the surrounding landscape. The hill is actually man-made, and was a masterpiece of Zhang Nanyang, a great master of landscape architecture in the late Ming Dynasty. The principal structure, City Corner Cottage, is a group of multi-storied buildings that sport double roofs, which are a traditional feature of Chinese architecture. To the south of the pond lies the Water Pavilion Amongst Mountains. A feature of this pavilion is its large circular door, which measures four meters long and 3.5 meters wide, and upon which are carved Chinese symbols of vitality, including pines, bamboo and plums.
    Admission fees and opening hours
    Opening hours: 07:30-17:00
    Admission: peak season (April, May, July, August, September, October) 25 RMB; off season (January, February, March, June, November, December) 20 RMB
    Special points of interest
    Yellowstone rockery
    Address, phone/contact person
    Lotus Garden, 5-1 Baita Dong Lu, Suzhou
    Tel: 0512 6727 2717 (CN)
    电话:0512 6727 2717


    Copy this link and paste into your RSS reader to subscribe to the What's ON in Suzhou daily events RSS feed.
    This site is best viewed in Firefox, Chrome, Safari and all versions of internet explorer above ie6 (ie6 is not supported).