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    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。
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    Description
    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)
     
     
    景点介绍
    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。耦园的东花园,原为清初保宁太守陆锦所筑,名“涉园”;到光绪初,园为退官后来苏隐居养老的安徽巡抚、署两江总督沈秉成所购得,沈聘请画家顾潭设计建造,在整筑涉园旧址的基础上增建西花园,并改名“耦园”。耦园虽小,但以黄石假山著称,宅园紧密结合,园内假山奇丽自然,幽谷深涧,爱月池中夹其间,园内花木葱郁,有置身于“城市山林”之趣。东园面积约四亩,以山为主,以池为辅,重点突出,配搭得当。主体建筑坐北朝南,为一组重檐楼厅。这在苏州园林中较为少见。其东南角有小院三处,重楼复道,总称“城曲草堂”。西园面积更小,以书斋及织老屋为中心,前有月台,宽敞明亮,后有小院,幽雅清秀,隔山石树木又建书楼一座;其南亦有一院,为不规则形状,西南角设假山,设置花木,间置湖石,显得幽曲有趣。
     
    景点票价,开放时间
    开放时间:07:30-17:00
    门票:旺季25元/位(4月、5月、7月、8月、9月、10月);淡季20元/位(1月、2月、3月、6月、11月、12月)
     
    景点特色 
    以黄石假山著称
     
    地址、电话,联系方式
    苏州白塔东路5-1号藕园
    电话:0512 6727 2717
     
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