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Zhu Family Garden

  • 2016-07-07 10:49:56

  • 2016-07-07 10:50:03

Zhu Family Garden, the so-called 'Grand View Garden' of South Yunnan Province, is a representative of Chinese residential houses of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). When walking through the garden, it really seems as if you are strolling through the Grand View Garden depicted in 'A Dream of the Red Mansions' (a famous Chinese Classical novel by Cao Xueqin (1724-1764) in the Qing Dynasty). This garden was the residence and ancestral temple of the rich man Zhu Weiqing and his brother in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). It was built in the year of the Emperor Guangxu (1871-1903), covering a land of more than 20,000 square meters (4.942 acres). Zhu Family Garden boasts 218 pavilions and towers with steep ridges, painted crossbeams and intricate painted ceilings, as well as 42 Tianjing (the space between houses and walls or two separate houses in one courtyard). Every building in the courtyards enjoys an elegant and unique name, such as Hanyu Tower, Lan (Orchid) Pavilion and Xufang Pavilion. The garden is a good place to explore the residential buildings of Qing Dynasty. Now, there are 28 rooms used as guest rooms, like Mei (Plume) House, Lan (Orchid) Yard, Zhu (Bamboo) Garden and Ju (Chrysanthemum) Garden letting visitors fully experience the life style of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). It is welcome among a lot of visitors from at home and abroad.