Literally meaning "Goose Neck" Park, it is located at the highest
place of Chongqing Peninsula. Eling Park is the best place to enjoy
the night view of Chongqing City. It is also one of the earliest
private gardens in Chongqing.
Located at Changjiang Road, Yuzhong district, Eling Park was
originally named Edingling (Goose Nape Hill), for its narrow and
steep shape resembling a nape of a goose. Eling Park was built in
1909, with special plant species and a newly built tower
(Liangjiang Pavilion) providing panoramic view of the entire city.
On the crest of the city, Eling Park graces Chongqing with delicate
miniature landscapes. Nanshan, Wangshan and Mt. Jinyun with age-old
trees and bamboo groves are worth visiting. Swimming and bathing in
the Hot Springs of the Southern and Northern Parks appeals to all.
In the zoo there are such rare animals such as pandas and golden
haired monkeys. Besides, there are many attractions worth visiting,
such as Sheng Bridge, Tiger Terrace, Bonsai Garden, where guests
can appreciate flowers and bonsai, enjoy the night scene and
tasting the tea beverage. Now and then some exhibitions are held in
the park, chrysanthemum exhibition in particular, which is the
model of Chongqing garden art.
Out of its good location and beautiful natural scenery, it became
the ideal place for a tranquilizing rest and visit in history. Many
famous people have stayed or visited here for different reasons,
such as Mr. and Mrs. Chiang-Kai-Shek, the premier of Kumingtang,
Feng Yuxiang, Lin Sen, Sun Ke, Song Ziwen, He Yingqin, Yan Xishan,
Chen Cheng, they all were the important ministers of Kumingtang.
Australian Embassy was once located in the garden as well. After
the liberation of Chongqing in 1949, the Southwest Military Command
was set up here.
There are three top things to do while traveling in Chongqing:
eating hotpot, watching night scenery and visiting the Three
Gorges. And to watch night scenery, no place is better than at
How to get there
It can be reached by electricity bus No. 402, 403, or take public
buses No. 109, 412, 413, 418, or 421.
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