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Ancient Lotus Lake Garden was first built in the early years of the Yuan Dynasty (1277 A.D.). It used to be called Xiang Xue Garden (Fragrant Snow Garden). The main part of the garden is the lake. Some small and exquisite pavilions are built around the lake. The pavilions seem delicate and elegant with the ancient designs. The main attractions are Chu Wu Po, Shui Dong Building, Guan Lan Pavilion, Zhuo Jin Pavilion, Jun Zi Chang Sheng House, Xiao Penglai, Gao Fen Pavilion and some others.

There are inscriptions of the past dynasties carved in stone in the corridors on both the east and west sides. Among them is a tablet describing the construction of Lotus Lake. Shui Dong Building is a three storey building on which people can overlook the whole garden. Zhuo Jin Pavilion and Jun Zi Chang Sheng House are the best places to appreciate the lotus in the lake in summer.

It is quite relaxing and refreshing to sit in the pavilion and see the beautiful lotus in the lake. In the long corridor behind Gao Fen Pavilion, there are a lot of stone inscriptions written by the great calligraphers of history that are admirable.

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Ancient Lotus Lake Garden is in the central district of Baoding, diagonally opposite the mansion of the Viceroy of Zhili Province.

Distinctions

Ancient Lotus Lake Garden is one of the gardens in northern China with the longest history. Now, it is one of the key sites to be protected in Hebei Province. It is said that the relief sculpture called "Lian Ye Tuo Tao" carved on the ancient pavilion mocks Empress Dowager Cixi who fled from Beijing overnight when the Eight-Power Allied Forces invaded the area.

How To Go There

Bus 1 and Bus 4 go there.

Tips & articles

2011-05-23
Ticket 20 yuan Traffic Walk to the south for 10 minutes and arrive promptly from rock head to lotus. Introduce The lotus village lies in the west bank of middle reach of Nanxijiang river, about 1 kilometer from the north to rock head village. In the period of ...Read More
2011-05-23
Ticket 10 yuan Introduce The ancient street of Lishui is built on the water storage dyke of the east edge of village of head village of rock, the water storage dyke is built in the Jiajing Year of Ming Dynasty, only let to grow flowers to plant trees and build ...Read More
2011-05-20
Symbolism and Allegories Confucius said that the wise take pleasure in water, and the kind find happiness in a mountain . The idea contained in this apothegm that wisdom is as comprehensive as water that could contain infinity and kindheartedness is as firm as ...Read More

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by Eireen 2011-05-20
Flexibility in the Layout Classic Chinese architecture, if looked at individually, is mostly simple in shape and not large in volume. However they often appear in groups, which is one of the differing features from Western architecture. Judging from documentation from ancient times and the remaining examples, we can conclude that this kind of architectural ...
by Vandita 2011-05-23
Ticket 20 yuan. Annual ticket costs 80 yuan, it needs an inch of photo and ID card to handle. Traffic Take No. 1 or No. 101 and can be reached at the railway station. Introduce The forest park of the pavilion has a long history, the scenic spots and historical sites are numerous, scenic naturally, there is the mountain in Jiangdong is good and beautiful ...
by Munira 2011-05-23
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