Monday 2 February 2015

Ge Garden in Yangzhou

Traveling to Yangzhou from Shanghai using the high speed train (average speed of 300km/hr) took me only an hour. After my meeting, I had a couple of hours to spare before the ride back, so my supplier brought me to Ge Garden.

Featuring elaborate rock formations and bamboo groves, the impressive garden was built for a wealthy salt merchant during the Qing Dynasty. Today, it is maintained by the state.

If you happen to be in Yangzhou, it's worth a visit. It would look better during spring and summer when the trees are green and flowering. There are guides to bring you around, providing insights into how the buildings are designed to bring luck and prosperity to the owner.

Elaborate rock formations carefully pieced together to form animals etc.

Many different kinds of bamboo can be found here.
Tourist street outside the garden.

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