Last updated by chinatravel at 2014/5/2
Qinghui Garden is one of the ten famous gardens in China and one of the four famous gardens in Guangdong Province.
Qinghui Garden was originally the mansion of Huang Shijun, the Number One Scholar in the reign of Emperor Wanli of Ming Dynasty. During the reign of Emperor Qianlong of Qing Dynasty, this garden was bought by Long Yingshi, a famous scholar at that time. Since then, the garden finalizes its style under the elaborate construction of Long clan.
The architectures in Qinghui Garden are full of artistic elements. The courtyard, the maze and the cloisters fit each other very well and show the fine taste of art. The garden is quiet and beautiful. And everything in this garden is well arranged. What you see will change if you change your position in the garden. The forms of the buildings are deliberate, changeable, elegant and simple. There are many ceramics, wooden sculptures and glass wares in the garden for decoration and appreciation. You can easily find wonderful couplets here and you can still feel the voice of celebrities and scholars. The artistic craftworks could be found everywhere. All these will keep you linger on without the intent to leave. The design of this garden shows ingenuity. Inside the garden, rockeries piling up, water wandering around, gingko trees standing here. There are hundred-year-old longan trees, the yulan trees and weeping willows. When you take a walk on the bridge, you could see carps swimming in the pond. When you take a walk along a flower path, you can enjoy the flowers and trees. Sometimes, the voice of songs wave out from the garden. You will feel refresh and relax when you hear some Cantonese music. Qinghui Garden earns its reputation as “Qinghui Yuxiu” for it is a great place to bring up elegant scenery.
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