Chinese garden The development of landscape design in China was historically driven by philosophies of both Confucianism and Taoism. Geometric symmetry and reinforcement of class boundaries were typical characteristics of landscape design in Asian cities, and both characteristics reflect Confucian ideals. While the British used nature outside the home to provide privacy, Chinese homes were compounds made of a number of buildings which all faced one or more courtyards or common areas. Rather…

Chinese garden The development of landscape design in China was historically driven by philosophies of both Confucianism and Taoism. Geometric symmetry and reinforcement of class boundaries were typical characteristics of landscape design in Asian cities, and both characteristics reflect Confucian ideals. While the British used nature outside the home to provide privacy, Chinese homes were compounds made of a number of buildings which all faced one or more courtyards or common areas. Rather…

Koi at Yuyuan Garden – China. Most Chinese gardens have a water feature like a pond and several offshooting streams, filled with goldfish, carp, or mandarin ducks. The water is calming while reflecting the constantly changing sky above, and the rocks are solid and unchanging. Chinese gardens are places with gorgeous beauty and offer cool and quiet serenity

Koi at Yuyuan Garden – China. Most Chinese gardens have a water feature like a pond and several offshooting streams, filled with goldfish, carp, or mandarin ducks. The water is calming while reflecting the constantly changing sky above, and the rocks are solid and unchanging. Chinese gardens are places with gorgeous beauty and offer cool and quiet serenity

"Garden of the Master of the Nets. This garden is renowned for being a classic Yuan Dynasty garden and is considered to be Suzhou’s finest garden." Went there today!!

"Garden of the Master of the Nets. This garden is renowned for being a classic Yuan Dynasty garden and is considered to be Suzhou’s finest garden." Went there today!!

Yuyuan Garden: “In 1842, during the Opium Wars, the British army occupied the Town God Temple for five days. During the Taiping Rebellion the gardens were occupied by imperial troops, and damaged again by the Japanese in 1942. They were repaired by the Shanghai government from 1956-1961, opened to the public in 1961, and declared a national monument in 1982.”

Yuyuan Garden: “In 1842, during the Opium Wars, the British army occupied the Town God Temple for five days. During the Taiping Rebellion the gardens were occupied by imperial troops, and damaged again by the Japanese in 1942. They were repaired by the Shanghai government from 1956-1961, opened to the public in 1961, and declared a national monument in 1982.”

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