The Grand View Garden (北京大观园)

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The Grand View Garden or Prospect Garden is a large landscaped interior garden in the classic Chinese novel “Dream of Red Mansions”, built within the compounds of the Rongguo Mansion

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Admission: 40 RMB
Opening Hours: 7:30-5:30
Phone: +86 10 63544993
Best Time to Visit: May to October
Recommended Time for a Visit: 2 Hours

Description

The Grand View Garden at Xicheng District southwest of Beijing is reminiscent of a luxurious garden of Ming and Qing style. In a Chinese classic "Dream of Re Mansions", the garden is recounted as the mansion of the Jia Family - an official nobility of the Ming period.

It is a large greenery garden dotted with pavilions, halls, temples and miniature gardens with a total of 110,000 square meters. The layout is exactly like that described in the novel. If you go there at the right time, you will be lucky enough to see traditional ceremonies performed in the garden, always a fascinating sight.

Dream of Red Mansions Dream of Red Mansions, written by Cao Xueqin in the 18th century, is rated the best novel of the Qing dynasty. The novel tells a tragic love-story in a noble family and is called by Westerners as the Romeo and Juliet of China. The hero - Jia Baoyu is an amorous and sentimental son of a noble official. The novel describes the rise and decline of Jia Family. In an imaginative and humorous style, the author has portrayed more than 400 dramatis personae with distinctive traits, representing the daily life of a distinguished Manchu family.

Map

Address: No. 12, Nancaiyuan Street, Xicheng District, Beijing

Transportation:

Bus No. 53, 59, 63, 122, 458, 474, 717, 744, 819, 939 to Daguanyuan station.

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