Three gardens you must visit in Jiangsu
2016-06-13 17:26:00

Hu’s Family Garden, Nanjing

It was the most famous private garden in Nanjing in the late Qing Dynasty (1644-1912). And once it was even more famous than the Zhan Garden, the First Garden in Nanjing.

After years of archaeological studies, renovation and reconstruction, it is reopened to the public in 2016.

Its formal name is Yu Garden. Yu means foolishness, which is a humble expression in Chinese culture that derives from the saying “A man of great wisdom often appears to be slow-witted.”And the garden is given the name Yu by its host Hu Enxie, who was the founder of the modernization of coal mines in Xuzhou.

Yu Garden has not only the characteristics of countryside but also urban atmosphere, hence enjoys the reputation of the Lion Garden in Nanjing.

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Source: jschina.com.cn Editor: Nicky