Zhan Yuan Garden

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Zhan Yuan Garden (Chinese: 瞻园) is a botanical garden, located on No. 128 Zhan Yuan Road, beside Fuzimiao, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province,[1]

The first garden on this site was built during the early Ming Dynasty by General Xu Da. It was destroyed during the uprising of Tai Ping Tian Guo, but rebuilt during the Qing Dynasty. It was visited by the Qianlong emperor and was restored in the last century sometime after 1949, with the southern 'mountain' added in 1960.[2]

On the grounds is the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom History Museum.[3]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ China Travel Tour Guide
  2. ^ Keswick, Maggie; Charles Jencks, Alison Hardie The Chinese garden: history, art and architecture Harvard University Press; 3 edition (15 May 2003) ISBN 978-0-674-01086-4 PP.221-222
  3. ^ DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: China. DK Publishing; 1 June 2012. ISBN 978-0-7566-9328-2. p. 222.

Coordinates: 32°01′21″N 118°46′47″E / 32.022450°N 118.779776°E / 32.022450; 118.779776