Zhan Garden (Nanjing)

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Zhan Garden

Zhan Garden (simplified Chinese: 瞻园; traditional Chinese: 瞻園; pinyin: Zhān Yuán, literally "Garden of Forward Watching") is a Chinese garden located on No. 128 Zhan Yuan Road, beside Fuzimiao, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China.[1]

The first garden on this site was built during the early Ming dynasty by the general Xu Da. It was destroyed during the Taiping Rebellion in the Qing dynasty, but was rebuilt later. As the main residence of Kiangsu Provincial Governor in the late Qing dynasty, it was visited by the Qianlong Emperor and was restored 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