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Viewing Fish at Flower Harbor

Viewing Fish at Flower Harbor Travel Guide

Brief Introduction
Flower Harbor (Huagang) Park is adjacent to Su Causeway consisting of Red Fish Pool, Peony Garden, Flower Garden, widespread lawns and woods, occupying an area of 21 hectares. Initially, the park was a small private garden built and owned by Lu Yunsheng, an imperial official of the South Song Dynasty.

The garden was located near the Flower Home Hill. Inside the park was a fishpond and a stream nearby was ushered into the pond for raising goldfish. Later the private garden began to gain a big fame in Hangzhou as Flower Harbor and became a recreation resort for viewing goldfishes.

Painters and poets vied each other for depicting the garden in their inspirational artworks. In the Qing Dynasty, the park was relocated in today┬┤s place, much nearer to the West Lake.Emperor Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty visited the Park on one of his inspection trips to this part of China.

The emperor was so pleased and inspired by the flowers and goldfish he saw at the garden that he wrote a poem to praise the resort as well as in memory of his visit.A visit to the Flower Harbor is a trip into a picturesque poem.

Features
Here you can look at fish, admire flowers, touch trees, listen to birds chirping, and witness the exodus of spring and the arrival of summer. You will find yourself close to nature by looking up at the sky, looking down at reflections in water, trying to memorize the momentary shapes of clouds, strolling in a drizzle, or counting stars glittering in the universe.

Traffic:

Take Bus No.K4,K599,538.

DCT Tips:

Recommended time for a visit: two hours.

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