Located in Qingjiangpu District of Huai'an City, East China's Jiangsu Province, Qingyan Garden is a National 3A Scenic Area and a Historical and Cultural Site Protected at the National Level. Known as the Best Garden in Jianghuai Region, it is one of the best-preserved gardens built by officials in charge of water transportation in history and a classical garden with distinctive local characteristics in the north of Jiangsu Province.
Qingyan Garden [Photo by Zhufeng]
An aerial view of Qingyan Garden [Photo by Zhufeng]
Elegant as the gardens in southern China and magnificent as the gardens in northern China, the eight-hectare area is surrounded by waters on three sides. The waters in and out of Qingyan Garden help to enrich its spatial structure. Pavilions, open areas, towers, multi-layered ancient buildings and rockeries, among other forms of structures, are exquisitely laid out in the garden, with flowers and trees blooming all the year round.