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Jingyuan Garden

Written by Candice SongUpdated Jan. 17, 2021

Features

Jingyuan Garden with a history of 80 years is a famous residence combined both Chinese and European architecture style. It is now one of the heritage sites under city protection and the important historic architecture under the special protection area of Tianjin.

History

Built in 1921, Jingyuan Garden, also named Qianyuan Garden, was the private residence of Lu Zongyu, minister-counselor to Japan appointed by the Northern Warlords' Government. Later it was named by Puyi, the last emperor of the Qing Dynasty on July 1929 when he settled here with his wives. "Jing" means stillness in English and the Garden was named by the emperor who tried to strengthen himself with noble spirit by living in a peaceful environment.

Overview

Jingyuan Garden with an area of 3360 square meters consists of three sets of courtyards, the front yard, the back yard and the side yard. The main building is a two-storied Spanish architecture. The first floor serves as a living room, a dining room, guest rooms and a kitchen, while the second floor as bedrooms, a library and a chamber. The exterior walls and balconies with projecting brims were used to add more room to the building.

In front of the garden will be built a garden, in which enormous poplars, pagoda trees and cloves are planted and some ponds and pavilions are constructed. Besides, a reception office, a kitchen, a garage and a tennis court will be built on the northeast side of the garden.

Jingyuan Garden integrates different architecture styles, such as Japanese and Spanish. The structure and material of gates are of typical Japanese style, simple and plain, while the low pitched roof and the detailed decoration are of obvious Spanish architecture style.

The garden is now displayed following its original arrangements of furniture and adornments. And there also exhibit some paper materials and photos related with the daily life and political life of Pu Yi, the last emperor.

Location: No. 70, Anshan Road, Heping District,

Getting there: Take No. 3, 50, 673, 632 and 800 buses and get off at the stop of Anshan Avenue.

Ticket Fare:20 Yuan

Opening hours: 9:00-11:30 from every Thursday to Sunday

Ticketing hours: 8:30-10:30

Note: Access all day during New Year's Day, Labor Day and National Day (9:00-11:30、14:30-16:00), but closed during the Spring Festival

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