Beijing Prince Gong Mansion Garden is an important spot in your Hutong Beijing tour. The Prince Gong Garden in Hutong Beijing area also named Cuijin Garden which was started to be built in Ming Dynasty. The whole garden is almost 150 meters long in south-north line and 170 meters long in east-west line. The garden covers 28000 square meters and there are 31 ancient architectures covering 2800 square meters. The architectural layout includes three parts. Such large scale mansion is rare in Hutong Beijing area.
Prince Gong Garden sits in north and faces to south in Hutong Beijing area. Tourists in Hutong Beijing tour will know more about Beijing ancient culture and see various Hutong Beijing. The Prince Gong Garden is surrounded by hills and water. The garden is also not far from the famous Yinding Bridge which is one of the famous spot in Hutong Beijing tour. The Prince gong Mansion and the garden are the big house for Heshen in Qianlong period Qing Dynasty. It has had more than 200 years’ history. Actually, the “Fu” tablet and wood structure and the hill and stone skill are all skills in Ming Dynasty. In Xianfeng period, the mansion was vested to the Prince Gong Yi Qin. After that, the mansion was named Prince Gong Mansion and Prince Gong Mansion Garden. Tourists in Hutong Beijing tour will learn much knowledge.
To rebuild the garden, Prince Gong collected hundreds of skillful craftsmen to rebuild the garden. They combined the Jiangnan garden art and north China architectural layout together, collected the western architectures and Chinese classical garden architectures in one garden, added stones, hills, trees and colorful paintings. There are flowers and plants, trees and shade. The corridors and galleries are various. You can hear birds twittering and cicada singing. This elegant and unique garden was named “Cuijin Garden” by prince Gong. The beautiful scenery attracts the tourists in Hutong Beijing tour very much. This garden is the best one among more than one hundred prince gardens. It is a pearl in Shichahai area. Tourists in Hutong Beijing tour can’t miss it.
The rockery in the mansion was made of sticky rice. They are very solid. The “Fu” tablet is one of the three unique in the Prince Gong Mansion. The tablet is 7.9 meters long and goes through the whole rockery. The water in the mansion is flowing water. In ancient china, it should be agreed by the emperor. Only a few of mansions enjoy this special laurel. You will never disappoint to choose this spot in your Hutong Beijing tour.