Purple Bamboo Garden
Category: Natural Parks & Sights
Address: 35 Zhongguancun south st. Haidian District, Beijing
Open Time: Daily 6:00am - 9:00pm
Entrance fee: Free
Introduction of Beijing Purple Bamboo Garden
Purple Bamboo Garden is names Zizhuyuan in Chinese characters, Zi means Purple, Zhu means Bamboo and Yuan means Garden. In the early of Qing Dynasty, a Zizhuyuan temple was built on the north coast of the lake, and later, the statue of Avalokitesvara was worshipped in the temple under the order of Emperor Qianlong.
Constructed around canals and large lakes, the Purple Bamboo Garden is renowned for its bamboo scenery. Entering the garden, you will find yourself in a bamboo world. The garden has more than 50 species of bamboos on display. Among the diverse bamboo stock, such as mottled bamboos, purple bamboos, fishpole bamboos, the most common by far is the purple bamboo.
The Purple Bamboo Garden covers an area of 473,500 square meters, including three lakes and two small islands. The three lakes, filled with lotus blossoms, occupy one third of the area. The two small islands are surrounded by the lakes and are connected by an arch bridge.
The most beautiful of the scenic spots is Bayixuan Pavilion, on the south side of the Blue Lotus Islet. It has an area of approximately 2,500 square meters. With a lotus pond in front and ten thousand of green bamboos behind, Bayixuan Pavilion shows ingenuity in conception and design. It is interdependent of Zhuyunshi Garden and Blue Lotus Platform.
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