Lingering Garden

The Lingering Garden, one of the four most famous gardens in China, occupies an area of 23,310 square mters. It has changed hands several times, first built in 1539 during the Ming Dynasty by a retired official named Xu Tai. Like other famous gardens, the Lingering Garden seeks to crate stunning natural landscapes within limited space. According to the style of the buildings, the garden can generally be divided into four parts: the central, eastern, western and northern parts. Oth four parts,  the cntral part is the essence of the whole complex. This part was the original Lingering Garden while the other three were added during the Qing Dynasty.

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