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A model of Lingnan gardens in the Qing Dynasty, hidden in the center of the old city of Foshan, Guangdong, elegant and beautiful but not famous


Speaking of gardens, people always think of the gentle and elegant Jiangnan gardens for the first time. In fact, in the south of our country, there are also beautiful Lingnan gardens that are amazing to the world. Unlike the drizzle and affectionate Jiangnan sentiment, the beauty of Lingnan gardens lies in the inadvertent expression of the intoxicating affection of the city. Among the many Lingnan gardens, the most famous is the “Liang Garden” in Foshan. As a model of Lingnan style gardens, Liang Garden is recognized as the first of the “Four Famous Gardens in Lingnan”. It was built in the Jiaqing and Daoguang reigns of the Qing Dynasty. It took more than 50 years to complete. It integrates the mansion, ancestral hall, garden and pavilion. The courtyard space adopts the Lingnan style, and the landscape of the garden pursues natural elegance. It is the Qing dynasty Lingnan literati garden. Classic masterpiece. Liangyuan is located on the Pioneer Ancient Road, Songfeng Road, Chancheng District, Foshan. After more than 100 years of vicissitudes of wind and rain, this ancient architectural and cultural treasure still stands in the “cracks” of the modern reinforced forest. It is a miracle worthy of admiration. On the busy Songfeng Road Pioneer Trail, the door of Liangyuan is not domineering, but when you pass through the third gate, you will know the beauty of the Lingnan House. The pursuit of being away from the hustle and bustle and the joy of Linquan in the metropolis is the ultimate hobby of ancient literati in Foshan. Today, this quiet environment and artistic conception are perfectly preserved in Liangyuan. A door is separated from the busy and noisy surroundings, and you are a quiet and authentic paradise on earth, where all the impulsiveness of the world disappears instantly, as if you are in another time and space. Passing through the busy traffic and bustle of the city, walking into Liangyuan, you will find that there is a unique cave here. Although you are in a busy city, you can enjoy a rare tranquility and tranquility. From pavilions and pavilions to Qushui loops, from forests and interesting stones to blue brick alleys, everything in the garden is elegant and full of poetry and painting. It’s refreshing. Liang Yuan is the general name of Foshan’s Liang Family Garden. It was built by local poets and book masters Liang Airu, Liang Jiuzhang, Liang Jiuhua, and Liang Jiutu’s uncle and nephew. It took more than 50 years to build during the Jiaqing and Daoguang reigns of the Qing Dynasty. The entire garden is mainly composed of Wuluozhai, Qunxing Caotang, Fenjiang Caolu, Hanxiang Pavilion and other architectural groups. It is large in scale and covers an area of ​​more than 21,000 square meters. As one of the typical representatives of Lingnan literati gardens in the Qing Dynasty, Liangyuan’s mansion, ancestral hall and garden are integrated, and the Lingnan-style “garden” space changes repeatedly, and the style is elegant. The landscape gardening group is eclectic, pursuing elegant, natural, and picturesque pastoral charm. The garden is full of shades of fruit and trees, rich in the characteristics of Lingnan water town. The old buildings in Liangyuan have rarely undergone large-scale renovations, and the historical traces are well preserved. The brick pavilions that linger in them all show a characteristic unique to the classical Lingnan. The style is complete, light and transparent, and the buildings are fully integrated during the period. It is a brick and wood structure, decorated with wood carvings and brick carvings, which are elegant and delicate. It is worth mentioning that Liang Yuan is unique in its variety of different shapes of stones, large and small stones, and ingenious setting and combination. During the period, the art of mountain rock was second to none. According to legend, there were more than 400 strange stones in Liangyuan, and there were wonderful stones in Taihu, Lingbi, Yingde and other places in the garden, which has the reputation of “more stones than books”. Although the Liang Garden today is not as prosperous as it was in the Qing Dynasty, fortunately, you can still enjoy the architectural wonders of this Lingnan courtyard in this bustling city. Here, you can spy on the beauty of prominent literati families, marvel at the exquisiteness of ancient man-made landscapes, admire one stone and one bridge, read one painting and one poem, and stare at Foshan in silence. [Original works, reprinting is prohibited, infringement must be investigated]Please pay attention to me and share more exciting trips with you