The only one we enjoyed, strongly recommended, better than Geyuan Garden! Also should try the pancake at entrance made by two friendly dumb ladies - yummy!
Maybe it was because I went early in the morning, but this was not very busy and I enjoyed it. The gardens were more interesting to me than the houses. The houses were just plain.
We hired a tour guide when we went through the gate after we saw how big the place was. . .and she was able to make our visit more meaningful. Home of a former government official, the official was exposed to a bit of western influence, and that can be seen in some of the rooms. Notice the garden floor,... More
Of Yangzhou's two famous garden estates, this was probably the less interesting one. In my opinion, though, they are too much alike for it to be worth it to see both. Heyuan, like its counterpart Geyuan, is overrun with tour groups and wedding parties, whose numbers and whose guides with loudspeakers destroy the intended tranquil ambiance of the Chinese garden.
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