Qinyuan Garden
Qinyuan Garden
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SOH KIEN PENG
By SOH KIEN PENG
Not a Piano Garden
3.0 of 5 bubblesOct 2018
The entry is complimentary for those who purchased the entrance ticket to Sunlight Rock (日光岩). Initially, I thought it was the Piano Museum which Gulangyu boasts of but I was mistakenly wrong and totally disappointed. Although the name when translated means Piano Garden, there is not a single piano in the Garden. It has nothing to do with the Piano Museum that houses the great collections of numerous unique antique pianos owned by a successful rich overseas Chinese You can only see one old miserable antique piano in the exhibition gallery in this garden. The Garden actually belonged to a famous pianist Yin Cheng Zong (殷承宗) who was born in this house in Gulangyu. The pianist has won several international prestigious piano awards and has performed at Carnegie Hall and for Chairman Mao Tse Tung during the Proletarian Cultural Revolution. He has migrated to New York City but still owns this residence and periodically return to visit the house. The exhibition gallery was not big and I actually do not know much about this pianist except for a short biography of him written on a panel outside the gallery. But the views here are fantastic. The Garden faces directly the Sunlight Rock and you can see the movement of visitors on the hill from here. Outside the exhibition gallery, you can have an extended panoramic full view of Gulangyu coastal line and the cluster of western architectural houses beside the beach. The attraction tells the story of a Gulangyu born famous pianist and showcased his photos and piano. The residence is located on a hilltop. It is windy here and the wonderful panoramic views of Gulangyu from this hill top should not be missed. My visit took less than an hour as I was in a rush to view the sunset at Sunlight Rock.

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Yingxiong Mountain, Kulangsu, Siming District, Xiamen 361002 China

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SOH KIEN PENG
Singapore, Singapore6,659 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Solo
The entry is complimentary for those who purchased the entrance ticket to Sunlight Rock (日光岩).

Initially, I thought it was the Piano Museum which Gulangyu boasts of but I was mistakenly wrong and totally disappointed. Although the name when translated means Piano Garden, there is not a single piano in the Garden. It has nothing to do with the Piano Museum that houses the great collections of numerous unique antique pianos owned by a successful rich overseas Chinese

You can only see one old miserable antique piano in the exhibition gallery in this garden.

The Garden actually belonged to a famous pianist Yin Cheng Zong (殷承宗) who was born in this house in Gulangyu. The pianist has won several international prestigious piano awards and has performed at Carnegie Hall and for Chairman Mao Tse Tung during the Proletarian Cultural Revolution. He has migrated to New York City but still owns this residence and periodically return to visit the house.

The exhibition gallery was not big and I actually do not know much about this pianist except for a short biography of him written on a panel outside the gallery.

But the views here are fantastic. The Garden faces directly the Sunlight Rock and you can see the movement of visitors on the hill from here. Outside the exhibition gallery, you can have an extended panoramic full view of Gulangyu coastal line and the cluster of western architectural houses beside the beach.

The attraction tells the story of a Gulangyu born famous pianist and showcased his photos and piano. The residence is located on a hilltop. It is windy here and the wonderful panoramic views of Gulangyu from this hill top should not be missed.

My visit took less than an hour as I was in a rush to view the sunset at Sunlight Rock.
Written January 18, 2019
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