E'ling Park (E ling Gong yuan) [鹅岭公园]

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  • Address:176 Erling Jie, Yuzhong District, Chongqing
  • Getting there: Take bus No.829 to E'ling Park
  • Contact: 023-89068606  
  • Opening hours: 08:00 - 22:30
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E'ling Park (also known as Erling Park) sits on a hill on the western side of the central district in Chongqing city, near Fotu Guan. The park provides excellent views of the Yangtze and Jialing Rivers.

Originally a private garden built during the Qing dynasty, the park was named Yiyuan, and later Liyuan. The name was changed to E'ling when a calligrapher named Zhoaxi wrote to the garden's owner and told him that the hill was shaped like the head of a goose. The owner was so taken with this idea that he renamed the park E'ling, which means goose-head, and carved a stone tablet to commemorate it. The park is laid out in the style of a Suzhou garden, presenting a miniature landscape expressing the balance between man and nature, with pavilions, winding paths and corridors, lotus ponds, arched bridges, numerous gardens and potted plants.

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