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Grand View Garden (Daguanyuan)

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Address: No.12 Nancaiyuan Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100054, China
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+86 10 6354 4993
07:30 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 17:30

Constructed in 1984, this is a magnificent example of a classical Chinese...

Constructed in 1984, this is a magnificent example of a classical Chinese landscaped garden featuring elaborate rockeries, lotus ponds, covered walkways and pavilions.

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Visit the "Bird Park"

This park is laid out like the garden in the Chinese literary classic, "A Dream of Red Mansions", including many pavilions. It's a relaxing and beautiful place to visit, tucked... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2015
Port St Lucie, FL
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Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

This is a less known (which is a plus) and modern, beautiful garden that provides an escape from the city buzz. Definitely worth it if staying nearby. Theme of the park is based on a famous Romeo and Juliet-style story from the ancient Qing dynasty!!

1 Thank TeppoVu
Beijing, China
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016

Fairly far from any nearby metro station. It's a park reconstructed from the details out of the classic Chinese novel "Dream of the Red Chamber". The book stands as 1 of the 4 great books of Chinese literature. This has a lot meaning to the Chinese. Mannequins of the main characters stand within recreated scenes. All the tourists are Chinese;... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2015

Came here as part of a tour of the Forbidden City and other parts of Beijing. It is interesting, and with a guide you can understand the gardens and their purpose well. However, I definitely think it would have been better to go to other attractions in the city like the Summer Palace.

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Port St Lucie, FL
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Reviewed 18 October 2015

This park is laid out like the garden in the Chinese literary classic, "A Dream of Red Mansions", including many pavilions. It's a relaxing and beautiful place to visit, tucked into a very busy and crowded city. But to me the most interesting part was the Old Gentlemen's Bird Club that meets here daily to give their caged birds "the... More 

Thank Quasimama
Beijing, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2015

Visited back in Sep-Oct 2011, this is one of the most clear places in Beijing where most of the plants and trees are) I particularly loved the aroma from lilacs, jasmin, and morning glories) Other flowers are also attractive to the naked eye.

1 Thank Laxiaozi08200912
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2015

Having read the famous novel Dream of the Red Mansion many times, I went to this garden on the second day during my Beijing trip in early November 2014. It was opened quite early in the morning, at around 7.30 a.m. Thanks to my early arrival, there was only me and two or three elder locals who were jogging around.... More 

Thank Steven V
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Reviewed 1 January 2015

I went here with a group of my students on a field trip. It was part of their study of the classic Chinese literature for The Red Mansion. As someone who is not familiar with the novel, this was basically a nice park to walk around in. Nothing exceptional. If you are familiar with the story then maybe this is... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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Reviewed 22 September 2013

It's famour in China cause it appear in a famous fiction, The Story of the Stone. You can visit the grand view garden for free if you book a room in Grand View Garden Hotel.

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Reviewed 21 July 2013 via mobile

This was an impulse visit because my friend had to buy medicine from a nearby hospital. I have never read the book but after seeing how excited my friend was when we saw some of the sights within the park, I really want to read the book! Even though I didn't know the literary history, the park was still beautiful... More 

1 Thank lydpod
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2013

40rmb entrance. But a compact park to see a lot. Too much history of the remakes of the Dream of Red mansion(it's all in Chinese). Dressed up in traditional garb for 20rmb posted price, didn't have to haggle, they let us take our own pictures too. Pic was laminated. Not that easy to get to if we didn't take a... More 

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