Liang Garden fell into disrepair with the advent of the Republic in the early 20th century and were further damaged after the triumph of the communist revolution. It was not until the 1980s that some restoration work was begun and only by the mid 1990s that substantial restoration was done.
Both the gardens and the buildings are well worth the visit. The gardens are a good example of exquisite oriental gardens and landscaping while the buildings are also good example of traditional Cantonese homes of the wealthy. They are a beautiful oasis of quiet and peace in the middle of ugly and bustling Foshan.
Liang Garden, which consists of four complexes of architectural structures such as "Twelve-Rock Chamber", "Cold Fragrance Hall", "Starry Thatched Cottage" and "Fenjiang Thatched Hut", is the largest of the four famous gardens built in the Qing Dynasty in Guangdong. Its layout is mapped out strictly according to a well-defined concept, integrating dwellings, a shrine and a garden.
The Lingnan-style "courtyards" feature changes in spaces and a graceful style. The Starry Thatched Cottage, Qiushuang Chamber, parlor, studio and other main buildings in the garden are elegant pieces of Chinese architecture. On display in this garden are a wide variety of brick, wood, clay and stone carvings, showing the ancient and elegant style of Lingnan gardens.
Address: 93 Xianfeng Gu Dao, Chancheng, Foshan
Telephone: (+86 ) 757 82241279
Price: admission 10RMB
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