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Ge Garden

China, an East Asian country is one of the world’s oldest civilizations. It has a vast cultural history of more than five thousand years and an outstanding natural beauty. On the other hand, this country has remained a comparatively isolated and secluded one, and being a land of mystery, this country is not known to the western half of the world. However, China is rapidly developing and has grown in the phase of modernization, with an immense speed and is also welcoming the outer world to interact and do business with them.
Ge Garden has Shouyi Garden, built during the Ming Dynasty as its predecessor. Ge Garden was later rebuilt during the Qing Dynasty. The bamboo leaves look like the Chinese character, Ge, so the name of, Ge Garden was given. Originally, there were more than one hundred kinds of bamboo in the garden, but today only a sprinkling of bamboo can be seen. Ge Garden now is best known for its rockeries, designed in 1818 and was landscaped by the painter Shi Tao.
Ge Garden with more than 40 different types of bamboo and artificial rocks is characterized by stone-piling. Different rockeries are formed from different kinds of rocks to represent different scenes in the four seasons, hence the name, four-season-rockery. Using the grotesque shapes of the rocks, a distinctive scene consisting of bamboo and rocks is formed. It actually is a mixture of the grandness of the North and the delicacy of the South.
Yiyu Xuan is the center of the whole garden. Twelve blocks of stone shaped like twelve kinds of animals such as a mouse, a cow, a tiger, and a pig are surrounded by bamboo trees and symbolize the rebirth of spring. Exquisitely carved Taihu stones sit near a lotus pool and represent the beautiful scenery of the South in summer. Huang stones, whose shapes are bold and unconstrained, are used in the biggest rockery to represent the loftiness of the hills in autumn and Xue Stone or white Snow Stone which glistens in the sunshine gives people the feeling that the snow has not yet melted.
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