Famous Historical Gardens on the Central Axis of Beijing

October 27, 2019, 9:30-10:30 Multifunction Hall, Capital Museum 200 people


Series of public lectures on the theme of "Gardeners Talk About the Beauty of Gardens" on October 27, presenting the charm of various gardens.


Beijing, a famous historic and cultural city, was founded more than 3,000 years ago and has been the capital of China for over 860 years. Upon the founding of the Yuan Empire, its capital was planned with King Wah Island of Beihai Park at its center, laying a foundation for the modern city pattern of Beijing. This formed a spatial order and pattern that took the central axis as an important datum line of the city layout, and is a witness to the time-honored Chinese civilization. Along the central axis are such ancient gardens as the Temple of Heaven, Beihai Park, Zhongshan Park and Jingshan Park that accentuate the charm of the ancient city and record its development and changes. 


Keynote Speaker: Zhang Yahong, Member of the standing committee of CPC and Deputy Director of Beijing, Municipal Management Center of Parks, Curator of The Museum of Chinese Gardens and Landscape Architecture


Focusing on four famous historical gardens (Temple of Heaven, Beihai Park, Zhongshan Park and Jingshan Park) along the Central Axis of Beijing, she will explain the different cultural connotations of those gardens in simple ways and recount the cultural values behind various types of gardens, architecture, landscape and plants. Furthermore, according to the"On Gardens–Cultural Relics in Beijing's Famous Classical Gardens", she will point out the importance of those gardens along the central axis, offering a profound and comprehensive understanding of those familiar and unfamiliar gardens. 


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Registration Date: October 27, 2019, 9:30-10:30

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