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Imperial Style Chinese Garden

HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Own by ancient Chinese emperors.
  • The imperial style Chinese gardens tend toward sturdiness, dignity, and the resplendence consistent with a sense of palatial grandeur.

Chinese Imperial Garden

[an error occurred while processing this directive] In Chinese history, most of the ancient Chinese emperors built their capitals in the northern cities of China, such as Peking, Taiyun. Because of that, almost all Chinese imperial architecture and garden art are found in the northern part of China. The purpose of the imperial style is to serve the imperial political purpose as well as to show imperial wealth. This imperial style is unlike Chinese private garden, which intends to provide a feeling of spaciousness in small limited areas. Chinese imperial architecture and Chinese imperial garden usually have large scale, as though built by a “million” people. Displaying the imperial grandeur and extravagant life style and fitting the huge site dimension, Chinese imperial architecture and Chinese imperial garden have little or not reduction in the scale. The imperial gardens of the north tend toward sturdiness, dignity, and the resplendence consistent with a sense of palatial grandeur. Special approaches are employed in dealing with Chinese imperial architectural and Chinese imperial garden’s form, color and layout to show its palatial grandeur, such as the more obvious axial plan layout and more colorful decoration, for example: yellow-glazed tile roofs, multi-colored beams and brackets, embellished eaves and brilliant vermilion pillars, etc., and Chinese imperial gardens are full of unusual plants, exotic stones, and rare animals.

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