He described the effect he wanted to achieve in the design of an autumn garden scene: "The feelings are in harmony with the purity, with the sense of withdrawal. "My Loveable Pavilion" from the Couple's Retreat Garden (1723–1736), Keyuan garden in Guangdong Province, (1850). [38], A three bay hall with full gable roofline and flat eves in the Retreat & Reflection Garden (1885). After retiring from the government, he passed his time taking boat trips on the lake, playing the cithare and writing and reciting poetry.[13]. The chrysanthemum was elegized the poet Tao Yuanming, who surrounded his hermit's hut with the flower, and wrote a famous verse: "At the feet of the Eastern fence, I pick a chrysanthemum, The 1,100 km-long railway extends from southwest China's Sichuan to Yunnan Province, hailed as "one of the three miracles of conquering nature in the 20 century" by the United Nations. It could also be a sound; he recommended locating a pavilion near a temple, so that the chanted prayers could be heard; planting fragrant flowers next to paths and pavilions, so visitors would appreciate their aromas; that bird perches be created to encourage birds to come to sing in the garden, that streams be designed to make pleasant sounds, and that banana trees be planted in courtyards so the rain would patter on their leaves. This brief description later inspired the poem Kubla Khan by the English romantic poet, Samuel Taylor Coleridge. The Khan himself goes every week to see his birds sitting in The Chinese garden is a landscape garden style which has evolved over three thousand years. his horse's croup; and then if he sees any animal that takes his fancy, he [71], During the Nara period (710-794), when the Japanese capital was located at Nara, and later at Heian, the Japanese court created large landscape gardens with lakes and pavilions on the Chinese model for aristocrats to promenade and to drift leisurely in small boats, and more intimate gardens for contemplation and religious meditation. Father Attiret, a French Jesuit who became court painter for the Qianlong Emperor from 1738 to 1768, described the Jade Terrace of the Isle of Immortality in the Lake of the Summer Palace: "That which is a true jewel is a rock or island...which is in the middle of this lake, on which is built a small palace, which contains one hundred rooms or salons...of a beauty and a taste which I am not able to express to you. Everest, rises to 29,025 feet along the Chinese-Nepalese border. To express it in painting, you must show jagged peaks, precipices, hanging bridges, great chasms. Even though everything [in the garden] is the work of man, it must appear to have been created by heaven... On the first view of the coast of China the stranger concludes that the inhabitants are a nation of gardeners. It was created in 1141 by Shi Zhengzhi, Deputy Civil Service Minister of the Southern Song government.

East of these ranges, the Altun Shan Mountains and ice-covered Qilian Mountains rise in the heart of China, bounded to the north by the Great Wall. During the Tang dynasty, those who passed the imperial examination were rewarded with the banquet in the garden of the apricot trees, or Xingyuan. Another Song dynasty garden still in existence is the Master of the Nets Garden in Suzhou.