Singapore Chinese Garden 裕华园
This Chinese Garden was built in 1975 and designed by a well-known architect from Taiwan and its concept is based on Chinese gardening art. What i like about this garden is the integration of splendid architectural features with the natural environment. The whole garden is modeled along the northern Chinese imperial style of architecture and landscaping. For those who are not aware, this garden is located next to Chinese Garden MRT Station & connected to the adjacent Japanese Garden by a bridge.
This ‘Pai Hung Chiao’ Bridge (the white rainbow, 13-Arch Bridge) at the Garden follows the style of the 17-Arch Bridge at the Summer Palace in Beijing. Although the bridge at the Chinese Garden is shorter than the famous 17-Arch Bridge, it still maintains the magnificence and brilliance in architectural design, representing a typical beautiful Chinese bridge.
The Rainbow Bridge is also the finishing line for The Amazing Race Asia 2.
The Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum exhibits different species turtles & tortoises. A highlight of this museum is that it exhibits exotic types of tortoises, such as tortoises with 2 heads and 6 legs - where only one in every few million of these rare species will survive.
In ancient times, the pagoda, originally a simple tower located beside a temple, was used for the keeping of human bones by Buddhists. Later, with improvements in architectural skills, incorporated with the traditional art of building, the pagoda was developed into a structure of striking architectural beauty.
The ‘Ru Yun Ta' (7-storey pagoda) is situated on a small hill in the Chinese Garden. To view more beautiful photos of this twin-Pagoda, please browse my "Collection" category !!! :-)
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