Known as the one of the top ten scenes around the beautiful West Lake. This particular scene has earned its name from the fact that it had an abundance of lotus plants growing along its shores, which was called Crooked Courtyard. This typical West Lake scene has earned its fame since the Southern Song Dynasty, when the lakeside area with an abundant growth of lotus off its shores was known as Crooked Courtyard, and was the location of a brewery.
People said the smell of lotus flowers and wine blended by the cool lake breezes was intoxicating. Nowadays the brewery is gone, and the area has been turned into a big park, but plenty of lotus plants still bloom off its shores. They stand gracefully erect in the lake, as if they knew they had visitors coming to admire their beauty.
History & Background
In the early years of the Southern Song Dynasty, Emperor Zhao of Song Dynasty established Hangzhou as the capital and became the first emperor of the Southern Song Dynasty. He specially set up a Crooked Courtyard in the northwest of the lake. He recruited all the world's wine makers to make good wine for the court to enjoy. The curved yard was built with great care. A large pond was dug in the front, the water of the West Lake was introduced, and various kinds of precious lotus flowers, such as Red lotus and White lotus flowers, etc. In the early summer time when the lotus pond is full of green dew and the south wind sends fragrance, the red and white lotus flowers are in full bloom, which is very beautiful.
Since then, Curved Yard has undergone numerous transformations and expansions. The size of the lotus pool park planted hundreds of varieties of lotus, in particular to the number of charming wind load area. Here the surface of the water main, the distribution of red lotus, lotus, lotus heavy sets. Sprinkle golden lotus, devoted married couple and so were kind of lotus, lotus Tada, Handan enchanting.
In history, the beauty of Curved Yard shocked countless poets, writers and emperors. They adds more humanistic color to the beautiful lotus flowers in the garden. At the entrance of the scenic spot, visitors can also see a stone tablet with the name of this scene is one of the two remaining tablets given by the Emperor Kangxi (1654-1722) of Qing Dynasty (1636-1911).
Up to now, Curved Yard and Lotus Pool Garden covers an area of 14 hectares, the surrounding attractions included Yuefei temple, Guozhuang Garden, Botanical garden, etc. It is not only a famous summer garden to enjoy the "Infinite green lotus leaves and unique red lotus flowers", but also a good place for leisure and entertainment in the hot tourist area of the north line of the West Lake, it has always been the favorite place for lovers. Curved Yard is most splendid in lotus scenic area.
Admission Fee: Free
Opening Hours: 24 Hours
How to get there: West Lake is sited in center area of Hangzhou. It is easily reached by taxi or public buses.
Location: West Lake Scenic Area, Xihu District, the center of Hangzhou City.
Duration：6 - 8 Hours
Attractions(Cities)：The hangzhou Westlake(including a boat cruise), Fish Viewing at the Flower Pond, Guo Garden, Drangon Well Tea Plantation, Bamboo lined path at Yunqi, Qinghefang Ancient Street
Tour Style：Accompanied by your private knowledgeable guide over 5+ years guiding experience and skillful driver over 10+ years driving experience, explore the best of Hangzhou on a full-day tour. Take a boat ride on West Lake to stay away from the crowds. the placid waters of which have been immortalized throughout history in literature and poetry. Experience a Chinese tea ceremony at Longjing Green Tea Plantation; walk through the Bamboo lined path at Yunqi to fully experience the serenity and beautiful nature of Hangzhou.
Duration：6 - 8 Hours
Attractions(Cities)：The hangzhou Westlake(including the boat cruise), Fish Viewing at the Flower Pond, Lingyin Temple and Meijiawu Tea Plantation, Anmanfayun Village, The Song Dynasty Imperial Street
Tour Style：This comprehensive Skip-The-Line full day tour of Hangzhou is perfect for you. Take a boat ride around the UNESCO-listed West Lake, view elegant landscapes at Fish Viewing at Flower Park, visit the secluded Zen monastery of Lingyin Temple, sip tea at Meijiawu Tea Vollage and stroll Song Dynasty Imperial Street. This guided tour lets you skip those queues and head straight into each scenic spot, which make your trip hassel-free and time well spent.
Attractions(Cities)：The hangzhou Westlake(including a boat cruise), Lingyin Temple, Meijiawu Tea Plantation, Qinghefang Street, Impression WestLake Show
Tour Style：Discover the famous Paradise City Hangzhou on a fully customized sightseeing day trip from Shanghai by bullet train. Accompanied by your private guide, stroll around Flower Harbor Park and take a relaxing boat on the West Lake. Visit the famous Lingyin temple; See the traditional Meijiawu tea mountain; wonder along the old Hefang Street and enjoy the magnificent Impression Westlake show. Local lunch and dinner, tea tasting at Meijiawu, round trip bullet train tickets, private guide and private vehicle service are inclusive.
Attractions(Cities)：West Lake(Private rowing boat cruise), Guo's Villa, Lingyin Temple, Meijiawu Tea Plantation, Cheng Huang Pavilion
Tour Style：Independent travelers will love the flexibility of this private door to door day tour. This is the ideal tour for travelers with limited time in Hangzhou. Take the stress out of booking train tickets from Shanghai to Hangzhou and planning an itinerary by having everything arranged for you. Accompanied by your knowledgeable guide over 5+ years guiding experience and skillful driver over 10+ years driving experience, you'll immerse yourself in its world renowned natural, historical and cultural features.
Duration：2 Days, 1 Night
Attractions(Cities)：The West Lake(including boat cruise on the lake),Guo Garden,China National Tea Museum,Dragon Well Tea Plantation (Meijiawu Tea Village),Leifeng Pagoda,The Song Dynasty Imperial Street,Six Harmonies pagoda, Fish Viewing Flower Pond,Lingyin Temple, etc
Tour Style：As one of seven ancient capitals in China, the rich history and the splendid culture endow Hangzhou with profoundness. Come with us to discover Hangzhou's top attractions in two days. You'll enjoy boat ride on West Lake (Landmark of Hangzhou), Guo Garden, Leifeng Pagoda, etc. On the second day, explore Lingyin Temple, Longjing Tea Plantation (Best Green Tea & China national tea), Bamboo Forest & Ancient street. Take your VIP seat for the Impression West Lake Show.
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