Eling Park

Eling Park - Chongqing Travel GuideThe Eling Park is at 350 meters up offer a grand view of the Yangtze River to its south, the Jialing River to its north, the city proper to its east and the Futuguan to its west. Located it Changjiang Lu, Yuzhong district, Eling was originally named Edingling (Goose Nape Hill), for its narrow and steep shape resembling a nape of a goose. Eling Park was built in 1909, which was originally the home of Lee, a rich businessman, also known as "courteous park", with special plant species and a newly built tower (Liangjiang Pavilion) providing the view of the entire city. In 1958, large-scale of restoration was carried out on the site of Lee Garden and the park was renamed "Eling Park".

Inside the bonsai garden of the park, there are more than 100 varieties of rare potted plants and miniature landscapes. Not far from the garden is a man-made lake called Ronghu. The Eling Park - Chongqing Travel Guidestone handrails on the bridge are uniquely carved in the form of a rope. Nanyuan Garden in the park is densely shaded with trees such as camphor trees, ginkgo, pine trees, winter sweet, cassia trees and crape myrtle. With weird rockery under trees it has a flavor of pastoral life. The newly built tower Liangjiang Ting has eight stories. Standing on the top, visitors can enjoy a bird's eye view of the city at daytime, and a magnificent view at night. The chrysanthemum show of the city, held in the park each year, displays hundreds of rare species of chrysanthemums.

Because of its good location and beautiful natural scenery, it was to be the ideal places for rest and visit for long history. Many famous people have stayed or visited here for different reasons, such as Mr. and Mrs. Chiang-Kai-Shek, the premier of Kumingtang, Feng Yuxiang, Lin Sen, Sun Ke, Song Ziwen, He Yingqin, Yan Xishan, Chen Cheng, they all were the important ministers of Kumingtang. The Britain ambassador Karer had stayed here for 5 years.