As a bright pearl in Qinhuai scenic area, Egret Park covers a total area of 15.3 hectares with a lake-water area of 3.8 hectares. Successively being called Xu Zhongshan Garden, Eastern Garden and Taifu Garden in history, it was a garden of Xu Da, a founding general of the Ming Dynasty. Thanks to its charming sceneries of unique rustic appeal, it has always been the place for many noted scholars to get together, writing poems and drinking wine. In the period of the Republic of China, it was formally turned into Egret Park. Featured by such natural sceneries as hills, the lake, the city, woods and peculiar humane resources as well as admiration, recreation and interaction in integration, it embodies the harmony of ecology, humanism, history and culture. Among its ten scenic spots, the most famous ones are “Weeping willows over the lake in spring”, “Charming flower-buds of lily magnolia”, “Red apricots in rain” and “Gorgeous peaches” which are known as “Four scenic spots of Egret Park in spring”. Water street with seven kinds of elegance is the core scenic area demonstrating the appeal of history and culture since it is characterized by “Music, chess, calligraphy, painting, singing, dance and tea” in combination with various tourist functions such as traditional song and dance performances, exhibition of calligraphy and painting, food and beverage of special flavors and display of folk handicrafts, hence providing tourists with a venue of enjoying culture meticulously or for leisure. Though being quite close to prosperous and bustling Confucius Temple, it is marked by a realm of spaciousness and sparseness, deserving to be a Shangri-la.
Tourists can directly reach the park via riding on the pleasure boat with paintings on the Qinhuai River, enjoying natural sceneries, watching a large-scale performance of “Anchoring over the Qinhuai River” at a real scene, feeling historical pulse and savoring cultural appeal.
Metro Line 1 / Sanshanjie Station; Bus Y2, 1, 4, 15, 40, 44, 49, 304 / Fuzimiao Stop; Bus Y4, 2, 14, 16, 23, 26, 33, 43, 46 / Changlelu Stop
20/80 RMB (night and show included)