Qinghui Garden

Situated in Daliang Town, Shunde District of Foshan City, the spectacular Qinghui Garden is recognized as one of the four major gardens of Guangdong and ranked among the top ten gardens of China. It was first constructed under the direction of a most successful landscape advisor to the late Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and has undergone regular elaborate enhancements over the past hundreds of years.

As a perfect integration of the culture of the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1644-1911), South China gardening art and river township architecture, the present Qinghui Garden is a picturesque land which draws visitors worldwide. Covering an area of 0.82 acres, the exquisite garden consists of three parts, as follows: the spacious southern part is characterized by charming waterscape and delicate pavilions; comprising a variety of distinctive architectures, the central part epitomizes garden design; and the northern part with its ancient courts is relatively serene and quiet.

The beautiful garden draws inspiration from the famous Classical Gardens of Suzhou and demonstrates high quality landscape architecture. Inside its close-knit structure, winding paths will lead visitors to secluded sports; a stroll in the compact garden will lead to a changing scene as one advances forward. Furthermore, the outstanding gardening skills are in evidence in the extensive array of decorative potteries, statues, ornamental glasses and carvings featuring trees, flowers and birds of South China, as well as hollow woodcarvings and brick carvings. A great number of wonderful poems and couplets from ancient celebrities adds a cultural dimension to the ingenious garden.

It landscapes assemble all the splendor of Chinese traditional gardens, together with graceful pavilions, arbors, halls, rooms, verandas, corridors and boats, all of which are characterized by their robust construction, in the local tradition. The most representative is Chuan Ting (Boat Hall), a specific Chinese garden building which is presented in the fashion of a gaily-painted pleasure-boat. The two-storey building lies on land and is decorated with lifelike carvings of bamboo plants, snails, ripples and other designs. The undulating corridor creates the illusion of being on a ship which is in the harbor.

Also of note is the cased glass cutting. The cased glass cutting is rather precious in the glass arts of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), and it has been widely used in the buildings of the Qinghui Garden. Cased glass cuttings featuring the eight most famous scenic spots of Guangdong Province have already been identified as first class government protected cultural relics.

There are over 100 varieties of plants, including the purple bamboo trees, wisterias, Chinese hollies, five-needle pines, golden larches and other species from the Classical Gardens of Suzhou, Shandong and Beijing. Some ginkgo trees, longan trees and yews have lived for hundreds of years, and they complement the extraordinary buildings of the garden. In addition, the garden has a tremendous collection of rare stones from all over the country.

Comprising crystal waters, verdant trees, stone formations, bridges, pavilions and towers, the Qinghui Garden that combines ancient gardens, architecture and carvings is well worth a visit.

Admission Fee:
CNY 15
Opening Hours:
(Mar. 21 - Oct. 20)
(Oct.21 - Mar. 20)
- Last updated on May. 30, 2022 -
Questions & Answers on Qinghui Garden
Asked by Kamal Shukla from INDIAN | Oct. 02, 2017 21:26Reply
Does Qinghui Garden opens on national holidays of October too?
Answers (1)
Answered by Lily | Oct. 03, 2017 03:32

Yes, it still opens during the holiday.
Asked by Sue from NZ | Jan. 17, 2017 20:43Reply
Train from Guangzhou to Qinghui Garden?
There is a train to Shunde from Guangzhou. Is this the best way to go? Or is the tourism bus route described above the best way? Thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by Dorothy from SPAIN | Jan. 18, 2017 03:17

I know you can take a high speed train from Guangzhou South Railway Station to Shunde in around 10min. Upon arrival, take bus no. 317 to Qinghuiyuan.
Asked by Grace from PHILIPPINES | Nov. 01, 2014 04:20Reply
Getting Qinghui Garden in Foshan from Guangzhou
Hi! How do I get here from Guangzhou through the Guangfo line? Thanks!
Answers (1)
Answered by Amir from GERMANY | Nov. 02, 2014 01:07

Hi, you can take the metro line and get off at Zumiao station. Then take a taxi to Chengba Bus Station to take a direct bus to Shunde. Take a taxi to Qinghui Garden.
Asked by Ger Small from IRELAND | Oct. 01, 2014 04:35Reply
I want to go to Shunde district (Qinghui garden) by bus from Nanhai. Help, Ger
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Answered by Cici from UKRAINE | Oct. 10, 2014 04:57

Would you mind tell me which do you stay at Nanhai?
If start from Nanhai Plaza, you can take 831 to Bigui Flower City, and then transfer to tourist bus 4b to there.
If start from Nanhai People’s Hospital, walk to Guiyuan Xiaoxue (Guiyuan Primary School) to take bus 167 to South Wenhua Road, transfer to tourist bus 4b to there.
Answered by Ger from IRELAND | Apr. 11, 2015 21:10

Thank you for your help. can you please tell me haw far Bigui Flower City is from Nanhai. Will it take one hour or four hours. Thanks again
Answered by Linda from FINLAND | Apr. 12, 2015 03:11

The distance from Nanhai People’s Hospital is about 4.8 mi (7.7 kilometers), and from Nanhai Plaza is about 4.5 mi (7.2 kilometers). It even takes no more than half an hour to reach.
Asked by winda from INDONESIA | Aug. 03, 2014 10:07Reply
Hi, I want to know how to go to Qinghui Garden using metro from xilang?
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Answered by Coco from MALAYSIA | Aug. 03, 2014 21:03

Take Guang-Fo metro line at Xilang to get off at Tongji Road. Then walk to Tongji Lukou bus stop to take Tourism Bus line 4 to the garden.
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