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Liuhua Lake Park

liuhua lake parkLiuhua in the old days meant drifting flowers. Once reputed as a famous imperial garden, the maids of honor of the Liuhua Lake Park used to get dressed up in the morning and threw flowers in the water which drifted away swiftly. The garden derived its name from this age old custom. The Liuhua Lake was a natural lake also known by the name of Zhilan Lake. Initially used as a sewage pond, the lake was transformed into a beautiful garden by the voluntary work of the public. The lake is situated on the north side of the city.

 

Features of the Liuhua Lake Park in Guangzhou

The Liuhua Lake Park is a spectacular man made park interspersed with islands and hills. The vegetation consists of Tropical and Sub Tropical plants and flowers. Chinese Fan Palms, Banyan line the banks of the lake and impart some of its color to the lake.

The island in the center of the lake is home to many species of rare birds.

The Liuhua Lake Park also has a garden known as West Garden (Xiyuan) which has a collection of potted plants and miniature landscapes. The West Garden also has a commemorative oak which was planted by the Queen of England, Elizabeth II on her visit to China. The tree still stands high and symbolizes the friendship of the two countries.

The other associated facilities at the Liuhua Lake Park consist of a tea house, nursery, restaurants and an aviary.

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