Breeze-ruffled Lotus at Quyuan Garden is one of Top Ten Scenes at West Lake in Hangzhou. During the Southern Song Dynasty, Quyuan Courtyard was an official vinery which is located on the bank of the West Lake beside the Hongcun Bridge on the Linyin Road where many lotus flowers were planted. In summer breezes, the air was scented with delicate fragrance of lotus intermingled with the tasteful bouquet of wine. Intially it was a small garden with a small pavilion, a veranda and a few lotus flowers planted in the water. Starting from 1983, an extension project has been under way to develop it to a huge park.
Hangzhou has a seasonal climate and hence there are also symbolic flowers in every season. Lotus symbolises summer and brings out the vitality of West Lake.
Address: Near Su Causeway, opposite Yue Fei’s Temple, just 5 minutes walk from Four Seasons Hotel Hangzhou
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