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Trip Planner: USA / New York State / Staten Island / New York Chinese Scholar's Garden
The New York Chinese Scholar's Garden (simplified Chinese: 寄兴园; traditional Chinese: 寄興園; pinyin: Jìxīng Yuán; Jyutping: Gei3hing1 Jyun4) is part of the Staten Island Botanical Garden, located in the Snug Harbor Cultural Center. Materials were shipped to Staten Island in the spring of 1998, when a team of 40 Chinese artists and artisans from Suzhou constructed the garden. It opened in June of 1999.Using our world travel planner, Staten Island attractions like New York Chinese Scholar's Garden can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
President of the Botanical Garden Frances Paulo Huber recognized the need for an authentic Chinese garden in 1984. The garden was finally constructed with the support of many partners, including the Staten Island Botanical Garden, the City of New York, the Landscape Architecture Company of China, the Metropolitan Chinese American Community, various private foundations, and hundreds of individuals and corporate donors. After a long series of collaborations a contract was signed with the Landscape Architecture Corporation of China. Mr. Zou Gongwu was appointed as chief project designer.
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Specially for taking photos this place is very nice to visit and is only cost $5. You cant beat that compare to other places!
Specially for taking photos this place is very nice to visit and is only cost $5. You cant beat that compare to other places! more »
We nipped in here for a $5 entrance fee. It is very pretty and we took some lovely photos. Not sure if the history and only a quick wander around but thought it was nice.
We nipped in here for a $5 entrance fee. It is very pretty and we took some lovely photos. Not sure if the history and only a quick wander around but thought it was nice. more »
This place is gorgeous. It was so nice and peaceful here. An escape from daily life. I felt transported to somewhere else. A lot of rooms were closed to the public. Only one was open to visitors. Was disappointed there wasn’t more in there but still. Everything else made up for it. The sounds of the waterfalls, fishes in the pond… the bamboo trees … It’s $5 to get in, not expensive at all.
Beautiful hidden place. I love to visit here. Tranquility, lack of fuss, pleasant and relaxing spot. Bridges and paths frequently zigzag, and I like it so much) Chinese philosophers believed that zigzagging paths would throw off evil spirits. This place seems very mystical for me.
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