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Tandinskiy Chinese garden

Tandinskiy Chinese garden, or Garden LAN yuan (also known as the "Garden of enlightenment") - a classic Chinese garden in the new Zealand city of Dunedin. It is close to the octagon (next to the Museum of settlers of Otago) and is one of the most famous and interesting sights of Dunedin, and is also a popular place for weddings and business meetings.

The history of the garden LAN yuan started, in fact, back in 1997, when the preparation for the celebration of the 150th anniversary of Dunedin, the question was raised about the creation of the city's Chinese garden. However, it is not surprising, since the Chinese community who settled here in the 1860's during the gold rush in about 15 years after the founding of the city, has always played an important role in his life. Largely thanks to the support of the city authorities of Dunedin and Shanghai, in March 1998, a solemn laying of the cornerstone in the presence of Deputy mayor of Shanghai.

The project Davidenkova Chinese garden was in detail designed by Cao Yongkang of Shanghai transportation University, Chen Ling of Tongji University, and tan Utenom from the Shanghai Museum. For was based on the traditional gardens of the Jiangnan area in the Ming dynasty, as a fine example of classical Chinese garden ideal for small areas within the city (the garden occupies an area of only 0.25 ha). It is noteworthy that a large part of the structures of the future garden was pre-fabricated and then assembled on the same plot of land in Shanghai, then dismantled and transported to Dunedin, where their Assembly engaged the best of the Shanghai masters. For the first time its doors for visitors to the Chinese Garden in Dunedin was opened in September 2008.