The Eling Park lies on the Eling
Mountain of western side of Chongqing City and is
near The Fotu Guan.
The Jialing River and the Yangtze
River are flowing at the foot of it from south
and north. The topography of the Eling Mountain
is very high and steep standing toweringly at
the gate of the mountain city - Chongqing as if
it was guiding for the mountain city.
The Eling Park was built in late Qing
Dynasty (1644 ~ 1911A.D.). Originally it was a
private garden and called "Yiyuan".
Later, a rich businessman purchased the place
and converts in to a villa and named it "Liyuan".
During Emperor Guangxu of Ch'ing Dynasty,
a friend of the garden's owner - a calligrapher
named Zhaoxi felt the topography of this mountain
like a goose's head, so he wrote down "Eling
Mountain" to the owner. The owner was very
happy and immediately he carved and set up a stone
tablet. This is the origin of the name of the
The Eling Park displays the layout
of Suzhou gardens. There are pavilions, platforms,
high buildings, winding paths and corridors, lotus
ponds, arc bridges and so on in the whole garden.
Additionally, there are potted landscape
gardens and Nanyuan each with characteristic.
The man-made landscapes on the mountain look quite
Day Chongqing Tour To Dazu Grottos
Day Chongqing Tour To Eling Park, Chongqing Zoo,
Great Hall of People & Ciqikou Old Town