Last updated on June 27th, 2017 at 08:38 am
Chinese Gardens Temple, Also known as Jurong Gardens, this spectacular park complex is located in the Jurong East district (this is west of Singapore’s Central Area) and is guarded by lion statues at the front gates.
This is a perfect location to relax and escape the frenetic pace in the Central Area, while also having something nice to do.
Symbolic mythical belief of Chinese Gardens Temple’s lions guarding its gates, Statues of these proud creatures have traditionally stood in front of imperial palaces back in China to protect the Royal Families.
The architecture and landscape of the park was designed in 1975 by a Taiwanese architect, Yuen-chen Yu, and is influenced by a an imperial, northern Chinese style.
The main features within the Chinese Gardens Temple & The Chinese Garden include the Main Arch Building (consists of two main courtyards and a fish pond), the Main Bridge, Stone Boat and Tea House (both are architectural beauties) and the Pagodas (won’t be able to miss these!).
Furthermore, there is the Bonsai Garden (a state of the art Bonsai facility hosting more than a 1,000 imports), the Garden of Abundance (a unique array of trees and folk statues), the Pavilion Tower and the Turtle and Tortoise Museum (an exhibit with different species of turtles and tortoises, great for the kids).
Chinese Gardens Temple, There is no entrance fee to take a leisurely stroll and enjoy the park, however some of the other features within the park may charge a small entrance fee.