Experience the beauty of ancient Chinese culture in the heart of downtown Portland at Lan Su Chinese Garden. Located in the historic Chinatown district, this authentic Ming Dynasty-style garden is a treasure trove of tranquility with winding pathways, tranquil ponds, and serene courtyards. As you explore this stunning landscape be sure to take some time to admire the intricate architecture and landscaping details throughout its 40,000sqft grounds.
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Lan Su Chinese Garden is home to hundreds of species of exotic plants, trees and flowers as well as an abundance of wildlife which can be spotted around its many tranquil ponds filled with koi fish. The impressive structures that make up the garden are all proudly handcrafted from materials brought from China including every stone and brick found inside these walls! As you make your way around the grounds don’t miss out on any opportunity to view some amazing art that adorn its walls – from beautiful hand-painted murals featuring majestic birds in flight to peaceful sculptures crafted using traditional techniques you’ll find something interesting at every turn.
The highlight of Lan Su Chinese Garden is undoubtedly its tea house where visitors can enjoy delicious teas prepared by trained tea masters along with traditional sweets like Moon Cakes or Lychee Pies – perfect for completing their cultural experience! Stop by during one of their monthly Tea Socials when guests have a chance to learn about unique aspects of tea culture while tasting popular original blends from the regions own professional tea makers.
Lan Su Chinese Garden offers far more than a beautiful backdrop; it also hosts numerous festivals throughout the year such as Mid Autumn Festival or Winter Solstice where visitors can enjoy live performances including traditional music and martial arts demonstrations. For those looking to explore further learning opportunities there are several educational classes aimed at expanding knowledge on topics such as tai chi and calligraphy. Whether it’s taking part in lively festivals or simply enjoying a quiet walk through its peaceful gem-like surroundings – Lan Su Chinese Garden is sure to provide hours worth of unforgettable relaxation!