The Eling park at 350 meters up offer a grand view of both the
Yangtse and Jialing Rivers. It located in the Changjiang Lu, Yuzhong
district,. The park was built in 1909 as a private garden, and
was originally the home of Lee Yaoting and his son, a rich businessman.
It was called " courteous park " at that time.
originally named Edingling (Goose Nape Hill), for its narrow
shape resembling the nape of a goose's neck. It faces Yangtze
River to South, close Jialing River to north, get near downtown
to east. It was on the mountain of the city. Because of its
good location and beautiful natural scenery, it was to be the
ideal places for rest and visit for long history. Many famous
people have stayed or visited here for different reasons, such
as Mr. and Mrs. Chiang-Kai-Shek, the premier of Kumingtang,
Feng Yuxiang, Lin Sen, Sun Ke, Song Ziwen, He Yingqin, Yan Xishan,
Chen Cheng, they all were the important ministers of Kumingtang.
The Britain ambassador Karer had stayed here for 5 years.
Courteous Park was the location of Southwest military area.
The minister of Chinese CPC, Dong Biwu, Liu Bocheng, Helong
had lived here.
has towers, pavilions and bamboo groves of unique styles. with
special plant species and a newly built tower (Liangjiang Pavilion)
provides views of the entire city. In 1958, large-scale of restoration
was carried out on the site of Lee Garden and the park was renamed " Eling Park " .
office used to be the Britain and Australian embassy during
the anti-Japan war. The flat houses in the park used to be the
the charming places for quiet relax. It is in the middle of
downtown. So it's very convenient to go.