The Zhishan Garden, covering an area of 1.88 hectares, is based on traditional Chinese garden building techniques, and is filled with a literary atmosphere. It reflects the garden styles of the Sung and Ming dynasties. Some describe the Chinese garden as a euphemistic poem or a long unfolding landscape painting. After enjoying the treasures of the National Palace Museum, we invite you to relax in this Arcadia of the ancient literati.
The Zhi-de Garden, with a zigzag bridge, a pond and a small pavilion. In autumn, when the fragrance of the sweet olive and lotus wafts on the breeze, it is the most intoxicating experience for visitors.
The Archway was completed in early 1967, and is in the six-zhu five-jian five-lou style, with pillars reaching to the sky. In other words, the Archway has six zhu pillars flanking five gateless entrances termed "jian", while "lou" refers to the gable roofs with brackets atop the archway, of which there are five.
The tall straight columns on either side of the plaza are known as "Huabiao", and, like the pailou, are hallmarks of traditional Chinese architecture. When pailou and huabiao appear together as a set, the grandeur of an entranceway is greatly enhanced.