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“Great Cultural Attraction - Law and Order in Ancient China”

Bao Zheng's Ancestral House of Anhui
Ranked #7 of 106 things to do in Hefei
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

Lord Bao was a judge in ancient China. And he was not political in all his dealings. He was a tough judge, but a fair judge. He was willing to go after royalty and peasant's alike for broken laws and rules. The grounds are beautifully kept, lots of Lotus flowers, wax museum displays and signs in both English and Mandarin. It is small, less than 1.5 hours to go through everything. It was a nice local diversion.

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Reviewed 23 August 2016

A good place to hangout.
Good scenery and historic temple inside the park is a highlight.
It closes at 5.30 pm, so get there before that

Thank Sree D
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Reviewed 20 May 2015

This is a very large area of parkland devoted to legendary figure of justice, Bao Zheng. It is in fact part of the old city moat which still surrounds most of Hefei city centre, but expanded into several interconnecting lakes. Willows, Chinese-style humpbacked bridges, small walkways, zig-zag paths, electric and pedal rowboats and pavillions, it is a quintessentially Chinese park, which is free to enter - apart from the four main buildings:
Nestled among the trees, these buildings include Bao Zheng's house and gardens, his tomb, and a large pagoda. Buying an entry ticket allows you to visit all four of these.
The house is beautifully set up with exhibitions and recreations of the living space of such a gentleman, and is set on a tree-adorned island in the lake. Meanwhile the pagoda has (I think) 7 storeys and gives a wonderful view of the park and city on one of the rare clear days in Hefei.

The feel of the whole place is laid back and relaxed. Quite a few people will be strolling around most days, and it's a good place to take a breather when exploring Hefei.

Tip1: if you exit the far Northern end of the park you will be just opposite the huge Wanda building with its department store, up-market shops (including Carrefour) and large selection of restaurants.
Tip 2:The Southern end gives access to a number of buses that travel to the South and South-West of the city.
Tip 3: if you have time you can carry on following the water way right around the city. It's about 9km in total, and traverses three major water-featured parks, and is mostly tree-lined the rest of the way.

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Reviewed 27 April 2015

Not all park is worth to visit. When i was here, most of the place is still under renovation or repair. Some of the park which is a waste of time(i bought a 40 Yuan all site ticket). The major place to visit from this Bao Gong Yuan(Bao Gong Park) is to visit the tomb site, family tomb site, and the temple. The rest is not worth your time as it only show picture of some russian official came to the park.

Thank Bun L
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Reviewed 19 April 2015

Baogong Park—the most scenic and peaceful place in the city. Hundreds of people came for the usual walks and going around the entire park was really pleasurable. The lake is crystal clear and green in color adorned by artistic pavilions and even has a good view of the city skyline. The park is named after Lord Bao, an official of the Northern Song Dynasty. Other than the nine story high Qingfeng Tower there are two more memorials here that are dedicated to Lord Bao—his tomb and his memorial temple. The tomb is a serene place that has memories of the departed leader. The memorial temple is actually fascinating. It houses a giant size golden statue of Lard Bao, along with scholars and generals on both sides. There are ancient stone steles that describe his achievements. Outside his memorial hall is a hexagonal pavilion with the Lianquan well in it. The inscriptions say that corrupt officials would suffer from headaches when they drank the water from the well and the honest ones found the water sweet and tasty. On the same side is the wonderful wax museum, all done up with beautiful, intricate and colorful wax statues—scenes from the life of Lord Bao.

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