Grand View Garden or Daguanyuan is located in Shizhong District, Jinan City. It was built in 1932, which is antique, elegant and exquisite. Grand View Garden follows the ancient architectural style of Nanjing Confucius Temple and Shanghai City God Temple. It forms the unique appearance of gray tiles, white walls and red pillars. Daguanyun Plaza has become another characteristic tourism landmark of Jinan City.
Main attractions of Grand View Garden
The modern Grand View Garden is a "Chinese time-honored" retail enterprise with a history of nearly 100 years. Adhering to the historical style of the "Daguanyuan Garden", the Grand View Garden has the gray tiles, white walls, red pillars and arched eaves, as the southern Chinese gardens. It has become a modern business center integrating shopping, dining, entertainment and leisure together.
It is used to be a place for sacrifices in the Grand View Garden, but it was disappeared due to various reasons. The northern part has a newly built temple for charitable donations, sacrifices, evangelism, etc. The temple was initially named Daguan Temple. The restored Confucian Temple, Guandi Temple, Longshen Temple and other ancient buildings together form the religious and charitable culture in the commercial district.
Tasting the tea and listening to Crosstalk in Chenguang Tea House are unforgettable memories of the traditional Jinan people. The Chenguang Tea House, which was restored on the original site, provides powerful assistance to the revival of Jinan Crosstalk. It covers an area of 200 square meters with an architectural style similar to Beijing’s Lao She Tea House.
Daguan Cinema was founded in 1932. Daguan Cinema was the first to show sound films in Jinan. With the development of the city, Daguan Cinema is becoming more and more modern and fashionable. Some of the theaters exhibit the viewing scenes of the 1930s and 1940s, and specially the ones of 1940s. The old movies let people feel the artistic charm between classic and fashion.
A series of cultural and artistic activities, traditional ethnic entertainment activities and social welfare activities are often held here. The activities greatly enhance the popularity of the park and also provide a platform for showing the cultural revitalization.