Chinese Cultural Garden Gate, McKee Road, San Jose, California

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Chinese Cultural Garden National Parks

 

The rich culture of China can be seen almost all over the world. In every part of the world thereís almost always a little Chinatown. San Jose, California in the United States is not an exception. In one of its

prized national parks, the Overfelt Gardens on McKee Road, there featured is the serenely beautiful Chinese Cultural Gardens. Chinese Cultural Gardens was put up in 1971 to commemorate Chiang Kai-shek, Sun Yat-Sen, and Confucius. It is generally reminiscent of the essence of the much treasured Chinese culture.


This beautiful 6-acre garden was made possible by the dedication and love for culture of husband and wife immigrant Frank and Pauline Lowe, together with Dr. Chen Li-Fu of Taiwan. The gardenís celebrated and at the same time functional features include the Chiang Kai-shek Pavilion, the Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall, and the Plum Pavilion. It also has a collection of a few Chinese artifacts such as the large image of Confucius, the ornamental Friendship Gate, a sundial, and a truly exquisite black marble ton, which weighs 15 tons and was actually mined in China.


Chinese Cultural Gardens also serves as a host venue for the world-famous Chinese Moon Festival celebration. The event features arts and crafts for children and adult alike. There are also Asian performing arts presentations, which are truly awe-inspiring and at the same time enjoyable.

 
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