Gengle Residence

Tongli, China

The Gengle Residence (Happy Farming Hall) is located in the Tongli Water Town, Jiangsu Province, China which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Residence is considered one among the eight most popular tourist attractions in the town. It is a typical Ming Dynasty home with an impressive building and artistically landscaped gardens. The Residence has a wonderful collection of root carvings unlike any other in China. There are shapes that look like flowering trees, eagles, lions, human figures, etc. The water garden is teeming with bright red fishes that swim under the ornate bridges. Other things of interest are the Mandarin Duck Hall, Sweet Scented Osmanthus Hall, Lotus Pond, and the Huanxiu Hall.

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