Serenity in La Serena~

El Parque Jardin del Corazon (Garden of the Heart) is the largest Japanese garden in South America.

It is located in La Serena Chile.

La Serena is Chile’s second oldest city, know for its historic neocolonial architecture.

The garden was built in 1994 as a cooperative effort by businesses in Japan and Chile to celebrate La Serena’s 450th anniversary.

It is full of lagoons, waterfalls, and native Japanese flora and fauna.


This is a Spot Flanked Gallinule, native to distinct areas of Chile and South America, making himself quite at home in the lush Japanese gardens!

Note: There are Golden Carp swimming in the gardens, but I photographed the Koi in San Diego and added them, feeling they fit in nicely with the landscape ambience.

Cheers to you from Chile’s Garden of the Heart~

171 thoughts on “Serenity in La Serena~

  1. I was without Internet for the problems of Venezuela with the failed coup d’etat. I could not miss these wonderful photos of the Serena Chile. And what a coincidence, next month I move to Santiago de Chile. Here life has been complicated by inflation and lack of products. The electricity goes continuously and the water is very rationed. the quality of life has been diminished. There is no choice but to leave.

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