Tongli 同里

28 de setembre de 2015

BONJOUR ! Estem a Tongli però ja ens n’anem! Where to? Hangzhou, després a Deqing (Wukang) per arribar a la muntanya Moganshan encara avui.

Ara és la 1 del migdia, eixim d’ací a les 14h. Potser 2 hores de bus (117 km) i després 1 hora més (40 km) fins al lloc.

Jaja, fa gràcia com parlen amb el micro. Tot sempre ben fort i cridant per si de cas a algú no li arriba el missatge.

Anit em va encantar. Buscàvem l’hotel i ve una dona, tota vestideta amb roba per anar a caminar i ens deia on hi havia un hotel (fent el gest universal de dormir). La vam seguir (encara que jo preferia anar buscant a la meua, però a Joan li va fer gràcia veure on ens portaria la dona) i per 180 ¥ (36 CAD) hem estat solets en una habitació molt cuqui. A veure ara quant temps tardem fins a Hangzhou, que rima amb gros bisou.

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Atraccions de Tongli

The Retreat & Reflection Garden

One of most notable attractions is the Retreat & Reflection Garden (退思园). It is a private garden owned by Ren Lansheng and it was built in 1885-1887. Yuanlong is the designer of the garden. In 2001, the Retreat & Reflection Garden was recognized with other classical Suzhou gardens as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Luoxing Zhou

It is an island on the lake. There are Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism in this place. Its scenery is very beautiful. During the Spring Festival, people will go there to strike the bell to pray.

The Pearl Tower

It is a not real tower and it is just a model made up of pearls. Also, it’s the name of a famous drama. It is in this place that the moving story between Fangqin and Chen cui’e happened. Fangqin’s father was banished by the court. So he came to his aunt to ask for help, but when his aunt heard of the bad news of Fang’s she despised the poor and refused to help him. But his cousin was very kind and gave the Pearl Tower secretly to Fangqin. So latterly, Fangqin became the Zhuangyuan.

Three Bridges

There are 55 bridges in the town of Tongli. The most famous are the three bridges. They are Taiping, Jili, Changqing Bridges. They all represent blessing. When getting married, the birth of a child, celebrating birthday, people will walk across the three bridges to pray for the health and happiness.

Other information

  • Jiayin Hall is also of note, and is the former home of Liu Yazi, an early 20th-century actor known for his collection of gauze caps.

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