Pavilion of Prince Teng and the Roof

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While in Nanchang, we have the chance of visiting the Pavilion of Prince Teng.

We were fascinated by the architecture, the art and the calligraphy writings for the pavilion.DSCF1183

What I found most interesting was the roof.DSCF1159

It was multi-colored, circular and adorned by lanterns.DSCF1186

Here are a few pictures showing the pavilion itself and the roof at different angles.

While the original building was not the original one, I was pleased thast in fact it reflects the architecture of the time.DSCF1188

According to Wikipedia:

The Pavilion of Prince Teng (滕王閣) or Tengwang Pavilion is a building in the north west of the city of Nanchang, in JiangXi province, China, on the east bank of the Gan River and is one of the Three Great Towers of southern China.

The other two are the Yueyang Tower and the Yellow Crane Pavilion. It has been destroyed and rebuilt many times over its history. The present building was rebuilt in 1989 on the original site. The rebuilding plan was devised by the famous architect Liang Sicheng,and now the Pavilion of Prince Teng is the landmark of Nanchang. There are nine floors in total. The main architectural structure is in Song dynasty wooden style, showing the magnificence of the Pavilion.

Nanchang at Night (2) – Musical Fountain

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In the last post, you have seen the night view of Nanchang City by the side of the River Gan.DSCF0857

Here are several photos which show water coming up from a musical fountain in the foreground, with the night view of Nanchang in the background.DSCF0856

The fountains are located in the Qiushui Square in Nanchang city, by the side of River Gan.DSCF0855

The water jets can reach as high as 128m, with the pattern changing according to the music.DSCF0854

Every night, visitors are attracted to view the colored jets, form one of the biggest fountains in China.DSCF0850

Some of them are in a pattern of a rainbow. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to capture those.DSCF0858

Please enjoy !

 

Nanchang at Night (1)

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Nanchang is where we flew in and commenced our journey to Sanqing Shan.

After dinner, we went down to the edge of the River Gan.

The rain has just stopped and we had a very good view of the cityscape on the other side of the river.DSCF0849

This is the older part of the city; the buildings were beautifully lit.

In the middle of the first picture, we can see an old styled Chinese building which is one of the most famous old buildings of China – The Pavilion of Prince Teng.DSCF0848

The following is an introduction of the city as given in Wikipedia

Nanchang (南昌) is the capital of Jiangxi Province in southeastern China As of 2010, a population of 5,042,566 live in the prefecture, in which 4,171,926 live in the built-up area made up of six urban districts in addition to urbanized counties of Nanchang and Xinjian. Located in the north-central part of the province, it is bounded on the west by the Jiuling Mountains, and on the east by Poyang Lake. Because of its strategic location connecting the prosperous Eat and South China, it has become a major railway hub in Southern China in recent decades.

As the Nanchang Uprising in 1927 was distinctively recognized by the ruling Communist Party as “firing the first gunshot against the evil Nationalists”, the current regime has therefore named the city since 1949 “the City of Heroes”, “the place where the People’s Liberation Army was born”, and the most widely known “place where the military banner of the People’s Liberation Army was first raised”.