Orchid Pavilion Lanting

Orchid Pavilion Shaoxing Zhejiang
The Orchid Pavilion or Lanting is a sacred place of poetry and Chinese calligraphy. It is here that the famous calligrapher Wang Xizhi composed one of his finest works, the Preface to the Orchid Pavilion. This is probably the charming and serene setting of this garden and streams that inspired the poet and calligrapher.

Work of the Calligrapher Wang Xizhi 

The Orchid Pavilion, 15 miles southwest of Shaoxing, is a sacred pavilion of calligraphy. It is here that would come to be the location that the famous calligrapher of the Jin Dynasty, Wang Xizhi, produced some of his art during the middle of the fourth century. It would have prompted a dozen other scholars who would have imagined a few poems that guests put in writing. But it is especially the calligraphy of Wang Xizhi text that marked the spirits of this location. With a title of "Lanting Preface", the work of 324 Chinese characters excelled in the arts of poetry and calligraphy. This then earned the pavilion to become famous in the sphere of calligraphers and scholars and his reputation did not diminish with time. Emperors Kangxi and Qianlong went there and left their calligraphy on a stele pavilion.

Nice Setting Pavilion

Whether you´re passionate or not about Chinese calligraphic arts, the Orchid Pavilion offers a nice relax. This is actually a lovely forest garden meets the requirements for many classical Chinese gardens. Small streams and fountains of clear water, meandering walkways and bamboo groves create a peaceful and serene atmosphere worthy of Buddhist temples. What a refreshing stop outside the city!

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