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Aiwan Pavilion (Evening Enjoying Pavilion)

China.org.cn, 04 21, 2015
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Aiwan Pavilion (Evening Enjoying Pavilion), located in the Qingfeng Valley of the Yuelu Mountain in Changsha City, is one of top four pavilions in China. It was first built in 1792 during the reign of Emperor Qianlong in the Qing Dynasty.

Aiwan Pavilion [China.org.cn]

Originally called Red Leaf Pavilion, the building got its renowned new name due to a poem "Strolling in the Mountain" by Du Mu, a famous poet in the Tang Dynasty (618-907).

The poem goes: "Go up to a cool mountain far away, a winding stone path over there; A house stands in the depths of the white clouds. Stop my carriage, for I love the maple forest in the deep autumn; the leaves in the frost are redder than the flowers in February."

The pavilion is not only a renowned scenic spot, but an important site of treasured memories of Chinese revolutionaries, including Mao Zedong, Cai Hesen, and Luo Xuezan.

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