River View Pavilion Park(Wangjianglou)
|Article Guide:The Wangjianglou Gongyuan park,in the south-east of Chengdu,is famous for its lush forests which boast over 150 varieties of bamboo. The beautiful wooden four-storey Wangjianglou pavilion was built in memory of Tang dynasty poet Xue Tao.
The River Viewing Pavilion Park is not only renowned for its natural beauty; it is also a historically significant place. The highlight of the park is its forests boasting of 100 varieties of bamboo. You will be enthralled as you walk beside the yellow columns of bamboo; you can also hear the exquisite sound when the green leaves sway with the wind. And if you are tired of walking, you can always take rest under the wonderful shade created by the green leaves of the bamboo trees. All the bamboo trees overlook the calm and serene Jin River that was once considered to be the symbol of Chengdu.
The River View Pavilion Park (Wangjianglou Gongyuan) overlooks the Jin River (Jin Jiang, or "Brocade River"), with the four-story Qing-era pavilion extending 30 meters above a pleasant landscape featuring numerous thick stands of bamboo. It's an exceedingly pleasant spot. When the wind rustles the bamboo, it creates an eerily beautiful music of rasping leaves and clacking, groaning stalks that sway and strain against one another. At such times, it's easy to imagine the Tang poet Xue Tao, in whose memory the pavilion was built, composing her verses in the shade of her beloved bamboo. Today, there are over 150 varieties of the poet's favorite plant scattered around the park, from potted delicate miniatures to massive, tree-like giants.