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Ping Hu Qiu Yue – An Inspirational Location

 2014-10-07    Seven    Sights    Hangzhou    4386  

The Ping Hu Qiu Yue Lake is also known as Autumn Moon over the Calm Lake. It lies a distance of about 2.8 kilometers to the west of Hangzhou city. Ping Hu Qiu Yue, in fact, is a beautiful park surrounded by water on three sides. The main features of the park are Autumn Moon on Calm Lake Pavilion, Octagonal Pavilion, the Pavilion of Imperial Stele, Quadrangular Pavilion, Hutianyibi also called Lake and Sky Merged in Verdure Tower and so on. There are lots of artificial hillocks, realistic rockeries, smooth terraces, exquisite bridges, green trees and flowers. All these add special elements of beauty to the scenery of this Chinese styled landscape architecture.

The Ping Hu Qiu Yue is in the list of the ten major attractions near the beautiful West Lake. It is the most mesmerizing sight near the Solitary Hill. Therefore, the Ping Hu Qiu Yue is identified as the vantage point to watch the moonlit scenery. Close to the Lake-viewing Pavilion which was constructed during the period of Tang Dynasty, a pavilion was built in order to store the imperial books in the late seventeenth century. There is an open air terrace in front of the pavilion. This lake is actually offering a great delight to watch the West Lake, predominantly on a full-moon night in the autumn season.

The Ping Hu Qiu Yue is the perfect spot to enjoy the full moon. On the southern bank of Lake Baidi is Ping Hu Qiu Yue. It was a private garden owned by Silas Aron Hardoon, a wealthy businessman and prominent public figure in Shanghai during the early twentieth century. During the year 1959, the layout was reconfigured by the local government and certain extensions were added to few buildings. From then onwards, it turned to be a world famous attractive place that open to the public. On every Mid-autumn Day, people can find the full moon shining on the lake in a very charming and quiescent manner.

The travelers can view the real beauty of the West Lake and can also purify the anxiety as well as uneasiness in heart while being at Ping Hu Qiu Yue. Since ancient times, prose and poems with a theme of classic beauty of Ping Hu Qiu Yue were written. Lots of related melodies and music are also shared in its name throughout the Chinese nation. The area is being redesigned to an extent just after the foundation of new China. 

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