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Jiading to host lotus and water lily exhibition

( chinadaily.com.cn ) 2016-07-01

Jiading to host lotus and water lily exhibition

The annual lotus and water lily show will kick off at the Guyi Garden, Jiading district, Shanghai, on July 1. [Photo/jiading.gov.cn]

The annual lotus and water lily show will get underway at the Guyi Garden, Jiading district, Shanghai, on July 1, running for a month.

The exhibition ponds, which cover an area of 10,000 square meters will display more than 500 varieties of water lily and lotus.

Visitors to the exhibition can expect to see a whole raft of creatively landscaped lotus displays.

Jiading to host lotus and water lily exhibition

A lotus flower in full blossom. [Photo/jiading.gov.cn]

The lotus is an iconic flower in Chinese culture, and has been portrayed in Buddhism for thousands of years. It is said that the lotus symbolizes purity of heart and mind, as well as honor and tranquility.

The month-long show will also feature lotus-themed calligraphy and painting exhibitions, a bonsai exhibition, and a flower arranging show.

Guyi Garden was one of the most famous gardens in South China during the Ming Dynasty (AD 1368-1644) and is the largest of the five classic gardens in Shanghai.

If You Go

Guyi Garden

218 Huyi Road, Nanxiang Town, Jiading district

MAIL TO DISTRICT CHIEFjiading@jiading.gov.cn

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Jiading Fahua Pagoda

The Fahua Pagoda, 40.8 meters tall, is a square, brick-wood structure with seven stories, accessible by ladders.