I have been in South China for more than 10 years and have never one visited this park for one simple reason.
The entry fee was RMB 3.00 (SGD 0.60).
I was too cheap to pay the entrance fee.
So you may ask then why the exception, this time round?
Well, I found out that the park is now open to the public for free. The entry fee was abolished.
Like I said, iCheap.
Initially, I thought of visiting at night would be a good idea since it is damn hot during the summer day but it was hardly any consolation as summer night was just as warm.
I was all covered in perspiration by the time I reach the foot of the pagoda, which meant another 6 flights of stairs before I reach the time of the tower.
Ok lah. The view not bad lah. And the breezy up there was most welcoming indeed. See the bright spots with a tinge of yellow at its top? That's the front gate structure where I took picture of the pagoda in the earlier picture.
So I was like up there for a couple of minutes before I got bored and headed back down.
On my way out, I saw these four words inscribed at the back of the gate structure.
I was corrected saying that it was supposed to be 长治久安 instead.
洽 or 治?
As it turned out, I was wrong. It was the latter.
In any case, I blame it on bad craftmanship as far as the inscription is concerned or the mason-in-charge made a typo mistake.