16 August 2012

ChangAn Park

I was at the foot of ChangAn Park when I took a picture of the pagoda atop it's peak.

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.

or ?

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.


- Voxeros

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