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Taoranting Park

China, an East Asian country is one of the world’s oldest civilizations. It has a vast cultural history of more than five thousand years and an outstanding natural beauty. On the other hand, this country has remained a comparatively isolated and secluded one, and being a land of mystery, this country is not known to the western half of the world. However, China is rapidly developing and has grown in the phase of modernization, with an immense speed and is also welcoming the outer world to interact and do business with them.
Taoranting Park is situated to the north of Beijing's Southern Railway Station in the southern part of the city. A former location for literati to get together, while most of Beijing's gardens were reserved only for regal families during the Qing Dynasty, it gained its name from a poem by the Tang Dynasty poet Bai Juyi.
Taoranting Park or Joyous Pavilion Park, situated in the southern part of the city, derives its name from the pavilion that once stood on the grounds of the Temple of Mercy. Cibeiyuan is a temple that was built within the grounds of the park in the Yuan dynasty and is one of many historical sites. Excavations showed that this attractive park dates as far back as the 3rd century Before Christ. Unlike other parks and gardens of the city which were reserved for the emperor and his family, the Taoranting Park was accessible to all.
Unfortunately, this beauty did not last and by the early 20th century, the park had decayed into stagnant ponds and overgrown weeds. In 1952, the park was wholly redesigned, lakes were dredged, seven small hills formed and pavilions built. At present, the park is a romantic and peaceful area where visitors can enjoy pleasant walks and relaxing boat trips. The park has a lake with many pavilions scattered around its bank. It is popular with residents and visitors for walking and boating. This place will leave a pleasing and unforgettable memory and justify the proud cultural tradition of China.

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