Ancient Chinese Terrace Pavilions

Yueyang Terrace Pavilion Looming on the shore of Lake Dongting in Hunan province, Yeyang Terrace (岳阳楼) is one of the three most celebrated ancient multistory pavilion architectures in the south of Yangtze River. In the pavilion, there is one of China’s most celebrated couplets composed by Fan Zhongyan (范仲淹), a great statesman, philosopher, writer, educator, military strategist and philanthropist: 先天下之忧而忧,后天下之乐而乐: Be the […]

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