Peak of Solitary Joy

Peak of Solitary Joy

 

 

Facing the principal gate of the Garden, Peak of Solitary Joy is a piece of rockery produced from Taihu Lake with 5 meters in height. While adding to the Garden’s scenic beauty, gardening experts believe it functions as a screen wall to shield the inner quarters. Its name “Peak of Solitary Joy” may be originated from the Garden of Solitary Joy (Dule Yuan) built by SimaGuang, a famous poet and historian in the North Song Dynasty. The three characters were inscribed in a special and intriguing way thatwhen you look up at it, only “Le Feng” (Peak of Joy) can be seen while “Du” (Solitary) is hidden in the top. After years of weathering, the Peak boasts a kind of natural beauty, like a vortex or a floating cloud, both elegant and idyllic.

 

 

Peak of Solitary Joy

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