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Bebo Pavilion Couplet

If we want to check the first couplet related to tourism, we should go back to the Northern Song Dynasty. In the second year of Taiping Xingguo (977 A.D.), Qian Bian, the loyal king of Wu Yue in Jiangnan, rebuilt the Longhua Pagoda in Shanghai and started to build Longhua Temple. One day, a monk named Chi Ying waited for Qian Bian to visit the Huangpu River. Seeing that the tide was full at the beginning and the boats were converging, Qian Bian lamented, "Wu Yue goes to the capital (Kaifeng) for 3,000 miles, who knew that one water was so advantageous!" After hearing this, Qian Ying inscribed a couplet on the pillar of the pavilion by the river.

Three thousand miles away from a water

Two tides in 12 hours

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Xuanwu Lake Temple Couplet

The temple of Nanjing Xuanwu Lake, at the west end of Liangzhou in the lake, is the best place for the scenery of the whole lake, and is the former site of the Liang Garden of Prince Zhaoming of the Southern Dynasty. The temple was built in the early Ming Dynasty during the Hongwu years, and was rebuilt in the middle of the Qing Dynasty. Legend has it that it was built to commemorate an old man surnamed Mao, and folk called it "Mao Old Man Temple", which was later changed to "Lake God Temple". Covering an area of more than 1,300 square meters, the temple has a temple hall, Guanyin Pavilion, Daisy Tower, Lotus Hall, Lake Pavilion and other buildings. There are many couples in the temple. Some of them are as follows.

The couplet of old lines from Cha Zongren's collection reads

There is no garden of fragrance outside the world

Hua Yin is really a small Huaxu

Gaoyou Qianfu Zhenlian Yun.

For thousands of years, who would like to think about the windy days of Liang Yuan and the waves of the tidal ditch?

The surplus of a water, I love this mizuna smoke and rain, willow building platform.

Zhou Weifan Liangyun.

The ancient battlements of Cuiwei, the southern dynasties, there is a flat lake, clear Van, wild temples, sparse bells, the victory is easy to be lost, sigh a lot of chess game overturned, are paid with the sound of running water, the sunset in the shadow.

Take advantage of the free time to visit Dongguo, listen to the fishing song outside the lotus, the woodcutter singing by the reed, the group's poor understanding, the spirit of the mountains everywhere awakened, all sent to the soft green through the forest, wading through the cold green.

Stories and legends of couples (241)