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“A must for those interested in Chinese literature” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tengwang Pavilion

Tengwang Pavilion
No.36 Fanggu Street, Donghu District, Nanchang 330008, China
0791-86704772
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“A must for those interested in Chinese literature”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I studied the 'Preface to the Tengwang Pavillion' by Wang Bo when I was a high school student more than 50 years ago. The Pavillion was built in the year 653 by Prince Teng, a son the first emperor of the Tang dynasty. The Pavillion was destroyed and rebuilt 28 times over the years. The present pavillion was completed in 1989. Wang Bo wrote the immortal preface while attending a function at the pavillion in 675. Unfortunately, a year later he was drown when his boat capsized on the way from Guangzhou to the present day Vietnam; he was only 27 years old.
The Pavillion has six storeys. Since most of us in the group are senior citizens, our guide managed to get permission for us to use the lift to go to the top floor. From there, we went down floor by floor. If you have a keen interest in Chinese history and literature, the Pavillion is not to be missed. There are murals, paintings and calligraphy depicting Chinese history and literature. We were at the right time to see a 20-minute performace of ancient songs and dances at the fifth floor. If you are not interested in Chinese literature, this is just another pavillion/pagoda.

Visited October 2012
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“Beautifully restored Pavilion”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

The Tengwang Paviliion sits near the Gan River. It is a beautifully restored complex with sculptured gardens. You can walk up the interior stairs in the Pavilion for views over the entire complex.

Visited September 2012
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“Good Park, Tower OK”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

This tower is a very accurate representation of Nanchang right now. Trying to be classy but just not hitting the mark. I love the park around Tengwangge and the reconstructed building is an impressive place. The downside is that the history (especially for a non-Chinese speaker) is explained but it's not very clear.
Looking out towards the river this pavilion will give you a great view but looking towards the city the view is lacking since this is no longer one of the tallest structures in Nanchang.
The cost in 2012 was 50元.

Visited September 2011
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“Lot's of steps!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

The live music and dancing; the outdoor view of the city from the top; the collection of artifacts

Visited February 2012
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“This pavilion has been rebuilt many times but did not disappoint”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012 via mobile

I enjoyed this site. Saw it on a rainy day. Beautiful interior. The architecture was lovely. Beautiful to walk around the tower outside on the upper level. Small gardens lovely in the rain. Great Place to take some cool pics.

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