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Address: Qingfeng Gorge, Yuelu District, Changsha 410006, China
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A nice small spot near the Yuelu academy

This pavilion is not huge nor extremely interesting in itself, but is a nice side walk from the Yuelu academy. I liked the ambiance of the small garden around the pavilion quite a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Foo B
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Paris
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

We were a little non plussed about this attraction. Yes, the treed area is attractive (minus all the people); the pavilion though dated 1792 seemed hardly worth the hours we spent in a traffic jam to get there!

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Paris
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This pavilion is not huge nor extremely interesting in itself, but is a nice side walk from the Yuelu academy. I liked the ambiance of the small garden around the pavilion quite a lot, as locals and students were coming here to play games, play music and chat. One of my pleasant times in China!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

My grandmother had a collection of Chinese story books with beautiful sketches in them and the Aiwan pavilion is a beautiful sight. Whether you call it the Love Dusk Pavilion or the Autumn Admiring Pavilion or Aiwan, it was a beautiful sight with the colors of winter perfectly mixing with the colors of the Pavilion and its surroundings

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013 via mobile

I visited Aiwan pavilion in december 2013. The pavilion is on top of a small rocky hill surrounded by maple trees (in shades of red, orange and yellow) which give rise to a beautiful setting for taking photos. The scenery here is quite impressive. However, there isn't very much to do here. It is located on Mount Yuelu next to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

A very pleasant scenic spot and not far from the city. It is nicely combined with a visit to the mountain.

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

One of the 4 famous pavilions in China. Nicely crafted and painted. Aiwan may be interpreted in several ways: 'love' (ai) 'night' (wan); or the one I prefer which is ai (love) wan-bei (younger generation). Those who love children or are true educators would understand the importance of the second meaning. Aiwan pavilion is also significant because the words as... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2011

It's a pretty pavilion but nothing fantastic and it's only a few stories tall. One of it's fames is that Chairman Mao used to go there with friends when he was a student.

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