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Lotus Pond

The Lotus Pond consists of a man-made lake with more than a dozen temples, pavilions, and pagodas, such as Spring and Autumn Pavilions and Dragon and Tiger Pagodas. In front of the pavilions is a statue of Guanyin (Kuanyin), the Goddess of Mercy, riding a dragon. As the legend says, Guanyin (Kuanyin) appeared above the clouds riding on a dragon, signifying that believers must erect an image depicting this event between the pavilions of summer and autumn. The present-day structures are a result of this vision. Then, about 700 meters to the south of the Spring and Autumn Pavilions are the Dragon and Tiger Pagodas. The dragon's throat is the entrance and the lion's mouth is the exit. Entering the dragon's throat and coming out of the lion's mouth symbolizes turning bad luck into good fortune. The lake is most beautiful in the late afternoon when the setting sun is reflected in the water. Nearby are the ruins of the Fengshan County walls and gates, a historic place worth visiting.

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