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Address: 12.5 km SW of Shaoxing, Shaoxing 312000, China
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holy land of calligraphy

This is a place devoted to the famous Wang Xizhi, revered as the sage of calligraphy. Admission price as at the date of this review is 80 yuan, which I felt was quite steep for... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2016
Phang L
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Reviewed 18 November 2016

This is a place devoted to the famous Wang Xizhi, revered as the sage of calligraphy. Admission price as at the date of this review is 80 yuan, which I felt was quite steep for something which my hotel assured me would be completed in an hour. But in the end I felt it was worth it, as apart from... More 

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Chengdu, China
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Reviewed 28 October 2015

Orchid Pavilion isn't a name that will be familiar to most Western travelers, but it is quite well known to Chinese people, who remember this place for its associations with former great poets and artists of a bygone era. Today, there are few pavilions and ancient inscriptions to see. One of the pavilions, the Imperial Stele Pavilion, is a magnificent... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

One of the best spot in ShaoXing, like many other have written, it's about a famous official and poet, Wang Xi Zhi. It brings you back in time to experience the culture. And it is a Must visit of Shaoxing. Also, when you are in Shao Xing, give their Nv Er Hong or Er Guo Tou a try. It's their... More 

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Thank ReccaHuang
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2013

If you are interested in or study brush calligraphy, in coming here you will witness where Wang Xizhi wrote his legendary Preface to the Orchid Pavilion Anthology, considered the masterpiece of ancient Chinese calligraphy. Though the park has felt the effects of the Cultural Revolution, your imagination can take you to the 4th century night the Preface was written; you... More 

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Reviewed 28 October 2012

It is considered one of the most popular tourist spots in Shaoxing, an ancient city in Zhejiang China. A famous Chinese calligrapher by the name of Wang Xi Zhi is one of the attendees in this Orchid Pavilion where he meet up with over 20 calligraphers and poets wherein they finished up goblets of wine whilst writing poems.

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Kulai, Johor, Malaysia
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Reviewed 29 December 2011

Experience the footsteps of ancient famous literate WangXiZi where he composed the famous Chinese calligraphy LanTingXu. Again read the history before visiting

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