This is an ancient house built at Qianlong Years at Qing Dynasty, more than 200 years ago. This hundreds of years old house has experienced all the vicissitudes of life. It accumulates rich humanistic connotations. From Li Chenglin, the Arts Champion in the 1840 of Daoguang period, to current Li Deren and Li Deyi “two brothers, five academicians”, all were originally from this old house. They became men of the hour and founded their splendid career.
In the yard, there is a Chinese scholar tree, around a thousand years old. It is said that, there was a village at east town, named Luo He Lun, with Dongyong Temple and Muyun Pavilion nearby. Quexian Bridge within Qinhu scenic spots at the southern part of the town was a place for Dongyong and the seventh fairy to meet. Then, the old Chinese scholar tree in front of the temple was the match worker for Dongyong to meet the seventh fairy. Over hundreds of years, people has been caring and respecting the tree by burning incense and kowtowing to worship this tree. Engaged young lovers would take photos together here for memorization and tie a circle of red line around the old Chinese scholar tree, wishing to have a happy marriage and give birth to a son soon. After having a son, they would come back to burn incense and redeem their vow. Once the elder come here, they would come down to the old Chinese scholar tree, praying to have good health and long life.
Green Tree Monastery founded in the Five Dynasties and greatly reconstructed in Ming Dynasty has three big Buddha at its main shrine. The middle one of the three Buddha representing the present, the past and future respectively, is Sakyamuni Buddha; the one in the east is Medicine Buddha, while the west one is Amitabha Buddha. On both side, are standing the Eighteen Disciples of the Buddha, while Island Avalokiteshvara is in the back part. They remain the styles as created by reconstruction in Ming Dynasty. There is very few of five-room Buddha halls in China, and especially, it has multiple beautiful as well as practical structures, such as lintel mountain, pyramid mountain and stele mountain. King post, cloud pattern beam and lotus leaf pier among beams are with exquisite workmanship.
The camellia, as “global king of camellia”, inside the residence would be full of flowers with the golden core red, like a raging fire, before and after Tomb-sweeping festival. When flowers blossom, their reflection in the well makes people think a lot randomly. It is also reflected by the poem of Sun Qiaonian of Qing Dynasty, “flowers and a spiritual spring stand within the yard; green water is very clear with a round surface above. A monk walks to the front of the staircase under the Moon, and relaxes himself by listening to the flowing water.”
Qintong town is located in Taizhou, Yancheng, Nantong junction, surrounded by water, rivers and ports. Looking down from the height, it looks like the Imperial Palace in Kowloon.
Qintong, an ancient town, is located at the junction of Taizhou, Yancheng and Nantong, surrounded by water and river and port. Climb up and look down, like the Kowloon Dynasty que. The ancient canal in front of us is called the Salt River. For thousands of years, salt and water transport have been the only waterway, and still have a continuous boat.
QinLake by the crab, Qin Lake shrimp, Qin Lake turtle, Qin Lake silver fish, Qin Lake four Xi, Qin Lake shellfish, Qin Lake waterfowl, Qin Lake water vegetables are called the eight fresh Qin Lake.
The camellia, as “global king of camellia”, inside the residence would be full of flowers with the golden core red, like a raging fire, before and after Tomb-sweeping festival. When flowers blossom, their reflection in the well makes people think a lot randomly.
In the yard, there is a Chinese scholar tree, around a thousand years old. It is said that, there was a village at east town, named Luo He Lun, with Dongyong Temple and Muyun Pavilion nearby. Quexian Bridge within Qinhu scenic spots at the southern part of the town was a place for Dongyong and the seventh fairy to meet.
It has around 1355 pieces of Qintong historic document, dating from the eighth year of Wanli Years, in Ming Dynasty (1472), to the year of 1958, after the birth of New China, lasting for a period of 487 years. Qintong historic documents presented distinct regional characteristics. They help us have a better understanding of Qintong, which is an important link between Yangtze River and Huai River.