City of Tianjin
Located in the southwest of Tianjin, the park is built on three lakes
with 13 inlets scattered over 247 ac. of water and dotted with islands
linked by both single and double-arch bridges as well as causeways
lined by peach and willow trees, pavilions, towers, halls and
galleries stretching along the banks for miles.The Suishang Dengying
Lou Restaurant overlooking the lakes serves marvellous freshwater fish
Located in Jicounty town, the Temple was first built in the Tang
Dynasty (618-907) and rebuilt in the Liao Dynasty (916-1125).
Its tower of the Goddess of Mercy(Guanyin Ge) which houses a
16-metre-high statue of the goddess is one of China's oldest
wooden structure. Legend has it that when An Lushan,
a Tang Dynasty general, rebelled against the emperor,
he held a rally at the Temple before going to war, and
gave the Temple its name"Solitary Joy" because he
wanted happiness exclusively for himself.