Please check here the video.
Just come back from a trip to Teng Wang Tower, I am thinking about how to best describe it, a Chinese Entertainment Building; A Chinese prince’s Pavilion; an ancient historical library; a Feng-shui building; A heavenly pavilion or a heroic banquet hall building.
As it was ideally built over old city wall close to the river, it was a blessed place for “Shui” which means water resources. Being a tower above a populated city in the old days, it meant a kind of goodness being close to the heaven above.
Also the ceiling design on the sixth floor, the top floor means all the steps to heaven.
Please check here to see the video from above the pavilion.
The diagram of Bagua or Yin-yang at the front means for “Feng-shui” as well, with two man-made lakes on both sides of the pavilion.
We can study a little bit of philosophy behind this pavilion by the photos below.
An interesting story behind this pavilion idea is about the prince called as Prince Teng who loves to paint butterflies and he loves to entertain.
Also poetry by Wang Bo, and calligraphy by an emperor and famous scholars, paintings, ceramic, antiques are also presented.
The Pavilion of Prince Teng was regarded as the holy land in several dynasties in the history of China. In the mean time, it is the ancient library as well, storing a large number of precious scriptures and poems.
The modern artworks by local artists on ceramics are very special for the province of Jiangxi where the Jing De Town China and now ceramic paintings are very famous!
If you may like to collect some, I can help with that as I represent two local artists on my site artchina.company.
For the design of the architecture over the 5 dynasties for this pavilion, please check the video here.