Wonderful winter in Taizhou city – in East China's Jiangsu province – brings with it a kind of poetic atmosphere, with chilly winds outside and comforting warmth inside. At the heart of it all lies the Hailing district of the city. Together, let's embark on a journey to explore this winter beauty.
Former Residence of Mei Lanfang
Located at No 90 Yingchun East Road, the former residence of Mei Lanfang pays tribute to the Peking Opera master born in Taizhou. On a site covering 2.6 hectares, this architectural gem has an inspiring statue of the great man in its grounds. Galleries, pathways and memorial halls come together to create a picturesque garden scene, offering a delightful experience with a raft of different views and flowing light and shadows.
A statue of Mei Lanfang graces the grounds of his former residence. [Photo/WeChat account: tztour]
Discover tranquility at Nanshan Temple, situated on the banks of the Nancheng River in the southeastern part of the ancient city. The temple, surrounded by wind chimes and verdant trees, exudes serene beauty. Strolling through the courtyard, the noise of the outside world fades away, allowing for peaceful and unrestrained enjoyment of the surroundings. The winter sunlight adds a touch of warmth to this tranquil scene, creating a perfect winter escape.
Wonderful in winter: Nanshan Temple in Hailing district. [Photo/WeChat account: tztour]
As a symbol of Taizhou city, Wanghai Tower stands as a famous attraction within the Fengcheng River scenic area. Dating back to the Song Dynasty (960-1279), this iconic building has received admiration from numerous literati and poets who left behind precious ink treasures. Climbing the Wanghai Tower provides a wonderful panoramic view of Taizhou, allowing you to appreciate both its ancient charms and modern beauty, all against the backdrop of the scenic Fengcheng River.
A glorious sunset can be seen from the top of Wanghai Tower. [Photo/WeChat account: tztour]