Distant view of landscape at Danjiang Grand View Garden, Xichuan county, Nanyang, Henan. [Photo by Yuan Haifeng/Nanyang Daily]
The lake water reflects the color of the sky and birds sing delightfully Xichuan county, in Henan province, near the city of Nanyang--it's the Danjiang Grand View Garden, a beautiful resort and a great place to relax your heart and soul.
The garden is situated alongside the Danjiangkou Reservoir, a part of China's new south-north water diversion project, with an area of 16.8 square kilometers and several islands, including Lovers Island, Turtle Island and Deer Island. It has different ways to reflect the culture of the city.
There is a hall to describe the south-north water project in the garden, which sits near Funiu Mountain and has been an herb base for a long time so it contains a statue of Li Shizhen, an herbalist and acupuncturist from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Visitors can also get a glimpse of the life of a famous politician and merchant, Fan Li, at his Museum and study Dharma or worship the Bodhisattva Guanyin and pray for the family at the Buddhist hall.