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The Twin Pagoda Peony Festival
2011-05-30 17:03:59  Source:www.chinatouronline.com

Yongzuo Temple, also known as the Twin Pagoda Temple, has over 400 years of history. The twin pagodas in the temple, which are the tallest ancient architecture in Taiyuan, have been recognized as the symbol of Taiyuan city for many years. The temple started to plant peonies since it was firstly built during the Ming Dynasty, and it is one of the oldest “peony temples” in China.

There are over 100 kinds of 5,000 peonies planted in Yongzuo Temple, forming an area of 180 acres of the peony garden. Every year between spring and summer, peonies in red, white, pink, etc. are flourishing in the garden. The colorful peonies and the twin pagodas reflect with each other, and a harmonious spring picture appears in front of the tourists.

The Twin Pagoda Peony Festival of Taiyuan is held every year from the late April to early May when it is the blossom peak of the peonies. During the festival, many celebrities are invited to create calligraphies and painting on the spot, and many tourists and local people come to appreciate peonies and take part in the related activities.

Editor:Hao Junwen
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