Imperial Bamboo Forest(One of the Three Wonders of Hongluosi )

2016-09-14 21:18:46      Hit

The bamboo grove in front of the gate of Hongluosi which was cultivated by the Buddhist monk Yun Shan of Yuan Dynasty has a history of 600 years. According to Huairou County Annals, in the 32nd year during the reign of Kang Xi in Qing Dynasty(the year 1694), the emperor came to Hongluosi to burn joss sticks. Seeing the emerald green bamboo groves, he found it enchanting. He ordered the officials nearby to count the bamboos. It was 613 in total. Before his departure, the emperor urged the monks and local officials to protect the bamboo grove so that he could often come and enjoy the sight. Later people called the grove the Imperial Bamboo Grove. In the northwest of the bamboo grove lies the rehabilitated Bamboo Viewing Pavilion where Emperor Kang Xi once set up an imperial seat and enjoyed the bamboo. Now the bamboo grove is flourishing with over one million bamboos. The evergreen bamboo grove is the most luxuriant one in Beijing, with the largest area and the longest history. So it is called one of the three wonders of Hongluosi.
The bamboo grove in Hongluosi, located in northern China, stays green all the year round and forms a beautiful scenic spot of Hongluosi where you can appreciate fresh bamboo shoots in the spring, cool emerald bamboo grove in the summer, dancing bamboos in the wind during the autumn and a shade of green in snow during the winter.