springs and autumns. However,
the times for a mountain become slow.
The mountain remains the same even though three lives have been passed.
There are two mountains by the bank of North Taihu Lake in Suzhou, which are Xinsheng Mountain in the south and Shangshan Mountain in the north. People live a rich and satisfied life with the mountains and the lake for thousands of years. On this blessed land, Guangfu Temple in Shangshan Mountain is the most familiar for people here. There is a legend that once there was a square pavilion in the temple. On each corner of the pavilion tied a golden bell, which was the treasure of our country. However, it was ruined by the war. The national treasures and the temple disappeared, leaving no trace for us. The turmoil of this life may be a “misfortune” of this mountain.
This life: Xijing Hill, built on the former site of Guangfu Temple, creates a new image for Shangshan Mountain. Xijing Hill has an area of 60,000 square meters.
Neighboring to North Taihu Lake, there is no bustle from the city, no heavy traffic, no huge crowds of people...It is a place of tranquility and comfort of the nature, where is suitable for camping, joy and running.
However, we will never stop exploring Xijing Hill.
In 2017, the ingenuity planning of Xijing Bay has brought a more brilliant third life for Shangshan Mountain.
Xijing Bay Art Centre is designed by the same design team of Xinsheng Tea Garden and ShangShan Auberge,
achieving a harmony in architecture proportion and space structure and reflecting brilliant splendor of Xijing Hill.
The magnificent building looks like three tender flowers blooming amazingly in Xijing Bay.
Soon we will build a “kiln” here! Taihu Kiln, a local porcelain brand of Suzhou, will settle here to create artworks with clay, sentiment, and firewood from Taihu Lake.
In the future, there will be art show, experience and training, and creative salon of Taihu Kiln in Xijing Bay Art Centre.
Shangshan Mountain remains the very one after three lives. It’s a blessed fairy mountain that breeds talented descendants with good health and rich soul.
After going through misfortunes in thousands of years, the glory is more brilliant, adding charm to Xijing Bay with its embellishment.
Since we will encounter Art Centre in Xijing Bay,
and see Taihu Kiln in Art Centre,
why not just enjoy, fire and produce porcelain,
or watch Taihu Lake with a cup of tea and several friends...