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滕王阁 - Tengwang Pavilion in Nanchang Virtual Cache

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Hidden : 08/24/2017
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Tengwang Pavilion

Welcome to Nanchang! I spent one week working here and had a hard time being totally disconnected from geocaching. To add some more fun for fellow cachers visiting the city, here it is - the first geocache in Nanchang!

Apparently the Tengwang Pavilion is the most impressive building with a history in town. The history dates back into 653/654, when the first pavilion was built by Prince Teng during the Tang Dynasty. Since then it changed shape and also its location quite a few times. The current building is a quite modern replica which was errected between 1983 and 1989, after the previous one was destroyed during the Chinese civil wars.

Restored to stunning beauty the pavilion now belongs to the four great towers of China. It is also famous for having found its way into Chinese poetry.

In order to log this virtual cache please answer the following questions and send them to me by email or message in my geocaching profile.

1. Go to center of the square in front of the pavillion and look down. What do you see?

2. Climb up the stairs until you reach the top of the broad central stairway leading you to the base of the wooden building. There you see two animal sculptures. What animals are these?

3. Go inside and find a very relaxed prince (see the picture).

On his belt there is a gemstone. What is the color of the stone?

4. Please post a picture of yourself and/or your GPS device with the pavilion or surroundings. Make sure that the picture does not reveal any of the answers to the questions above.

You may log immediately after your visit. Don't forget sending me the answers to the questions. If there is something wrong I will get back to you.

Note that you have to pay a fee for visiting the pavilion and have to observe the opening times if you want to log this virtual cache.

Virtual Reward - 2017/2018

This Virtual Cache is part of a limited release of Virtuals created between August 24, 2017 and August 24, 2018. Only 4,000 cache owners were given the opportunity to hide a Virtual Cache. Learn more about Virtual Rewards on the Geocaching Blog.

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