In 2010 February 6, the 16th International Dinosaur Lantern Festival is opening in the coloured lights park in Zigong. Zigong is the best Chinese lanterns’ hometown, for the top 10 highlighting lanterns in Zigong can say the top 10 lanterns in Chinese Lantern Festival 2010.
This theme Lantern is deployed in a 200-meter-long channel, The highest peach tree is 8 meters high. More than 70 beautiful peach trees along the layout of the mountain road into a rugged mountain scenery. In the ocean of peach, people may been intoxicated. Or think about the story of ‘Brotherhood Forged in the Peach Garden‘
The story of ‘Brotherhood Forged in the Peach Garden’
Toward the end of the Eastern Han Dynasty（25-220） China was war-stricken. After a royal edict to recruit soldiers in Zhuozhou, three heroes surfaced. One was Liu Bei, a descendent of Liu Sheng, Prince Jin of Zhongshan during the Han Dynasty. Liu Bei was sighing while reading the posted edict when he heard an impatient voice behind, ” What use is just sighing, without a man’s devotion to his country？”
then the man introduced himself: ” I’m Zhang Fei and my livelihood is selling wine and slaughtering hogs.”
“I do want to devote myself to the country, ” Liu explained after telling Zhang his name. “But how can I help if I’m empty handed？”
“You needn”t worry,” said Zhang. ” I’m willing to give up my fortune to build an army and embark on this new career with you. ”
While the two talked merrily over cups in a small restaurant, in came a martial looking, handsome man with a huge build and a red complexion. Liu and Zhang invited him to join them. They learned that the man was named Guan Yu.
As he had upheld justice by killing a local tyrant, he had fled home and wandered about for many years. During an amiable conversation the three found that they shared a common ambition and the next day in a peach garden they swore brotherhood to heaven and earth before lit candles and joss sticks, Liu Bei the eldest, Guan Yu the second-oldest and Zhang Fei the youngest. They vowed devotion to China. Later, the three sworn brothers had successful career. Liu Bei ascended to the throne of the State of Shu in 221A.D in present-day Sichuan.
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