Lu’s Residence – The Folk Forbidden City

In the drizzling rain, I crossed the high threshold, which shows the identity of the house’s owner, lingering between the courtyard and hall of the residence. 

Lu’s residence is located in the east of the Dongyang City, Zhejiang Province, covering an area of 500 acres, mainly in the Ming and Qing Dynasties architectural style, the use of a nine-garden constructed in Ming and Qing Dynasties, only Royal have such construction of courtyard, so Lu’s residence gets the “reputation” as the Southern Yangtze small Forbidden City.The most eye-catching in the entire building groups is its exquisite carving, especially wood carving, which can be described as “Masterpiece of the Gods”. Inside the residence, everywhere is wood carvings, stone carvings, brick carvings, sculpture on windows, beams, doors, beds, canopies, bucket, Fang and other building components, or figures, or landscapes, or flowers, birds, fish and insects everywhere, without exception, carving fine , vivid shape. 

Dongyang wood carving is famous in the world. It can be said that Lu’s building is the most vividly, the pinnacle of Dongyang woodcarving, so that visitors will feel as if walked into the treasure-house of wood carving art across time and space.

 

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