Zhong Pond


Eight (the number mirroring the eight trigrams of the bāguà) lanes radiate from this pond at the heart of the village. The feng shui symbol of the Zhuge, the circular pond resembles the Chinese twin-fish, yīn-yáng tàijí diagram, half filled in and the other half occupied with water.

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