It has beautiful gardens surrounding a pond with a trail around the pond and through the woods.
I sat for quite a while enjoying the view and the carp swimming.
This old tree is supported.
These stones are meant to represent a waterfall flowing into the pond.
People came and went and I stayed.
An older teen boy asked me in perfect English, with a British accent, if I was there by myself. I said yes, that I was there before and wanted to see it again.
He said the day his school class came to this World Heritage site, he had an attack of appendicitis and had surgery instead of a class trip. He was there now, for the first time.
I told him, I was planning to go to a flea market next but I wondered if it might be canceled because it was raining. He took out his cell phone and made some calls and said it would be there rain or shine.
This was greatly appreciated by me. I wanted to go and see what they had AND it would have been a bummer to miss it.
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