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The mystery pavilion
The mystery pavilion, which is now located at Tandi Park in Shulin District,was registered as a historic building in April 2002. Earlier,the city government had just fininshed the restoration project in 2010. Residents are also encouraged to visit this precious cultural heritage.
The set up of the civil mystery pavilions was originally used to revere the Chinese inventer-Cangjie.People later developed the meaning into a form--- something religious like paper made to resemble money and burned as an offering to the dead. In ancient times,people set the pavilions near the city walls,schools,and streets,they collected the paper in the furnace and burnt it into dust,and then called it “the mystery”. After a while,they then spread the dust,which was called “send the mystery”. All the series of motions were used to pray for better academic performance or fame like a social stand.
If you want to take a stroll in the evening,there is lighting equipment around the pavilion; also, it provides five languages of audio tour service which allow the public more easily to get to know the historic value and the backgrounds of the heritage. Besides, there’s a “painted mandarin jacket ” in the pavilion ,people can write down their wishes in the cards and hang them on the jacket. All in all, the pavilion is a combination of cultural heritage as well as the art of architecture. Next time when you come to Shulin, don’t forget there’s a 138 years heritage waiting for you to appreciate its sanctitude and beauty.

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