Yunnan's mountainous terrain makes it ideal for collection of delicious wild mushrooms. Of course, only experts in local flora should do that.
|Daguanlou is located on the south side of Kunming, facing the Dianchi Lake (Dian Lake). Kunming was the capital of the domain of the Pingxi King, Wu Sangui. More details can be found below about Pingxi King. He extended Dianchi Lake northwards to reach Kunming to facilitate transportation of goods.|
Literature and art are important in Chinese architecture. The name of the building is often written on a plaque above the main doors, and on both sides of the door there is usually a pair of poems that follows strict rules of parallelism. The pair in Daguanlou has over a hundred words.
Pond lilies (lotus) are common Chinese gardens
I think this is called Black Princess Water Lily