Red Carp Pond
Initially constructed as the private garden of a Song Dynasty court attendant, the year-round beauty of Flower Harbor inspired poets and painters to incorporate the verdant surroundings into their various artistic works. Gaining gradual notoriety for its beauty the park eventually expanded into the manicured ground which currently hosts thousands of tourists and local residents annually. Although the carp filled pond is an undoubted draw for most park visitors, it’s the myriad species of flowers which bloom from spring through summer which give the park its overall name.
When visiting Red Carp Pond one of the favorite past times for visitors is strolling along the walkway which circles the pond and tossing small chunks of food into the fish-filled waters. Though the aquatic scrum which inevitably occurs is understandably exciting, feeding the fish at Red Carp Pond is also reputed to be a chance for visitors to pray for good luck in the same way that the emperors of the past once at the same spot.