Since ancient times, Chinese people have started thinking on natural landscapes, which is undoubtedly influenced by Oriental philosophy. Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism are all enlightened by and draw inspiration from nature, hence forming profound cultural context.
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Photographed by Lu Haha
The thinking on natural landscapes is particularly incorporated in poems of the Tang and Song dynasties, in which courtyard culture that pursues the essence of life becomes a physical manifestation of ideal living environment.