love story of Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yinytai together with
the Story of White Snake, Liulang and Zhinu, and Mengjiangnu
is called the four folk stories of love in China. The story
of Liang-Zhu, known throughout China both to the old and
young, is called the oriental Romeo and Juliet. There is
in Ningbo that "Husband and wife should visit Liang
Shanbo Temple if they want to live together for ever and
recorded in the history book that Liang Shanbo was once
a local leader in China in East Jin Period. 5 kilometers
in the east of Ningbo, the Liang Shanbo Temple, Liang-Zhu
Tomb, and Husband and Wife Bridge, Qing Gong (Bedroom) are
authorized as the real birthplace of the story of Liang-Zhu
by China Liang-Zhu Culture Association. Liang Shanbo Temple
is the only temple commemorating Liang-Zhu, "the God
of Love"in China.
story of Liang-Zhu has been handed down for centuries and
it has erased the tragic tone. To further provoke the cultural
connotations of the love story, the China Travel Service
and the local government began, since 1995, to establish
Liang-Zhu Cultural Park based on Liang Shanbo Temple and
Liang-Zhu Tomb. The park is connected with River Yao and
occupies 300 Chinese Mu. Based on the plot of the love story,
a series of scenic spots are under construction. They are
"Caotang Jiebai (Meet in the Cottage)", "
San Zai Tongchuang(Three Years' Living Together)",
"Shiba Xiangsong(9 Kilometers See-off)", "Loutaihui"
(Meet at the Tower)", "Huadie Tuanyuan(Reunion
as Butterflies). The construction of the park adopts the
lay-out of the typical southern buildings of pavilions,
terraces, mansions, and houses on terraces and intends to
create the effect of walking scenery of hills upon hills
and gardens in gardens.
Cultural Park aims at building itself into, based on the
main plot of the love story, a combination of tourist attractions,
nostalgia, sightseeing, cultural and academic activities.