Peach Orchard (side 2)
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The Peach Blossom Spring was a fable written by Tao Yuanming in 421 about a chance discovery of an ethereal utopia where the people lead an ideal existence in harmony with nature unaware of the outside world for centuries.
Tao Yuanming Lived during a time of political instability and national disunity. The story describes how a fisherman haphazardly sailed into a stream in a forest made up entirely of Blossoming peach tree‘s, where even the ground was covered by peach petals. When he reached the end of the stream he found a grotto. Though narrow at first he was able to squeeze through and the passage eventually reached a hidden village.
The villagers were surprised to see him, but we’re kind and friendly. They explained that her ancestors escaped to this place during the civil unrest of the Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC), And they themselves have not left since or had contact with anyone from the outside. As a result, they had heard nothing of subsequent changes in political regimes.
The fisherman was warmly received by the hospitable villagers and stayed for over a week upon leaving he was informed that it was worthless to reveal this experience to the outside world. However, he marked his route on his way out with signs and later divulge the existence of this idyllic haven to others. They tried to find it repeatedly but in vain.
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