China Travel photo of the day: Lotus, lotus everywhere

Lifestyle, Culture | by China Travel
Posted: August 10th, 2010 | Updated: April 19th, 2011 | Comments
Hangzhou west lake lotus

Held in the highest esteem in Chinese culture, the lotus represents elegance, beauty, perfection, purity and grace and is often used in poems and songs as an Hangzhou, the city that Marco Polo called  "the most beautiful and elegant place in the world" and inspired some of China's most romantic poetry.

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