画家曾向明 Uncle Zeng
The Peach Blossom Spring is one of the most well-known historical articles in China.
公元 420 年，中国彭泽县令陶渊明先生厌倦了做官，归隐故里，躬耕田园，并写下了著名的《桃花源记》。
In AD 420, a Chinese county mayor, Mr. Tao Yuanming, grew to dislike his job and resigned. He returned to his hometown to work as a farmer and subsequently wrote The Peach Blossom Spring.
The Peach Blossom Spring describes a lost fisherman on a river. He begins to feel hopeless.
Suddenly, he saw many peach blossoms along the river bank. Soon after, he discovered a cave.
After passing through the cave, he saw a village that seemed to have no connection to the outside world.
The villagers told him that their ancestors came here 500 years ago to escape the civil war.
The villagers welcomed the fisherman with great hospitality, offering him locally grown goods such as rice, wine, fruits. They sang and shared stories, spending several happy evenings together.
In their conversations, the fisherman discovered that the villagers knew nothing about the outside world. They did not know about money, taxes, or current wars and political affairs. Everything seemed natural.
A few days later, the fisherman said goodbye to the villagers, left the peach blossom village, and departed for home.
The fisherman spread the story of his trip to many people. People were eager to see the beautiful village and formed teams to find it.
However, the village had disappeared. In the next 1600 years, nobody could find the village again.
As peach blossoms are believed to bring peace, love, and prosperity, people have continually built peach blossom villages, bridges, islands, towns, buildings, and ferry ports in China.