Zhejiang Regional Banknote 1 Yuan, issue in 1939; the left image is of Fanghe Pavilion
2000 Yuan issued in 1948 by Huazhong Bank; the left image is of Fanghe Pavilion
Fanghe Pavilion is located at the western foot of the Solitary Hill. It was originally built during the Yuan Dynasty era (1271-1368) to commemorate a renowned Song Dynasty Poet - Lin Hejing and was rebuilt in 1915. It’s common knownledge that Lin Hejing was a big fan of cultivating plum trees and keeping cranes, leading to the pavilion being named Crane Pavilion and a large number of plum trees being planted at the place. Whenever winter comes, plum blossoms are in full bloom and an enchanting fragrance pervades the air, such a treat for the senses!
Foreign Exchange Certificate 1 Yuan, issued in 1979 by China Bank with the center image being the Three Pools Mirroring the Moon
RMB 1 Yuan, issued in 1999 with the image of Three Pools Mirroring the Moon
Three Pools Mirroring the Moon is the largest of the three fairy islets in the outer lake of the West Lake, along with Mid-lake Pavilion and Ruan Gong Islet, which are accessible only by boat. Erected at the place are three gourd-shaped stone pagodas seen sticking two meters out of the water surface, forming an equilateral triangle with the distance between each measuring 62 meters. The stone pagodas are all hollow with five small round holes of equal shape on their body. At the night of the Mid-autumn Festival, lit candles are put inside these holes with thin paper sealing them off. The reflection of candle light on the water surface resembles that of the moon and together with the actual moon in the sky and its reflection, they form the spectacular scene of 17 moons shinning in the night.