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Man re-creates garden from Chinese classic in mini landscape

Updated : 2018-08-10

By Zhou Huiyin and Tian Xuefei ( chinadaily.com.cn )

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Liu Zhenyuan works on his artwork. [Photo by Zhang Qingyun/for or chinadaily.com.cn]

Liu Zhenyuan from Harbin, capital city of Heilongjiang province, recently finished the landscape artwork on a miniature version of the Grand View Garden, or Daguanyuan, a major setting in the classic Chinese novel The Dream of Red Mansions.

The 67-year-old retired photographer was drawn to the story after watching a TV adaptation four years ago, and had the idea of making a miniature landscape of the Grand View Garden.

After four years of work, he designed and created thousands of elements, which formed more than one hundred scenes from the story.

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Liu Zhenyuan works on his artwork. [Photo by Zhang Qingyun/for or chinadaily.com.cn]

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A scene from the miniature landscape of the Grand View Garden, or Daguanyuan, created by Liu. [Photo by Zhang Qingyun/for or chinadaily.com.cn]

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Liu Zhenyuan works on his artwork. [Photo by Zhang Qingyun/for or chinadaily.com.cn]

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A view of the miniature landscape of the Grand View Garden, or Daguanyuan, created by Liu. [Photo by Zhang Qingyun/for or chinadaily.com.cn]

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