Red Chinese Ting at Lake Eola

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Red Chinese Ting at Lake Eola

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Red Chinese Ting


Orlando (Fla.)
Guilin (Guangxi Zhuangzu Zizhiqu, China)


Erected in Downtown Orlando’s Lake Eola Park in 1988, the red Chinese pagoda-like structure is called a "ting" due to its single story. It was constructed out of wood, ceramic, brick, and mortar. Dr. Nelson Ying bestowed the ting to the City of Orlando and Mayor Bill Frederick in 1987. Ying, director of The China Group Incorporated, chose to dedicate the pavilion to beautify Downtown Orlando and offer a place for international exchange for the mayor and dignitaries. Two years before the ting was gifted in 1985, Ying worked closely with Mayor Bill Frederick to secure a sister-city relationship with the City of Guilin by accompanying Frederick on a three-week goodwill trip to China. Guilin’s downtown landscape consists of four lakes, and downtown is easily recognizable by several pagodas that adorn these lakes. Ying intended to honor the young sister-city relationship with Guilin by placing his donation on the edge of Lake Eola in an effort to mirror the sister-city’s landscape. The ting was built in China by the Shanghai Construction Arts and Crafts Corporation, disassembled for shipping to the United States, and then rebuilt in Orlando. The ting is located in the northeast corner of Orlando’s Lake Eola.


Borawski, Gianna


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Red Chinese Ting, Lake Eola Park, Downtown Orlando, Florida

Guilin, Guangxi, China

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Copyright to this resource is held by Gianna Borawski and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

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Dr. Anne Lindsay's Public History: Principles and Techniques Undergraduate Class


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External Reference

Bacchus, James. "China 'You Are Watching Flowers From a Galloping Horse,' Said the Guide to the Visitors From the Other Side of the World. But What Flowers They Were." The Orlando Sentinel, July 21, 1985.
Blumenstyk, Goldie. "Frederick Takes Off for China Orlando Delegation Leaves on Trip of 'Trade and Friendship.'" The Orlando Sentinel, May 16, 1985.
Blumenstyk, Goldie. "Frederick Wants to Place a Chinese Gazebo in Park." The Orlando Sentinel, October 24, 1987.
"Two Rivers and Four Lakes." Visit Guilin - Guilin's Official Travel Website.

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