Li Bai, a Tang Dynasty poet, is a household name in China as Shakespeare to the UK or Tagore to India. He spent 24 years in his hometown ‒ Qinglian Town in Jiangyou City, Sichuan Province. Li Bai’s poems are a must-read for every Chinese, and his romantic and unrestrained poetic lines have influenced millions of foreign friends. Gareth Bonello, the musician of Wales and a fan of Li Bai, spent three years finishing The Immortal Bard, an album about Li Bai. He is finally here in Qinglian. Strolling through Longxi Garden, Kuangshan Academy, and Taibai Stone Tablets, where Li Bai once lived, he tries to strike a chord with Li Bai’s romanticism.
Photo Credit: Jiangyou Municipal Tourism Development Center
Li Bai Memorial Hall