Temple door opens with a mouse click.
Walk forward. Turn left or right to walk around the dragon
screen in order to reach the door behind it.
Through this door, you reach the temple
courtyard. You can see the main temple building and two side
Proceed straight ahead from the
doorway, cross the courtyard, and enter the main temple
building. Alternatively, you may circumnavigate the courtyard
along a gallery that connects this courtyard from buildings.
Objects with interactivity in the
temple are: matchbox, lamp, candle and incense, bell, drum,
water pot, sprinkler and the twelve pots of flowers in front of
each flower goddess.
Clicking on the matchbox will open the
matchbox; clicking again will light the match. The matchbox will
appear in inventory after clicking on it. With the match as
cursor, you can light the table lamp, walk around to stand in
front of the table, and light the candle and incense. After all
candles and incense are lit, you will trigger an animation and
learn part of the story between Lotus Spring and Xian Feng, in
which Xian Feng give Lotus Spring two pearls as gifts.
The ladle and sprinkler are next to the
drum stand. Clicking on the chicken-shaped bronze sprinkler will
pick it up and then replace the China Doll cursor. You can walk
left and then forward to get close to those flower pots and
water them. You will notice the pot is empty of water. Click on
the ladle beside the sprinkler; water is ladled into the
Water each of the twelve flowers, enjoy
the animations, and learn some legendary stories. (Go to the
book in inventory.)
After leaving the main temple building,
go back to the courtyard and leave the temple courtyard through
building on the left.
Pavilion of Lotus Scent
After leaving the temple courtyard,
turn left and follow pathway. You will see a deer and butterfly.
Follow them; pass through a small valley and see another pathway
along the riverbank. Follow the turtle to reach the Pavilion of
This pavilion is a square building.
There is a telescope through which you can see the animation of
one of the four most famous legends in Chinese culture: Cowboy
and Goddess. This legend brought the Chinese the Valentine's Day
There is a needle and thread on the
stool and a spider box on the table. By picking up the needle
and dropping it on the water bowl, you will activate the
animation showing Lotus Spring and Xian Feng celebrating July
7th—the Chinese Valentine's Day. The painting and calligraphy
work on the wall, as well as the objects in the coach, can be
viewed close up by clicking on them.
After leaving the pavilion, turn left
and follow the stone path to the Stone Boat.
The Stone Boat has two floors. On the
first floor, interactive objects include the lunch box, the
carved lotus fish on the stone table, the fish food, and the
There are two hallways beside the
stairs leading to the front of the boat. There is a lunch box
sitting on a long stone table in the middle of the boat. You can
open the box and take each food tray out by clicking on it.
You must remember the order of the food
tray layers so that you can put them back in the correct order
before you can move on.
At the front end of the boat, there is
a bowl of fish food and a glass fish bowl with a goldfish. Pick
up the fish food, proceed to edge of the boat and drop the fish
food in the pond. Fish will swim over to eat the food. While
doing this, you are also collecting the fish food (in inventory)
at the same time for use in later sites. Clicking on the lotus
fish on the table will activate an animation on how Lotus Spring
was able to carve fishes out of lotus roots and magically
animate them in the pond.
The stairs will lead you to the second
floor, where you will see bird in a cage and cranes flying away.
The surrounding garden views from a high viewpoint are
Follow the path off the bridge from the
Stone Boat and go to the building side entrance, a small opening
in the cement blocks. In front of the Royal Chamber there is a
small lotus pond with a water fountain that becomes louder as
you walk towards it.
This building is divided into three
sections: east room, west room, and middle room.
There is a bed in front of which there
are two candles on a stand. In order to watch the related
animated episode, the candles must be lit using the matches in
inventory (collected at first location).
The makeup dresser has interactivity.
There is a closet in which Xian Feng and Lotus Spring's clothes
are stored. Look inside.
In front of the window, a parrot swings
back and forth on a stand. On the other side, there is a table
on which there are three objects: a treasure pot, an ivory box,
and a flowerpot.
Click on the treasure pot; one lotus
seed pops out. Click on the lotus seed to see how Lotus Spring
performs her marriage tradition. Keep referring to the Diary to
learn the story as you see the animations.
The box contains one of the two pearls
given to Lotus Spring by Xian Feng at the first location. Click
on the pearl. Later, click the parrot.
After leaving the Royal Chamber, turn
right and follow the building paths. Pass through a moon-shaped
door and enter the yard in front of the game room. Just before
the archway is a well with a brief animation.
There is a peacock in the middle of the
yard looking for food. Take some fish food from your inventory
and feed the peacock. It will thank you with its beautiful
Turn right, walk up the steps, and
enter the game room. In the middle of the room there is the Game
of the Flower Goddess. Click on the dice in the bowl. After the
roll of the dice, the number yielded will decide which statue
will be selected. Pick the selected goddess statue with your
mouse. You will see an animation. Play and read the Diary to
learn the goddess stories and names.
There is a Kang bed. On the Kang table,
there is a set of Go game. You must get on the Kang bed to reach
around the Kang table to discover the game manual in order to
trigger the animation and story.
The Game Room has two doors: front and
back. You can leave the room from either door and follow the
path or the gallery to Lotus Spring's painting studio.
The painting studio is a two-story
building. The first floor is an art gallery, and the second
floor is where Lotus Spring paints. The gallery is arranged like
a maze. On the wall to the right of the door (if entered via the
peacock), one painting shows the top view of gallery layout,
which helps you get around the gallery.
In the middle of the gallery, there is
the statue of the Patron Saint of Painters. Find the statue and
grab the magic pen in his hand and put in inventory. After you
get the magic pen, find the door to the stairs leading to the
On the second floor, there is one
painting desk in front of the window. On the desk, there is one
painting done by Lotus Spring. Above the window is one winter
scenery painting. Clicking on both paintings using the magic pen
will activate animations.
There are many paint boxes on the desk.
Clicking in any one of the boxes using the magic pen will enable
you to paint on a piece of white paper.
There is one bowl of paintings by Lotus
Spring by the bookshelf near the door. Click the rolls to see
After you come downstairs, find your
way in the gallery to reach the back door, which leads you
outside of the studio to other places in the garden. (This is a
maze, but the directions are again seen in the overhead view to
the right of the front door as you first walk in from the
After leaving the painting studio,
follow the gallery, to get to the reading room, first building
on the left.
To your left is one short Kang bed on
which a set of incense burner is placed. Approach the burner set
and get around the table. Clicking on the burner will activate
Beside the Kang bed, there is a
seismograph with eight dragons holding eight golden balls in
their mouths. Clicking on the golden balls will trigger the
balls to fall into the frogs' mouths.
Against the right wall of the room,
there is a large bookshelf. In front of the bookshelf is a
writing desk and an armed chair. On the desk, there are some
scattered paper pieces to the left and an armillary Sphere to
the right. Walk around the table and sit in the chair and access
the torn paper pieces. Clicking on the paper pieces will let you
piece them together into a complete sheet of paper, with a poem
written on it. Click on the sheet; you will be able to learn the
story about this poem. Click on the armillary sphere and see how
Adjacent to the Reading Room (walk to
the left) is where Lotus Spring plays music.
Inside the building, there is a screen
to the right. Behind the screen are many musical instruments
that Lotus Spring played. In front of the window is a 25-string
zither. By its side, a large cabinet along the west wall
contains ten different musical instruments: Xun, Bamboo Flute,
Xiao, Sheng, Pai Xiao, Yun Luo, Pi Pa, Yue Qin, Er Hu, Kong Hou.
Clicking on any one of these instruments will let you listen to
a famous piece played with this instrument.
To the left, there is a very quiet and
secluded room where Lotus Spring sat and played the Qin. On the
Qin platform, there is a Qin with one broken string. Walk onto
the platform and position yourself to face the Qin. Clicking on
it will activate an animation.
On the Kang bed facing the platform,
there is the Score of Phoenix and a green jade tablet. These two
objects are also interactive. The Score shows you what a Chinese
ancient music score looks like, and the jade tablet tells you
the secret behind it.
After leaving the Music Room, you will
see a two-story building on the left. This is the Dining Room.
Walk along the path and through an octagonal brick door, then
along the walkway around the building to reach the front doors
to the building.
The first floor is for resting and
meeting. Proceed to the left back corner of the room to open a
secret door behind the screen. The staircase behind the door
leads upstairs. After getting upstairs, walk around to the front
The upstairs is a dining room. In the
center, there is a large dining table with many dishes. Find the
jade wine pot on the table and click on it. This will trigger
one episode of the story.
Some of the other objects in the room
are also interactive, such as the Buddha box, the dessert pots,
The garden path continues after the
dinning room. You will come across the waterfall. The stone
steps are for you to cross the water. On one of the steps, turn
left and see the waterfall in motion, and a large lotus flower
flows down with the water.
After the waterfall, you will pass by a
flower grave and see the faded illusions of Lotus Spring burying
flowers. It will start to rain when you are near the grave.
At the end of the path is a broken
bridge without wooden boards. You have to cross the river
without using the bridge. There is a path leading down to the
water by the bridge. When you are close to the water, the carp
Lotus Spring released at the Stone Boat will swim over and wait
to be fed. Using the spacebar to access your treasure bag, pick
some fish food from inventory, and feed the carp. The carp will
build a lotus leaf bridge for you to cross the water.
After crossing the river, follow the
path, which leads you to the top of the hill. On the hill, there
is a pavilion. Inside the pavilion a Ju lies on the ground.
Clicking on it will activate an animation.
By the pavilion, there is a swing. At a
particular angle, you will see, from Xian Feng emperor's mind,
the illusion of Lotus Spring on the swing.
The path down the hill leads you to a
Buddhist temple at the bottom of the hill.
Enter the temple through the backdoor.
You will see Lotus Spring's unreal images of worshiping the
Buddha. At one end of the temple, a small table stands against
the wall. On the table there is a tube of bamboo fortune sticks
and a stick book.
Check out the stick that lies on the
table, which was picked by Lotus Spring. The stick will take you
to the corresponding page in the stick book based on the stick
number. The page explains to you if the stick is good or bad.
Click on the bamboo stick tube; a stick
will jump out randomly, then you can read the explanation of
your stick in the book.
Leave the temple from the front doors.
Walk ahead, to arrive at the back door of the main chamber of
Lian Xi Le Chu. Before you enter the door, turn right and walk
straight along the gallery to a bamboo gate. At the doorstep,
turn left to face the door and push it open.
You will see Lotus Spring sitting on a
stool in the room to your right and making paper cuts. To your
left is a room where Lotus Spring did embroidery. On the stand,
there is one piece of handkerchief with unfinished embroidery.
Use the sewing needle you collected in inventory to finish the
Return to the backdoor to the main
chamber of Lian Xi Le Chu, Shen Xiu Si Yong. Open the door; you
will be facing the back of a large screen. Walk around it.
The chamber is quite large and is
divided into five sections. The main section in the center has a
formal imperial throne arrangement.
To the right, there are two small
sections. The first is a resting place with chairs and a tea
table. On the opposite side, there is a Chinese herb cabinet,
beside which there is a long table with grinding tools. You can
see Lotus Spring grinding medicine.
To the right, facing you, there is one
large treasure cabinet. This cabinet is a secret door. Use the
flower goddess statue you collected from the Go game and put it
into the empty slot in the cabinet. The cabinet will separate,
and the door will open. Inside is a round hall, where a marble
statue of Lotus Spring use to stand. Now the statue is broken
into pieces on the ground. Use the cursor to pick up the pieces
and assemble them. Under the last piece you will find a key.
Pick up the key and go to the other
side of the chamber. Open the door to Lotus Spring's bedroom;
you will see her unreal images of brushing hair and images of
her opening the cabinet on the bed.
Get onto the bed and use the key to
open the cabinet; you will find the second pearl that Xian Feng
gave Lotus Spring. Click on the pearl to activate an animation.
After leaving the main chamber from the
front door, you are in the court yard. It is evening. Turn left
and walk along the gallery, which will lead you to a square
gallery over the water. You will see Lotus Spring walking in
front of you, enjoying the lotus pond under moonlight. Follow
Lotus Spring and enter a three-section building on the south
side of the gallery. To the right is a small dining table with
some food. To the right is the setup for worshiping the moon.
There is one lotus-shaped lamp on the table, which you can light
up with the match you have collected. Enjoy our favorite
Leave the gallery over water through a
door in the middle of the gallery. The door is connected to a
stone pathway in front of the main chamber. Walk to the middle
of the pathway and turn left, where you will see a pair of
"married trees" and one open pavilion in the water beyond the
In the center of the open pavilion
there is a sitting bed, on which the handkerchief that Xian Feng
emperor gave Lotus Spring. Walk around the sitting bed and get
close to pick up the handkerchief. Enjoy the final animation and
finishing your Dreams of Lotus Spring book.