|Koi at Cowra Japanese Gardens|
There was also a Cultural Centre which included a traditional rock garden. This appeared to be a fairly simple example of rock gardens. When I was in Japan many years ago I was privileged to spend some time at one of the most famous rock gardens, Ryoan-ji in Kyoto. This a link to another interesting site regarding the Ryoan-ji garden. The intriguing thing about this garden was that no matter from where you viewed the garden it was impossible to see all 15 rocks at the same time. The rock garden at Cowra possibly contained 15 rocks, but they were all placed individually, not in the classic groupings of one group of five, two groups of three and two groups of two rocks.
|Rock garden at Cowra|
|Ryoan-ji Rock Garden in Kyoto|
|Train in Roundhouse at Cowra|
We made our way back to Young, where we went looking for the Chinese Tribute Gardens. These were quite some way out of town, but well worth the visit. There was obviously some construction going on, because we couldn't access the gardens from one side. From other photos I have seen of the gardens I suspect they have either pulled down the lovely pagoda that was there, or it isn't visible from where we accessed the gardens.
For tea we went back to the RSL.
|Chinese Tribute Gardens at Young|