Among the 4000 museums in China, Peace Garden Museum, located in Chaoyang District, Beijing, is a special existence. Although it is young - only seven years old, it has far-reaching significance and takes the culture of world peace as its theme.
The former Moroccan Ambassador to China sent a poem to the Museum: "Being developed into a beautiful international community,the Peace Garden was born not so long in the world ; with green shadowy trees reflecting in the clear lake water, which wins praise as peace forerunner from all over the world”
The peaceful call from landscape stones along the lake
Outside the Peace Garden Museum, there was a "huge" lake full of clear water. There are Peace Garden Fu in the garden. The ancients said: "harmony is precious", what is its value? It should be in the realm of harmony and tolerance.
Walking on the green lawn on both sides of the corridor beside the lake, you can see the graceful demeanor of Peace Garden , with 178 pieces of beautiful landscape stones most sighted. On the stone surface are maps of 178 countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the United States, engraved with bronze inscriptions of speeches, signatures and Chinese translations from different languages by former UN Secretary General H.E. Ban Ki Moon and Chinese Foreign Minister H.E. Yang Jiechi, as well as by foreign ambassadors to China, officials and politicians of international organizations. All the inscriptions have a common theme "peace".
The stone has been included in the Guinness Book of world records for the largest number of peaceful inscriptions by foreign Ambassadors to China and leaders of international organizations.
Just across from the landscape stones, on the grass, white pebbles are used to build maps of the countries where the Ambassadors peace messages are located. These 178 pieces of bronze carving landscape stones with novel designs, beautiful appearances and peace implications show how Ambassadors and leaders of international organizations around the world call for peace with their diplomatic talents and cultural heritage. Today, it has become a unique outdoor landscape of Garden Museum outside Peace Garden Museum.
The former Kuwait's ambassador to China,H.E.Faisal Rashid GAis, wrote on the landscape stone."As a citizen of a country that has suffered aggression, I know very well the meaning of peace. I don't understand why the world can't get rid of the horror of war. However, when I am in King’s garden villas, I feel calm and peaceful
The former Russian Ambassador to China H.E.Razov wrote in Russian on the landscape stone: "Peace is of most precious value, and to maintain world peace is our sacred obligation."
"Peace is our common goal," H.E.Clark Reed, the former US Ambassador to China, wrote on the landscape stone.
The former British Ambassador to China H.E.Han kuifa wrote on the landscape stone: "Development and democracy are the real guarantee of peace."
The former German Ambassador to China H.E.Stanzer left an inscription on the landscape stone in German: No freedom, no peace. No peace,no freedom. "
These sincere calls are intended to pray for peace in the world and permanent peace for mankind. No wonder Dr. Li Ruohong, the founder of this special environment, is known as the Ambassador for Peace. Because he devoted himself to creating Peace Garden with the landscape stone inscriptions of peace from 178 ambassadors to China and leaders of international organizations, and he called for peace with far-reaching implications, and set the Guinness world record. It is not only one Li Ruohong and pieces of beautiful landscape stones that constructs this international non-governmental communication platform. Mr. Li wants to use the rocks of Xibaipo to witness the starting point.
These icy rocks are endowed with the earnest meaning full of vitality in Peace Garden. Dr. Li Ruohong said that the international space he created is a road of great love of harmony and peace.
Art has no borders, and there is a consensus on peace
When you enter the Peace Garden Museum, you will feel that history has gone back many years. All kinds of exhibits and interior multicultural decorations reflect the exchange achievements and peace wishes between China and foreign countries. From the round table full of flags of countries and international organizations on the first floor, to the national gifts everywhere, dating seats in Africa, ancient copper plates in Egypt, precious stone paintings of DPRK and gold belt from WBO, as well as the exhibition hall displaying friendly gifts from other countries, to 178 rare stone bronze carvings representing the peace wishes of all countries on the lawn outside the museum, they are exquisite and contain the great affinity for world peace.All these reflect the good expectations of all countries in the world for harmonious coexistence and peaceful exchange.
Among the numerous exhibits, you can see all kinds of gifts presented by politicians, thinkers, artists, ambassadors to China, leaders of international organizations and international celebrities; you can hear the music of world peace written and played on the piano by government delegation, artists, world champions and representatives of international organizations in various languages; you can also see exhibits donated by the world-famous athletes and Peace Ambassadors. Here, each exhibit has one story, and each collection contains the beautiful expectations from people of the world for the cause of peace.
Art has no borders, and there is a consensus on peace. With the theme of collecting, exhibiting and researching folk diplomacy and international peace cultural relics, promoting the development of international peace cause and serving the peace loving people, Peace Garden museum is a comprehensive museum that pays equal attention to history and art, integrates world peace and international culture, and integrates collection, exhibition, research, archaeology, public education and cultural exchange.
At present, the Museum has collected various kinds of collections, most of which are gifts given in international peace exchange activities. From cultural relics to artworks, from professional works to natural specimens, more than 1000 exhibits cover dozens of categories, respectively from nearly 100 countries and regions. Many of the exhibits are rare and unique. Among them,12 are from the heads of states and are the rare and special class exhibits with important historical significance. There are 25 precious first-class exhibits presented by prime ministers and ministers, most of which are made by art masters from all over the world.
From "wasteland" to "small United Nations"
Peace is the base of spiritual civilization of a city. A city needs not only material prosperity built by cement, but also humanistic charm cultivated by books,what’s more, spiritual height shaped by civilization and peace.
Peace Garden Museum has witnessed the publication of Dr. Li Ruohong's "China NGO". It has also witnessed the museum as the birthplace of UNESCO’s publication of the "Peace Garden Declaration" , the "Belt&Road Cultural Interactive Atlas" and" Peace Festival ". She was once the "World Peace Cultural Center" of Beijing, attracting Secretary General of UN, Heads of States, Prime Ministers and Ministers, a large number of experts,scholars,professors,artists and Peace Envoys from all over the world,
Since its establishment, it’s been altering from day to day: in the garden, children from all over the world live in an ecological park that can make people and nature communicate and coexist peacefully. People living here are not only Chinese, but also people from dozens of countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America with different colors, languages and religious beliefs. Various national conferences and charity bazaars are often held in the Garden. Many heads of states and government delegations take it as a tourist attraction. The atmosphere in the garden is quiet and serene, just like the name of the elegant garden "Peace Garden".
Dr. Li is enthusiastic about philanthropy, and has successively provided strong sponsorship to Arab international school, Japanese animation school, Mongolian language school, Sichuan Wenchuan, etc. His Beijing "Jingrun hospital" integrates medical treatment, preventive medicine and health club. The income of the past five years has been donated to schools for the blind, schools for the deaf and dumb, helping children of migrant workers go to schools, or used for public welfare.
In addition, international exchange activities such as art salon and Public Welfare are also common activities in Peace Garden Museum. "Peace Garden museum not only records the past, but also expands the future. It hopes that through exhibitions and activities, people can understand international culture and international exchanges, from patriotism to internationalism, from nations to the world." "Although the exhibits and activities are all inclusive, there is only one theme: Peace," Li Ruohong said.