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    and last but not least ...

    by irisbe Written Apr 22, 2003

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    Japanese garden, koi paradise, Hasselt

    what is a Japanese garden without any koi fish?
    if you have open sandals or if you are not afraid of fish, you can put your feet or hands in the water and then the koi will rush towards you like piranha's!
    They think they will be feeded and they literary jump out of the water to get the closest to potential feeders!

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    Japanese garden

    by irisbe Written Apr 22, 2003

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    Japanese garden, Hasselt

    What is there that sure is so specific about Japanese gardens?
    There are a few things!
    First of all you have these specific laterns.
    No Japanese garden without any of these!
    In this park you have several ones!

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    Japanese garden

    by irisbe Written Apr 22, 2003

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    Japanese garden, ceremonial house, Hasselt

    Walking through this garden, is opening yourself towards other cultures, to dive into an atmosphere that will activate all your sences.

    The garden is divided in three main parts:

    A part that will lead you from the Western park Kapermolen into the central authentical Japanes garden;
    the central garden with the ceremonial house, the teahouse and the waterfall and waterparts, surrounded by beautiful plants;
    and finally the park with the 250 Japanese cherie trees.

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    Japanese garden

    by irisbe Updated Apr 22, 2003

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    Japanese garden, Hasselt

    The garden reflects the Japanese landscape.
    It was realized in 1992 in co-operation of the city of Itami, the "twin-city"of Hasselt in Japan.

    It is designed accordingly to the 17th century tea gardens.

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    Japanese garden

    by irisbe Written Apr 22, 2003

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    Japanese garden, Hasselt

    The Japanese garden is a must to visit, especially in April when the 250 Japanese cherie trees are blooming.
    The garden has the size fo 25.000 square meter or 2,5 ha, making it the biggest Japanese gardin in Europe.

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    the tour of the statues

    by irisbe Written Apr 22, 2003

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    Demermanneke, Hasselt

    Hasselt has surprisely some collection of little statues!
    At the tourist info you can get a promenade guide that will take you along these statues and will provide you the story and explanation of each of them.

    I was only an afternoon in Hasselt and spent most time in the Japanse garden, so I will have to do this statue walk another time.
    However, I managed to make a short collection already !
    Let me present you the first:
    Het Demermanneke (the little man of the Demer = local river)
    The task of this guy consisted of keeping the muddy dikes along the river Deme and the river itself clean and intact.
    Soon he became called a boogie man and parents treathened their kids to be good or... this little man would come and get them!
    When the first city wall was errected around Hasselt during the 13th century, the watersupply of the little creeks and rivers in the city became a problem.
    The local little river, the Helbeek, had not enough capacity.
    So they derived the river Demer through the city.
    At the location of this statue, the river and the Helbeek are crossing eachother underground.
    The "new Demer" brought much prospericy to the city.

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    Around Grote Markt

    by bonio Written Mar 24, 2012
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    As I said in the intro just a short time in town, enjoyed a while in Grote Markt, the centre of the action it seems!

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    Het Hemelrijk - Beer Heaven!

    by bonio Written Mar 24, 2012
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    Beer lovers should search out this fantastic cafe, amazing choice of beers and a friendly atmosphere. Enjoyed our visit here very much, obviously!

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