Imperial Garden, part 2
Two gilded unicorns,
supposed to protect the hall from evil spirits, guard the
One of the two gilded unicorns
guarding the entrance to the Hall of Imperial Peace.
Inside the hall,
ZhenWuDaDi, the God of Water in Taoism, was worshiped,
because he was supposed to protect the Forbidden City
In each of the four
corners of the garden there is a pavilion, symbolizing
the four seasons. The Pavilion of Myriad Springs is the most famous and lies in the south east corner of
the garden. It was built in 1535 and restored during the
Hill (Dui Xiu Shan) is a little artificial mountain
with a cave， which is piled up with delicate rocks and stones from Taihu Lake. It is located to the northeast of the
garden. Fountains play around it and the Pavilion of
Imperial View is on the top of the hill. The Qing
Emperors would climb up to the Pavilion on the Double
Yang Festival to enjoy the scenery with the royal family.
Special shaped rocks help
decorate the garden.
There are many old trees
within the garden.
: The Exhibition Halls