Mountain of accumulated elegance (Duixiu shan)
Mountain of accumulated elegance
The mountain of accumulated elegance is found in the imperial gardens. It is an artificial stone hill located in the northern part of the imperial garden. The site was originally a floral site, until Emperor Wanli (1573-1620) commanded the construction of an artificial hill at the end of the 16th century. The hill is about ten meters high and has a winding steep path that leads to the summit. A plaque suspended in the center of the cave door is inscribed with the words "Accumulated Elegance".
In front of the hill there is an animal statue that throws a water column almost as high as the mountain itself. It's the only fountain that survived in the imperial palace.
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