Pavilion of one thousand autumns (Qianqiu ting)
Pavilion of one thousand autumns
This pavilion is in the imperial garden. Built in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), it is square with a round roof and porches on all four sides, giving it a particular and technically accomplished architecture. It has carved eaves and multiple angles with the same shape and cross structures found on the ten thousand spring pavilion. (Wanchun ting), East side of the garden. Buddhist statues have been dedicated here, as well as the spiritual tablet of Emperor Tongzhi (1862-1874). This pavilion is located to the west of the imperial garden, a direction that, according to Chinese philosophy, correlates with autumn.
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