Imperial Mountain Resort was constructed during the
reigns Emperor Kangxi and Qianlong. It took 89 years
to complete. The resort is the largest imperial
palace still remained in China. There are about 120
ancient architectures in the Mountain Resort, such
as pavilions, halls, verandahs and garrets. It has
the undulating mountains, tranquil valleys, vast
grassland, lovely bird and deers, and rippling lakes
that fully represent the supreme craftsmanship of
classical garden construction. The resort possesses
rich value of history and culture, and the unique
artistic value of garden building.
Yan Yu Lou (Misty Rain Tower)
It imitated the Misty Rain Tower of
South Lake in Jiaxing. When it rains, the scenery of
the resort in the mist is just beautiful.
Mongolian Yurts in the Garden of the Ten
It used to be the place for Emperor
Qianlong to entertain chiefs of minor nationalities
and foreign envoys, which is rebuilt as the
Mongolian Yurts Hotel now.