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Zhichun Ting (Heralding Spring Pavilion)

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Built on the small island in front of the Hall of Jade Ripples, beside Kunming Lake’s east bank, the pavilion backs onto a hill and to the south it faces the sun. This position permits a privileged view of spring’s arrival, thus it was christened Heralding Spring Pavilion. It provides the best overall view of Longevity Hill and Kunming Lake, as well as wonderful views of the scenery from the Jade Spring Hills and the Western Hills.