Kunming Lake Area
Spacious Pavilion (Kuoru Ting)


Covering an area of over 130 square meters, this is the most spacious pavilion of its type. When the Summer Palace was named the Garden of Clear Ripples, there was no wall on the east bank, so one could see far and wide from all four sides of the pavilion. Thus, it was named the “Spacious Pavilion”. Built in an octahedral style with double eaves, it was also called the “Pavilion of Eight Dimensions”. Emperor Qianlong’s poems and classical writings are inscribed on a board hanging inside the pavilion.