Front of Longevity Hill
Pavilion of Five Locations (Wufang Ge)


This is a religious building. Its name in Chinese, Wu Fang, means five locations: the east, the south, the west, the north and the center. According to Buddhist belief, there is a Buddha governing each of the five locations. A portrait of the Buddha would be hung in the indented part of the stone wall when lamas chanted their scriptures in front of the pavilion.