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Four poems Inspired by the sight of Guanyin Pavilion, 1778(觀音閣即景四首 ,1778) Teiser, Stephen; Bai, Zhaojie; Li, Jing; Lu, Guobin; Zhang, Yuanjing; He, Shuyue


This stele is located on the front eastern side of the Hall of Imperial Incense (御香殿) at Beizhen Temple. The size of this stele is 213cm (body height), 88cm (width), and 20cm (depth). The body of this stele is in perfect condition. This stele sits on a tortoise-shaped base and has a dragon forehead without inscriptions. The title of this stele is “Four Poems Inspired by the Sight of Guanyin Pavilion”, which refers to four seven-syllable quatrains composed and calligraphed by Emperor Qianlong in the 43rd year of his reign (1778) while on his third eastern tour. The poems describe four scenic locations on Mount Yiwulü: Cuiyun Screen, Daoyin Valley, Shengshui Basin and Kuangguan Pavilion.

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