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Mountain House Rockery

A rockery made of Chinese limestone is the primary feature of the interior northern section of the House of Sliced Stone. The rockery, accented with Chinese trees and shrubs, provides the perfect backdrop for a small, irregular pool that reaches across the Mountain House interior. It is designed to be a highlight of the China Garden.

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Pond

A little pavilion standing adjacent to the water, which seems boats berthed beside the Nanmu Hall without cables (No-boat-bonded Pond), injects more natural taste. Visitors can enjoy the scenery in this open space.

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West Corridor

Roaming in the West Corridor, tourists can enjoy a panoramic view gradually of Mountain House of Sliced Stones, savor Chinese calligraphy engraved in steel, and thus further comprehend the artistic conception, integrating sensations and scenery within one world.

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Gate

An elegant entrance to the House of Sliced Stone, the Gate guides the visitors to Nanmu Hall. Calligraphy and paintings hang on the walls, giving visitors an understanding of the settings in which ancient Chinese nobles entertained guests while relaxing.

The Gate serves as a bridge to the site of Mountain House of Sliced Stones, which resembles a frame circling spring water among the rockeries inside within a water-and-ink landscape painting

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Flat Bridge

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A simple flat-stoned bridge comes out of nature and remains rich in natural rustic charm.

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Reflection Room

A traditional structure where scholars and merchants would retire to enjoy the arts. Modern-day visitors will have the same opportunity. The Reflection Room is reserved for the four arts highly admired in traditional Chinese culture—harp, chess, books and painting. It is arranged as a study with an area for enjoying these traditions.

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Nanmu Hall

A dominant feature in this complex, Nanmu Hall is made from the rare and beautiful Nanmu wood used in traditional Chinese gardens. It is decorated with furniture reminiscent of the Ming and Qing dynasties, as well as original paintings and calligraphy. Here, visitors can learn about the traditional lifestyle of a Chinese scholar and how he entertained his guests. From the interior, visitors can contemplate the beautiful pond and rockery comprising the northern half of the Mountain House of Sliced Stone.

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East Corridor

East Corridor, as a connecting corridor between Reflection Room and Nanmu Hall, not only shields tourists from rain and snow to travel between Reflection Room and Nanmu Hall but also adds richness, variety and fun into the scenery.

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Outer-East Corridor

In Outer-East Corridor opposite to the Boat Hall, tourists can fully enjoy the beauty of the Boat Hall and its surrounding scenery, which seems to wait for ferries in a recreation Pavilion, turning dull, monotonous and tall walls into a colorful and enchanting scene.

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Boat Hall

The Boat Hall is the main feature on the west side of the lake and is the largest structure in this section of the China Garden. A functional teahouse, it is furnished with luxurious furniture. Visitors can enjoy the fragrant flavor of tea while savoring the magnificent view of the lake.