Travel to China: Beijing: Photo 28
Here's the answer, or at least part of it: Prospect Hill (Jingshan). That's the Qing name, introduced after Chongzhen, the last Ming emperor, hung himself on it, spoiling the existing name of Longevity Mountain (Wansuishan). On its top is the Pavilion of Eternal Spring, still on the same great axis. A bronze Buddha in the pavilion disappeared in 1900, when French troops occupied the hill.
Back to China: Beijing chapter
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