Gate Tower of Cloud-Retaining Eaves

Originally built during Emperor Qianlong's reign (1736-1795), this gate tower was also called Beique. Inside the tower, there was once a silver statue of Guan Yu, a historical hero worshiped as a protection-giving god, but it did not survive the ravages of the Anglo-French Allied Forces in 1860. When the Summer Palace was rebuilt during Emperor Guangxu's reign (1875-1908), a pavilion was erected here with a menorial tablet inside in praise of Guang Yu.
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