Bat Hall

Bat Hall

 

 

Also known as the Bat Palace or Bat House, the Bat Hall is located at the northernmost of the Garden’s middle section. It includes five main rooms, three front and back rooms, two side rooms and corridors on its four sides, looking like a bat with two open wings. Therefore, it was named “Bat Hall”.

 

All the colored paintings on the ceilings and beams of the Hall depict mottled bamboos and were hand made by painters. This unique building with exquisite colored paintings is recognized as the only historic example of its kind. Shielded by the Garden’s rockery and the Mansion’s walls, it looks quiet and beautiful, and Prince Kung often discussed affairs of national defense and administration with other ministers. It was later used as the study of Puru (Pu Xinyu), grandson of Prince Kung and a famous calligrapher.

 

To its west is theBaopu Study.

 

 

Bat Hall

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