This pavilion, elaborately decorated with ceramic mosaics,
faces a square-shaped pond with a lovely rock-garden. Left of the pavilion stands the Tu
Phuong Vo Ngu Pavilion (Pavilion of No Worry) and right of it is the Hoa Nhat Thu
Truong Gallery (Gallery of the Nourishing Sun). On the left of the Bat Phong
Pavilion (Pavilion open to Eight Directions) is a small structure called the Luc Tri Than
Thong Belvedere and on the right is the Than Tu Room (Morale Improving Room).
North of it is the Luc Giac (Hexagonal) Pavilion with
Trach Trung Tasist Temple (Temple of Just Conduct) on the left. In front of this temple is
the Duc Vien House (House of Full Virtue). Bridges and galleries are together connected,
lakes and ponds smoothly flow into one another in a very poetic scenery.
The Royal Library was the only monument left undamaged in the
Forbidden Citadel after the reoccupation of Hue by French troops in