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Above the Yangshan Hall is the "Rain Rolling Tower" with its name derived from the Tang Dynasty poet Wang Bo's poem. A verse of it reads "At dusk the pearl-curtain rolls up the rain drifting from Western Hill." It is true that on the four sides of the hall there used to be pearl-curtains, which gave off a kind of rain-like sound against the wind. While enjoying, in the hall, the excellent views of the rockery and pond full of lotus blossoms and goldfish, visitors seem to hear the sound of rain, thus feeling carried away by the poetic surrounding with mountains in the rain.
There is a beautiful lotus pond. Across the pond is a bridge with a pavilion in the middle which is called the Mid-Lake Pavilion. It was rebuilt in 1784 and was converted into a teahouse 80 years ago. The old teahouse is one of the most famous in Shanghai, and was visited by Queen Elizabeth II and Bill Clinton among others.