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Beijing Tian Yimu - tablet pavilion
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Beijing Tian Yimu said that the gentle hut, the stone incense burner hut, located at Beijing Shijing Hill area green hills at the foot of the hill, pattern mouth avenue 80, north depending on coils Mt. Longshan, is apart from the ocean of the law temple the approximately 1 Chinese mile, is in the present nationwide scale the only preservation is completest, the specification to be highest, the carved stone finest Ming Dynasty court eunuch grave, builds in Ming Dynasty during multi-purpose all previous years, occupies a land area of the approximately 4000 square meters. Simultaneously is also our country seat of honor take the officials history as the theme special museum. Presently for district level Cultural relic preservation organ.

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