Growing in front of the Hall of Imperial Peace (Qin’andian) is the Lianli Cypress. The intertwined branches of two, 400 year old trees are also called the Consort Pine. They symbolize the everlasting harmony between the emperor and empress. Locals affectionately call it the Wedding Tree. The recently engaged come to pray for a happy and long marriage. There is always a long line of couples – both believers and tourists – waiting to photograph themselves in a tender embrace.