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Photo Essay: Beijing's Summer Palace Special

Beijing - After touring the famous sights of Beijing, I found China's Summer Palace the most beautiful and healthy place, nestled by a lake, river, hills, and forest. Explore its royal halls, gardens, and temple with me.

Photo Essay: Tour of Beijing Special

Beijing - After five months of teaching English in northeast China, I toured Beijing with a group of Chinese tourists and experienced the famous city's historic and modern wonders first-hand.

Beijing’s Summer Palace ‘The Garden of Health and Harmony’ Special

Beijing - Built around 1750 by Emperor Qianlong, the Summer Imperial Palace in Beijing is one of the largest and most beautifully landscaped estates and architectural complexes in China and one of the most elaborate examples of classical Chinese gardens.
 

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Creek and arch stone bridge next to a section of the 728 metre-long Long Corridor.
Creek and arch stone bridge next to a section of the 728 metre-long Long Corridor.
Past the formal halls  I got my first view of this bridge by the lake
Past the formal halls, I got my first view of this bridge by the lake
Longevity Hill  Summer Palace  Beijing. The main building on the center right is the Tower of Buddhi...
Longevity Hill, Summer Palace, Beijing. The main building on the center right is the Tower of Buddhist Fragrance. At the top of the hill is The Temple of the Sea of Wisdom. On the left center is The Marble Boat.
The Long Corridor extends for 728 metres among the trees by the lakeshore in front of Longevity Hill...
The Long Corridor extends for 728 metres among the trees by the lakeshore in front of Longevity Hill.
A bridge to an entrance of the Summer Palace  over a frozen river
A bridge to an entrance of the Summer Palace, over a frozen river
The Battle of Zhuxian County. This painting in the Long Corridor shows a scene from a decisive battl...
The Battle of Zhuxian County. This painting in the Long Corridor shows a scene from a decisive battle in the war between the Jin and the Song Dynasties. In the Battle of Zhuxian County, the Song army was nearly beaten, but the courage of its generals changed a near defeat into a victory.
The ornate gate by the hilltop temple
The ornate gate by the hilltop temple
Beijing s Summer Palace with its lake  hills  forests  and temple
Beijing's Summer Palace with its lake, hills, forests, and temple
Summer Palace  Beijing. The Tower of the Buddhist Fragrance seen from the gardens next to the Long C...
Summer Palace, Beijing. The Tower of the Buddhist Fragrance seen from the gardens next to the Long Corridor.
This lion seemed to be playing with his ball-like creature
This lion seemed to be playing with his ball-like creature
The royal boat dock
The royal boat dock
The Empress Dowager Ci Xi s Summer Palace was always a royal garden  but it became the summer reside...
The Empress Dowager Ci Xi's Summer Palace was always a royal garden, but it became the summer residence of the Emperor and the royal family during the Qing Dynasty. Built by Quianlong from 1749 to 1764, the Summer Palace is mainly a park, much of which is taken up by Kunming Lake (James Gormley, June 2001).
A courtyard with painted windows that look out onto the lake
A courtyard with painted windows that look out onto the lake
More stairs to the hilltop temple
More stairs to the hilltop temple
A gazebo in the Summer Palace forest
A gazebo in the Summer Palace forest
Looking through one of the windows
Looking through one of the windows
The Summer Palace with its lake  walkways  and temple of a thousand steps
The Summer Palace with its lake, walkways, and temple of a thousand steps
This dragon and phoenix guarded the Dowager Empress  Royal Hall
This dragon and phoenix guarded the Dowager Empress' Royal Hall
A tour group listens to the story of how Dowager Empress Cixi imprisoned the young Chinese Emperor i...
A tour group listens to the story of how Dowager Empress Cixi imprisoned the young Chinese Emperor in this courtyard
Gate to the bridge that leads to the royal docks
Gate to the bridge that leads to the royal docks