" Summer Palace" China Things to Do Tip by Onedragon

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  • THE LAKE - China
      THE LAKE
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  • Side view of the Lake - China
      Side view of the Lake
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  • The Lake - China
      The Lake
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  • Other side the Lake - China
      Other side the Lake
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  • Entering onto the Summer Palace - China
      Entering onto the Summer Palace
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I still think it is large enough to call it a resort !!!!One has to venture all around that amazing lake. It is a new dimension as one goes around that palace !!!!!!
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The Summer Palace in Beijing ? first built in 1750, largely destroyed in the war of 1860 and restored on its original foundations in 1886 ? is a masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design. The natural landscape of hills and open water is combined with artificial features such as pavilions, halls, palaces, temples and bridges to form a harmonious ensemble of outstanding aesthetic value This place was really fun to venture around at!!! !! A place that one could spend time and see so much that you wouldn't have realized existed there.....

Directions: I again took a # 15 bus for 1 rmb to the bus terminal and then transfered to a # 332 bus for also 1 rmb that went right onto the grounds of the Summer Place

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  • Updated Feb 1, 2009
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