"Hall of Benevolence & Longevity" Summer Palace Tip by Willettsworld

Summer Palace, Beijing: 311 reviews and 620 photos

This used to be a throne hall for handling state affairs. The building was burnt down in 1860 and rebuilt in 1886. Its name was taken from a Confucius doctrine - those who are benevolent can enjoy longevity. This is where Empress Dowager Cixi and Emperor Guangxu held court and administered state affairs. It is installed with the earliest electric light in China!

Phone: +86 10 6288 1144
Website: http://www.summerpalace-china.com

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  • Written Aug 9, 2009
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