"Hall of Happiness & Longevity" Summer Palace Tip by cal6060

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  Hall of Happiness & Longevity, Summer Palace
by cal6060
 
  • Hall of Happiness & Longevity, Summer Palace - Beijing
      Hall of Happiness & Longevity, Summer Palace
    by cal6060
  • Hall of Happiness & Longevity, Summer Palace - Beijing
      Hall of Happiness & Longevity, Summer Palace
    by cal6060
  • Hall of Happiness & Longevity, Summer Palace - Beijing
      Hall of Happiness & Longevity, Summer Palace
    by cal6060
  • Hall of Happiness & Longevity, Summer Palace - Beijing
      Hall of Happiness & Longevity, Summer Palace
    by cal6060
  • Hall of Happiness & Longevity, Summer Palace - Beijing
      Hall of Happiness & Longevity, Summer Palace
    by cal6060
 

This is one of the popular places where the Chinese are curious to visit. It was the place where Empress Dowager Cixi stayed when she visited Summer Palace. This hall is gated together with decorative bronze deer, cranes and vases in front of the hall to represent universal peace. Trees and flowers such as magnolia, flowing crab apple and peony planted around the hall means to bring wealth and prestige to the home. Blue Iris Stone is decorated in front of the hall.

The signboard was written as:

"Built in 1750 during Emperor Qianlong's reign, this hall originally had two floors. Burned down by the Anglo-French Allied Force in Emperor Xianfeng's reign (1860), it was reconstructed in 1886 to serve as the living quarters for Emperor Dowager Cixi during her stay in the Summer Palace. "

In Chinese: 乐寿堂 ( Le Shou Tang)

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

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 30, 2011
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