"The New Summer Palace" Summer Palace Tip by roamer61
Summer Palace, Beijing: 311 reviews and 620 photos
This is where the emperors went to in order to escape the heat of the summer. Twice destroyed in the 19th century by the European Powers, it was rebult by the Empress Dowager Cixi.
The Palace is situated around Kunming Lake, just north of Central Beijing. here, one can see the numerous temples and pavillions as well as the living quarters of the emperor and empress.
Most notable is the extravagant Long Corridor. It is the longest such structure built and it is decorated with numerous paintings taken from chinese stories of the era. There is also a small island reached by bridge and boats.
The whole place is expansive and requires at least several hours. Admission is charged and there is a seperate admission for the boats. During the warmer months, one can rent pedal boats.
Address: Northwest of Beijing
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