Beijing China - Summer Palace

 

 

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Yi He Yuan, or the Summer Palace, is one of the outstanding royal garden in Beijing. It is comprised of ancient buildings as well as formal gardens and is a virtual museum of traditional Chinese gardening.

The Summer Palace was first named the Garden of Clear Ripples, which was destroyed by the allied forces of Great Britain and France in 1860. Reconstruction started 25 years later and was completed in 1895, and the name was changed to Yiheyuan The Garden of Good Health and Harmony. The design gives prominence to the Longevity Hill and the Kunming Lake. 

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