Sunday, 1 October 2017

Summer Palace, an Imperial Garden in Beijing

The Summer Palace is a popular tourist destination and recreational park with wonderful monuments in Beijing

Tower of Buddhist Incense
This postcard was sent by Lily

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. - in:

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