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Other fortress-like gates surround the Summer Palace compound.  
   

Other fortress-like gates surround the Summer Palace compound.

In typical Chinese architecture, imposing gates guard various entrances to the Summer Palace.
#91 Teaching at Taizhou Teachers College, China (Empress Dowager CiXi's Summer Palace in Beijing)

January 10th 2008
One of Beijing's greatest and most beautiful historical attractions is the SUMMER PALACE, a short distance outside of China's Capitol. No photos can capture the vastness, beauty, and serenety of this idyllic summer hide-away for China's last royal dynasty. Though the construction and expansion of this unique World Heritage Site had been underway for hundreds of years, it would be the Empress Dow ... read more
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Chinese Flag For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
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