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Summer Palace  

Summer Palace

Summer Palace & the Marble Boat

February 20th 2007
The Summer Palace is the place where the Emperor came to evade the heat in the Forbidden City in the summer. From the hilltop perch, the Emperor could survey the imperial navy drills. The palace itself is constructed on a 60 meters high hill, named Longevity Hill. It consists of different temples, gardens, lakes, pavilions and corridors. Beside the hill there is also a lake, called the Kunming ... read more
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