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a series of travel images from China, Beijing; the Summer Palacae is a vast complex of lakes, gardens and palaces dating from the Qing Dynasty (1644 tot 1912) It was the Imperial Garden during that period. It has been declared a Unesco World Heritage Site naming it 'a masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design'. It is situated to the north-west of Beijing city and it covers an expanse of 2.9 square kilometres. A bit further out is Fragrant Hills or Xiangshan Park, also a former imperial garden.
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Pictures of China - around Beijing - the Summer Palace - the Pavilion of Buddhist Virtue, Longevity Hill
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Pictures of China - around Beijing - the Summer Palace - Qing garden architecture
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Pictures of China - around Beijing - the Summer Palace - the Long Corridor
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Pictures of China - around Beijing - the Summer Palace - gate on Kunming Lake
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Pictures of China - around Beijing - the Summer Palace - Qing garden architecture
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Pictures of China - around Beijing - the Summer Palace - the Pavilion of Buddhist Virtue, Longevity Hill
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Pictures of China - around Beijing - the Summer Palace - decorations at the Long Corridor
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Pictures of China - around Beijing - the Summer Palace - the Garden of Harmonious Interest
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Pictures of China - around Beijing - the Summer Palace - local tourists dressed like an emperor
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Pictures of China - around Beijing - the Summer Palace - Seventeen Arch Bridge, Kunming Lake
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Pictures of China - around Beijing - the Summer Palace - huge volcanic rock
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Pictures of China - around Beijing - the Summer Palace - theatre pavilion of Empress Qixi
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Pictures of China - around Beijing - the Summer Palace - the Pavilion of Buddhist Virtue, Longevity Hill
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Pictures of China - around Beijing - the Summer Palace - marble boat, on Kunming Lake
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Pictures of China - around Beijing - the Summer Palace - Seventeen Arch Bridge, Kunming Lake
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Pictures of China - around Beijing - the Summer Palace - man-made Kunming Lake covers 2.2 square km.
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Pictures of China - around Beijing - the Summer Palace - theatre pavilion of Empress Qixi
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Pictures of China - around Beijing - the Summer Palace - the Pavilion of Buddhist Virtue, Longevity Hill
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Pictures of China - around Beijing - the Summer Palace - to be king for a day, tourist dressed as an emperor
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Pictures of China - around Beijing - the Summer Palace - a gate guarding the palace
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Pictures of China - around Beijing - the Summer Palace - the Pavilion of Buddhist Virtue, Longevity Hill
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Pictures of China - around Beijing - chairlift to the Fragrant Hills, or Xiangshan Park is a former imperial garden at the foot of the Western Hills
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Pictures of China - around Beijing - Fragrant Hills Park or Xiangshan Park is a former imperial garden at the foot of the Western Hills
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Pictures of China - around Beijing - soldiers and Buddhism, Fragrant Hills Park
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Pictures of China - around Beijing - the Fragrant Hills Park, (Xiangshan Park)