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Summer Palace

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Summer Palace Located in the northwestern suburbs of Beijing city and built in 1750, the Summer Palace is the existing largest, best-preserved imperial garden in China and a fine example of imperial gardening art. It was constructed in the Qing Dynasty, and in 1998, the site was inscribed into the UNESCO's World Heritage List.

The Summer Palace mainly comprises Wanshou Hill that means longevity in Chinese, and Kunming Lake. While the hill accounts for a quarter of the park's total area and the lake occupies three quarters of its area. The palace major tourist spots includes Buddha's Fragrance Pavilion, 17-hole Bridge, Long Corridor, Stone Painted Boat, Beam-free Hall, Garden of Harmonious Delights, Deheyuan Theatre and Suzhou Street. The Summer Palace concentrates the beauty and essence of Chinese garden architecture and boasts a large collection of valuable cultural relics.