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The summer Palace (Palace)

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Summer Palace - amazing spacious Park complex consisting of residential buildings, temples and pavilions that stretch along the shores of the artificial lake. The Palace is situated 20 km from the capital Beijing.

This Palace is recognized as an excellent example of a harmonious combination of imagination with functionality. Pavilions, ceremonial halls, walkways and bridges take a kind of backdrop for the scenic landscape, and many temples and altars offer the peace.

Under Summer Palace designated a vast territory with total area of Park Palace — about 290 hectares. All the buildings of the Palace complex, considered to be the main, concentrated in the Northern part of the Park. Just South of the Mountains of Longevity is a lake Kunminghu.

The Park can be divided into two parts: the Park and Palace. After passing through the main gate of the Park, you will be in the pavilion Sensodyne, where once was placed the residence of the Empress Tsys and her son Guangxu. The East side is a theater complex Dhawan and the West gallery, the total length of 728 m.

Overall, the Park has more than 3000 buildings. Each of the architectural groups has its own characteristics.

The Palace includes three landscape area: a natural lake and hill, Palace ensembles. The mountain Licuanan come to the Palace as a long-range plan. Here the natural landscape organically connected with artificial garden and Park ensemble, in consequence of which the Palace stands as a remarkable example of local landscape art.

Hiking area of the Palace Park, which is also its special points of interests consists of mountains, Wanshoushan, lake Kunming, created in the image of the lake in Hangzhou West lake and the mountains, Houshang and lake Houhu.

One of the most important buildings of the Palace ensemble — the temple of Pasanga rising in the middle of the mountains, Wanshoushan. Here, on the dam, Seeley, is 6 bridges. The most amazing among them is the Jade bridge.

The Dundee dam on the East side is connected with the dam in the West. Its Central part is a bridge of 17 arches, stone pillars of the bridge is decorated with 564 of the lion.

The summer Palace acts as the residence and at the same time a garden for the emperors of China. The lake also played a crucial role in the water system of the city of Beijing as it was going on boat service between the capital and its surroundings.