Enjoy Recovery Appearance of the Old Summer Palace2016-01-05 10:39:14Share:
Beijing is a flourishing city housing too many glorious scenic spots and wonders. As the most terrific royal garden, the Old Summer Palace in Haidian District always attracts tourists for appreciating. Even though most of the treasures and scenic spots have been destroyed, tourists can find the history prints clearly!
Old Summer Palace is also called Ruins of Yuanmingyuan. Located in the northwest of Beijing, this large scale imperial garden was first built in the year of 1709 during the reign of Emperor Kangxi in Qing Dynasty. Over the next 150 years of Qing Dynasty, this garden was expanded to be a large scale Chinese private pleasure garden for the emperors with a large scale area of 350 hectares.
Being composed by three parts including Yuanmingyuan, Wanchunyuan and Changchunyuan, each part has its own features and theme. For the original appearance, there are hundreds of scenic spots established including halls, pavilions, chambers, kiosks, earth and rock hills, rivers and ponds and exotic flowers and grasses from different parts of the country.
The Old Summer Palace's construction and horticulture of Yuanmingyuan is a harmonious blend of typical Chinese scenery and western architecture. For the most breathtaking scenic spots, it is indeed cannot count. For the brilliant construction and marvelous arrangements, Old Summer Palace is also called as the garden of gardens or Versailles of the East in Europe. What the most important is Old Summer Palace was also called imperial museum storing a large number of books, treasures and cultural artifacts.
Even though most of the treasures and scenic spots were destroyed in 1860, under the protection of the relative officer one park was established on the ruin site. When tourists roaming in this area can imagine the former grandeur of Old Summer Palace from the crumbling walls and ruins. What’s more important is that there is an opportunity for visitors to view the complete picture of Old Summer Palace in its prime in the exhibition hall. The reconstruction picture of Yuanmingyuan and the translator will inspire you, and take you back in time.
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