3 Facts about the Long Corridor at the Summer Palace2016-07-06 11:13:54Share:
Longest covered promenade
The Long Corridor in the Summer Palace in Beijing, China, runs for 728m 2388ft and is built entirely of wood and divided by crossbeams into 273 sections. The Long Corridor's crossbeams, as well as the ceiling and side pillars, have over 10,000 paintings of famous Chinese landscapes, episodes from folk tales, flowers and birds.
How many paintings are there on Long Corridor in the Summer Palace?
There are over 14000 paintings, and their contents include landscape, flowers, birds, fish and insects, personal stories, etc. The figure paintings wherein are all based on Chinese classical literatures.
What are in those paintings?
The beams of the Long Corridor are painted with colored human figure, landscapes, and flowers and birds, all very delicate, vivid, and true to life. The most fascinating of them are the over 200 paintings depicting historical figures, folk tales, myths, legends, and stories from classical novels and historical records. These works are rich in content, covering the 5,000-year history of China.
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