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The Summer Palace at Dusk, Stunningly Beautiful

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  The Summer Palace is located on the western edge of Beijing, between the fourth and fifth ring roads, close to the western Fragrant Hills, 12km from central Beijing.

 

  As its name implies, the Summer Palace was used as a summer residence by China's imperial rulers - as a retreat from the main imperial palace now known as the Palace Museum (or 'Forbidden City') - a pleasure-ground in the countryside, yet near to the city.

 

  Dispite naming as the "Summer" Palace, it is even more beautiful at dusk in winter.

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the summer palace beijing travel

the summer palace beijing travel

 

Kunming Lake

the summer palace beijing travel

the summer palace beijing travel

 

The Bronze Ox

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The Tower of Fragrant Buddha on top of the Longevity Hill

the seventeen arch bridge

THE SUMMER PALACE

 

The Seventeen-Arch Bridge