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Summer Palace – Beijing
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Summer Palace – Beijing

The Summer Palace was an imperial garden and a summer retreat in the Qing dynasty. It is a vast complex of palaces, lakes and parks in the north-west part of modern day Beijing. Two most recognisable features of this beautiful place are the Longevity Hill and the Kunming Lake. The palace covers 2.9km², of which three quarters is water. The Longevity Hill is approximately 60m high and has many buildings ...


I first visited Beijing in 2009. My second visit was in June 2016. By then, I had very vague memories of Beijing and I was very excited to visit the Chinese capital again. Formerly known as Peking, it is the world's second most populous city proper, with the population of 21.7 million in 2017. Beijing is rich in history. It has been a political, cultural and educational centre of China for much of the past ...
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