While the main attraction of Beijing in terms of architecture is the Forbidden City and Great Wall of China, there is a palace that leaves visitors speechless, not to be as gone as the other two sites just mentioned, given its great distance from downtown City and lower (but not unknown) popularity.
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The Summer Palace (Yi He Yuan), also known as the Garden of Health and Harmony was first built during the Qing Dynasty in 1750 by Emperor Quianlong. The same is located about 12 kilometers from downtown Beijing, and has nearly 300 acres surrounding a multitude of buildings that reach to the order of 3000, telling their pavilions, halls and kiosks. (más…)