Fun Photo Friday — The Summer Palace


There is another imperial site in Beijing I’ve not yet shown you.  It’s the Summer Palace, and it dates back to 1750 and the Qianlong Emporer (1711-1799) of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912).

Emporer Qianong established the Summer Palace on 860 acres as a tribute to his mother Empress Dowager Chongqing on the occasion of her 60th birthday.

One of the more interesting structures is the Long Corridor — a wood-covered walkway that stretches some 2,388 feet/728 meters and which is adorned with over 14,000 paintings.

Here are this weeks favorite photographs of this wondrous garden and its opulent buildings and wooden walkway:

 

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