The Summer Palace is a vast ensemble of lakes, gardens and palaces in Beijing, China. The Summer Palace is mainly dominated by Longevity Hill and the Kunming Lake. It covers an expanse of 2.9 square kilometres, three-quarters of which is water. *Wikipedia
The Summer Palace was included on the World Heritage List by the UNESCO in 1998.
UNESCO states that " Summer Palace is a masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design. The natural landscape of hills and open water is combined with artificial features such as pavilions, halls, palaces, temples and bridges to form a harmonious ensemble of outstanding aesthetic value."
My big brother and I spent almost a day in Summer Palace. There were so much attraction to see in this side of Beijing. We admired the arched bridges, explored numerous attractive gardens. We also adored several buildings with striking architecture and witnessed magnificent rivers and streams.
We did a lot of walking for hours. I managed to do photo snapshots and found myself stopping and pausing because there were so much wonderful views which amazed me. Everything around it was a pleasure to see and behold.
|with GARY, my big bro|