Palace lies 20 kilometers northwest of the center of Beijing. It is the largest
imperial garden in existence in China. The whole Summer Palace covers
an area of over 290 hectares including more than 3,000 buildings, such
as halls, pavilions, towers and so on. Summer Palace used to be called
the Garden of Clear Ripples.
parts of Summer Palace
Summer Palace mainly consists of Kunming lake , Longevity
Hill and the Long Corridor.
Hill, which can be divided into Front Hill and Rear Hill, is about
60 meters high.
Lake, which is man-made, is available for boat rides during much of
the year, and ice skates can be performed during the frozen winter
Long Corridor is 795 yards long and parallels the lake. It is the
longest walkway in the Chinese gardens with altogether over 14,000
traditional Chinese paintings on the
beams and crossbeams.
also can be divided into three parts, administration, residence and scenery browsing area.
administration area, taking Halls of Benevolence and Longevity as
its principal part, is the place where Cixi dealt with state affairs
and received officials.
area mainly consists of Hall of Jade Billows, Garden of Virtue and
Harmony, and Hall of Joyful Longevity.
Kunming Lake and Long cordial made up of the scenery browsing area.
The Summer Palace, on one hand, is a testimony to the
luxurious style of the feudal emperor,
and on the other hand, represents an apex in the development of Chinese
landscape gardening in terms of scale, layout, craftsmanship and artistic
entrances of Summer Palace
Summer Palace has two entrances, one is the East Palace Gate and the
other is North Palace Gate. Most visitors enter the garden from the
East Palace Gate.
Kunming Lake covers an area of 220 hectares, or three fourths of the
combined space of this summer resort. This natural lake is more than
3,500 years old.
Beijing Tour Routes Covers Summer Palace:
Photo of Summer Palace