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  Old Summer Palace - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A pavilion in the ruins of the Old Summer Palace
The Old Summer Palace is often associated with European-style palaces (Xi Yang Lou) built of stone.
A partial copy of the palace was built recently in the southern city of Zhuhai, in Guangdong province, as an amusement park.
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 Summer Palace - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Summer Palace is mainly dominated by Longevity Hill (60 meters high) and the Kunming Lake.
The palace complex suffered two major attacks -- during the Anglo-French allied invasion of 1860 (with the Old Summer Palace also ransacked at the same time), and during the Boxer Rebellion, in an attack by the eight allied powers in 1900.
It served as a summer resort for Empress Dowager Cixi, who diverted 30 million taels of silver, said to be originally designated for the Chinese navy (Beiyang Fleet), into the reconstruction and enlargement of the Summer Palace.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Summer_Palace   (601 words)

 Palace   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The original palaces on the Palatine Hill were the seat of the imperial power, while the capitol on the Capitoline Hill was the seat of the senate and the religious nucleus of Rome.
Speakers of English think of the "Palace of Versailles" because it was the residence of the King of france, and the king was the source of power, though the building has always remained the Château de Versailles for the French, and the seat of government under the ancien regime remained the Palais du Louvre.
Schönbrunn Palace, the summer residence of the Austrian monarchs
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 China travel lodge - The Summer Palace
The Summer Palace in Beijing – first built in 1750, largely destroyed in the war of 1860 and restored on its original foundations in 1886 – is a masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design.
Located in the suburb of Beijing, The Summer Palace was formerly an imperial garden and palace for the Qing emperors.
The Summer Palace is an outstanding example of Chinese imperial garden, and a potent symbol of one of the major world civilizations.
www.travellodge.info /cityattraction/summer-palace.htm   (199 words)

 Summer Palace, an Imperial Garden in Beijing - World Heritage Site - Pictures, info and travel reports
In 1860 this Old Summer Palace was stormed and mostly demolished by western troops due to the Second Opium War.
Although the summer palace was destroyed by foreign army, another palace called Yuenmingyuen was located opposite to the summer palace.
Whilst parts of the Palace were disgracefully vandalised by Anglo-French forces, it is interesting to note that more recent damage, from the Cultural Revolution (mainly the damage to the Buddhist section) is unrestored (and the blame unapportioned).
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 summer palace   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Summer Palace is the largest and best-preserved royal garden in China.
The Summer Palace covers a vast area of 294 hectares, which three quarters are water.
The Summer Palace has two entrances, one is the East Palace Gate and the other is the North Palace Gate.
www.arches.uga.edu /~julie/edit6190/project/project1/summerp.htm   (172 words)

 R Todd King: China Photos 2004 - Beijing
The story of the Old Summer Palace - Yuanmingyuan, the Garden of Perfect Splendor - is the story of China’s sad encounters with the West during the 19th century.
The reason all these photographs were taken in the European Palaces section, even though it makes up only a small fraction of the Old Summer Palace, is because all the Chinese structures throughout the rest of Yuanmingyuan were burned to the ground.
The one restored structure in the European Palaces section is the Labyrinth - a European-style maze - and the Western-style pavilion at its center.
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 The Summer Palace
The Summer Palace was first named the Garden of Clear Ripples, which was burnt down by the allied forces of Great Britain and France in 1860.
The Summer Palace's life of leisure was first interrupted by British troops, who marched on Beijing in 1860, during the second Opium War.
In 1873 the Empress Dowager Cixi (a nasty ole b____) began rebuilding the Summer Palace for her retirement, and renamed it Yiheyuan -- Garden of Peace and Harmony in Old Age.
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 Day 21, Wednesday, July 29, 1998
These palaces are incredible in their size and the pleasures that they offer for visitors.
As we entered the palace, we found the Benevolence and Longevity Hall where it was said that the emperor greeted his guests.
He, too, was visiting the Palace with his grandfather, enjoying the freedom in the large courtyard as his nimble feet allowed him to maneuver; his buttocks bumping in rhythm to his bunny hops.
www-rcf.usc.edu /~cwei/day21.html   (1044 words)

 Gallery - Old Summer Palace
Yuanmingyuan, the old summer Palace, was first named the Garden of Clear Ripples, which was burnt down by the allied forces of Great Britain and France in 1860.
Reconstruction started 25 years later and was completed in 1895, and the name was changed to Yiheyuan, the Summer Palace (Garden of Good Health and Harmony).
The old summer palace was retained as a memory to the history that all Chinese will never forget how the foreign powers had ruined China in the past.
www.index-china-travel.com /g-ospalace.html   (199 words)

 Archived conservation news articles on Summer Palace
Inside the Summer Palace of the Dalai Lama, in the retreat called Norbulinka, enclosed in a glass case, was a three-foot, gold gilt statue of a fierce diety...
Summer Palace, and each of them will also be invited to a local household to feel the warmth of an integral family, an official with the committee said.
Situated in the western suburbs of Lhasa, Norbuglinkha was built in the middle of the 18th century and served as the summer palace of the Dalai Lamas.
conservation.mongabay.com /news/Summer_Palace.htm   (12427 words)

 Summer Palace
As the temporary abode for the emperors of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), the palace actually shares the same fame as that of the Summer Palace.
And with his contract due to expire in the summer, Palace fans would be forgiven for feeling a little nervous – however, Routledge insists he is going nowhere...
The basement area was used as summer palace in the period of kings and has beautiful arches and intricate fresco work.
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 Norbulingka - Summer Palace of the Dalai Lamas
Norbulingka - Summer Palace of the Dalai Lamas
The New Summer Palace, which was built by the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, lies in the north part of the palace grounds.
Murals on the walls inside the palace are vivid and delicate, with the most famous being that of Sakyamuni and his eight disciples.
www.warriortours.com /cityguides/tibet/lhasa/norbulingka.htm   (338 words)

 Travelocity.com: Destination Guides: Beijing
This expanse of elaborate Qing-style pavilions, bridges, walkways, and gardens, scattered along the shores of immense Kunming Lake, is the grandest imperial playground in China, constructed from 1749 to 1764.
The palace is most often associated with the Empress Dowager Cixi, who made it her full-time residence.
Exploring the Summer Palace--This park covers roughly 290 hectares (716 acres), with Kunming Lake in the south and Longevity Hill (Wanshou Shan) in the north.
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 The Ultimate Old Summer Palace Dog Breeds Information Guide and Reference
Also known to be one of the largest museums in the world, the Imperial Gardens were entirely destroyed by British troops in 1860.
The designers of these structures, the Jesuit Giuseppe Castiglione and the French Catholic priest Michael Benoist, were employed by Emperor Qianlong to satisfy his taste for exotic buildings and objects.
The Old Summer Palace is located north of Peking University and east of the Summer Palace.
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 The Summer Palace of Emperor Peter the Great in St. Petersburg
Unlike the old palaces of 17th century Muscovy, this palace has a high roof and large windows, which let plenty of natural light into the interior.
Although many of the palace's interiors were redesigned in the 18th and the 19th centuries, they were all meticulously restored to their former glory soon after the end of WWII.
A rather overgrown park filled with marble statues and park pavilions now surrounds the Summer Palace, but in the early 18th century, the garden was much more formal and was filled with trimmed trees and bushes (collected from all over Europe), fountains and even a grotto.
www.saint-petersburg.com /museums/summer-palace.asp   (423 words)

 DePaul University School of CTI - Topics in Global IT : China Trip
The area of the Old Summer Palace is extremely large (350 hectares) and is located 5km northwest of Beijing.
The Old Summer Palace was built in the 18th and early 19th century.
The architecture of the Old Summer Palace was very European and resembles that of many European palaces.
facweb.cs.depaul.edu /china/culture/tosp.asp   (186 words)

 Travel Channel :: Fodor's Guides :: Beijing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
It was not until the Qing that the Summer Palace took on its present form.
Empress Dowager Cixi retired to the Summer Palace in 1889, and nine years later, after the failure of his reform movement, imprisoned her nephew, Emperor Guangxu, on the palace grounds, reclaiming control of the government.
Although the palace area along Kunming Lake's north shore is usually crowded, the less-traveled southern shore near Humpbacked Bridge is an ideal picnic spot.
travel.discovery.com /destinations/fodors/bejing/sightsacts_30981_1.html   (581 words)

 Gallery - Summer Palace
Yiheyuan, the Summer Palace (Garden of Good Health and Harmony), situated in the northwestern suburbs of Beijing, it is the most perfectly preserved imperial garden with the largest amount of man-made landscapes and architectures.
It was rebuilt in 1895 after the Old Summer Palace was burned down by Britain and French in 1860.
The octagonal,3-storied and quadruple-eaved wood-constructed, Pavilion of the Fragrance of Buddha is the highest and largest grand architecture in Summer Palace.
www.index-china-travel.com /g-spalace.html   (278 words)

 Archived conservation news articles on Summer Palace
The Potala Palace and the Norpu Lingka Palace are the winter palace and the summer palace of Dalai Lama, the Buddha incarnate in Tibet.
Throughout the town, from the summer palace of the family—Madhav Vilas Palace—to the intricate chhatris built by the various Scindia rulers, the Scindia...
This mansion was His Majesty's summer palace, the Munthaturattanaroj Residence, dismantled from the Chonburi province and reassembled in Bangkok.
conservation.mongabay.com /files/Summer_Palace.htm   (6352 words)

 Summer Palace- Beijing, China - VirtualTourist.com
The palace complex is divided into four areas—temples, places for strolling and contemplation, official greeting areas, and residences.
Apperently much of the summer palace was damaged during the second opium war, and Empress Cixi began repairing the palace with money earmarked for a modern navy.
The Summer Palace is where the Emperors, the Eunuchs, the Concubines and the whole gang sailed to when the Summer heat made the "Forbidden City" uncomfortable.
www.virtualtourist.com /travel/Asia/China/Beijing_Shi/Beijing-1024960/Things_To_Do-Beijing-Summer_Palace-BR-7.html   (1196 words)

 Travel To China - Summer Palace
The Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) is a palace in Beijing, China.
The initial construction of the Summer Palace began in 1750.
It was ransacked, together with the Old Summer Palace in 1860 by French and British troops during the second Opium War.
www.goingtochina.com /attractions/Summer_Palace.htm   (166 words)

 #21 The Summer Palace and missing German - Found!
This sight is just north and a little east of the Summer Palace we are visiting…(please note that the added text of the title of the article and the ending information puts this summer palace in the wrong location, it is not on Kunming Lake).
The most famous in a tourist’s mind is the Summer Palace in northwest Beijing, (circa 13th century) which has been fully restored after two destructions by the same English-French invaders, insider pilfering by the Kuomintang Nationalists, and sheer neglect.
The “Old Summer Palace”, the one mentioned in the article above was sacked but never restored.
www.travelblog.org /Asia/China/Beijing/blog-20752.html   (2050 words)

 Old Summer Palace | Beijing Sights & Activities | Fodor's Online Travel Guide
Once a grand collection of palaces, this complex was the emperor's summer retreat from the 15th century to 1860, when it was looted and systematically blown up by British and French soldiers.
Beijing has chosen to preserve the vast ruin as a "monument to China's national humiliation." Beijing students take frequent field trips to the site and (encouraged by their teachers, no doubt) scrawl patriotic slogans on the rubble.
A large lake, ideal for summer boating or winter ice-skating, is in the center of the grounds.
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 Travel To China - Old Summer Palace
The Old Summer Palace (yuan ming yuan, the Perfection and Brightness Garden) was a palace in Beijing, China.
The Summer Palace was also ransacked, but was later rebuilt by Empress Dowager Cixi.
A partial copy of the palace was built recently in the southern city of Zhuhai, in Guangdong province.
www.goingtochina.com /attractions/Old_Summer_Palace.htm   (136 words)

 eBay - summer palace, Postcards Paper, Prints items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
China Old Postcard PAGODA in Summer Palace near PEKING
Dando and the Summer Palace by Ronald Bassett (1972)
Summer Palace 1981 HB w/DJ & Slipcover China 1st Ed.
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 China Travel News :: Old Summer Palace renovation work nearly completed   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Renovation work of the Old Summer Palace (Yuanmingyuan), which frequently aroused public attentions these days, is nearly at its end.
Reporters at site saw Thursday that the bottoms of the Fuhai Lake, Changchun Lake and Yichun Lake in the palace were filled with clay and the baffle around the construction site had been put aside.
The plastic film at the entrance of the Yichun Lake is kept as it is. The whole renovation work is almost completed and visitors to the Old Summer Palace can row boat on the lake at the National Day holidays.
www.chinatravel.com /china-travel-guides/china-travel-news/china-travel-news-2005/china-travel-news-2005-9/old-summer-palace-renovat.shtml   (205 words)

 Chinese Architecture: Old Summer Palace, Beijing
The Old Summer Palace lies in total ruin, blasted into fragments by the Anglo-French invasion force during the 1860 Opium War.
A bit of history: The palace was first surveyed in the 12th century and had
During our visit we met with the director of restoration (left, on image 1) who surveyed the palace during the turmoil of the Cultural Revolution.
www.orientalarchitecture.com /beijing/OLDSUMMERPALACE.htm   (161 words)

 Yuanmingyuan- Beijing, China - VirtualTourist.com
Water is an everpresent feature of the Old Summer Palace, and you cannot walk far before you find another creek, lake or canal, winding around pavilions, mounds, forested glades and great swathes of grassland.
The Old Summer Palace (yuanmingyuan) was the destroyed by 8 allied forces in an effort during the Opium war to force China under the Dowager Empress Cixi to open to trade.
Yuanmingyuan: The Old Summer Palace - Yuan2 ming2 Yuan2 Yi2 zhi3
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