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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)

 Old Summer Palace - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Old Summer Palace is often associated with European-style palaces (Xi Yang Lou) built of stone.
Elgin intended the destruction of the palace as a way to punish the Emperor and the Qing Government, in retaliation for the imprisonment, torture, and murder of over 20 western prisoners of war, among them two British envoys who had been under protection of a flag of truce and a correspondent for The Times.
A partial copy of the palace was built recently in the southern city of Zhuhai, in Guangdong province, as an amusement park.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Old_Summer_Palace   (1343 words)

 Winter Palace - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Palace is now part of a group of magnificent buildings that is called the State Hermitage Museum which holds one of the world's greatest collections of art.
The assault of the Winter Palace by Bolshevik forces was the official milestone of the October Revolution.
Summer Palace - predecessor of the Winter Palace as the chief royal residence in St Petersburg
www.knowledgehunter.info /wiki/Winter_Palace   (310 words)

 Far East Asia; China; Summer Palace
Situated in the western outskirts of Haidian District, the Summer Palace is 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) from central Beijing.
The Summer Palace is the archetypal Chinese garden, and is ranked amongst the most noted and classical gardens of the world.
Entering the East Palace Gate, visitors may see the main palace buildings: the Hall of Benevolence and Longevity served as the office of the Emperor, the Hall of Jade Ripples where Guangxu lived, the Hall of Joyful Longevity, Cixi's residence, the Hall of Virtue and Harmony where Cixi was entertained.
www.beijingtrip.com /attractions/summer/intro.htm   (631 words)

 The Summer Palace
The Summer Palace is one of the largest and most famous royal residences existing in the world and, undoubtedly, one of the most beautiful.
The Summer Palace was constructed in 1750 for use by the emperor's temptresses of the Qing Dynasty.
The palace served as a summer villa, a garden for relaxation, and a summer palace where the emperor held court.
www.anniebees.com /China/China_9.htm   (592 words)

 Summer Palace
Summer Palace used to be called the Garden of Clear Ripples.
Summer Palace mainly consists of Kunming lake, Longevity Hill and the Long Corridor.
Summer Palace has two entrances, one is the East Palace Gate and the other is North Palace Gate.
www.beijingservice.com /summerpalace.htm   (313 words)

 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.
gtti.20m.com /Beijing/SummerPalace/the_summer_palace.html   (412 words)

 Summer Palace with photos- Beijing - China travel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The only buildings which survived at the Summer Palace were non-wooden structures such as the Bronze Pavilion on the hill, the Marble Boat and the Sea of Wisdom (a glazed-tile archway), which you may see during your visit to the garden.
Cixi moved to live in the Summer Palace in 1889, and Emperor Guangxu was imprisoned there by her after he launched an unsuccessful attempt at reform in 1898.
The Seventeen-Arch Bridge, the biggest bridge in the Summer Palace, is 150 meters long, 8 meters wide, connecting the Octagonal Tower in the east and the Island in the south.
www.cnhomestay.com /city/beijing/summer_palace.htm   (5431 words)

 The Summer Garden and Palace of Peter I
In the southern part of the Summer Garden was the Swan Lake (Karpiev Pond) with a multi-jet fountain in the middle, plus there were several reservoirs for the breeding of water fowl and various kinds of fish.
The palace was decorated with a frieze of 29 bas-reliefs by the German architect Andreas Schlüter, depicting scenes from ancient myths and victorious Russia's battles in the Severnaya (Northern) war.
The appearance of this sturdy fence was altered in the late 1860s when a chapel, commemorating the unsuccessful terrorist attempt to assassinate Alexander II in the Summer Garden on April 4th 1866, was built right in the face close to the entrance of the park.
www.nevsky-prospekt.com /summer.html   (1411 words)

 Summer Palace, an Imperial Garden in Beijing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Criterion i: The Summer Palace in Beijing is an outstanding expression of the creative art of Chinese landscape garden design, incorporating the works of humankind and nature in a harmonious whole.
Criterion ii: The Summer Palace epitomizes the philosophy and practice of Chinese garden design, which played a key role in the development of this cultural form throughout the east.
Criterion iii: The imperial Chinese garden, illustrated by the Summer Palace, is a potent symbol of one of the major world civilizations.
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 The Summer Palace 360-degree Virtual Tours and Maps - Beijing, China
Located 15 km northwest from the central city and occupying an area of about 300 hectares, the Summer Palace is associated with the Qing dynasty's dowager empress Cixi, but has a history of more than 800 years as an imperial garden dating back to the 1150s.
The corridor in the Summer Palace, over 700 meters long, is interspersed with a quartet of double-eave octagonal pavilions symbolizing each of the four seasons.
The Summer Palace is located 9 miles / 15 kilometres from the centre of Beijing.
www.thechinaguide.com /summer_palace   (565 words)

 Summer Palace : Pictures and Travel Information
What is most enjoyable about the Summer Palace however, is that it is simply a gorgeous place to relax, escape the smoke and crowds of the city and spend an afternoon walking.
Given the sheer size of the place (occupying an area of 290 acres) the Summer Palace is as vast as it is spectacular.
The Eastern Palace Gate is the main entrance to the Summer Palace and the arrival point where buses and taxis stop.
www.muztagh.com /beijing/summer-palace.htm   (392 words)

 St Petersburg City Guide : Destination Russia
The ensemble of the Summer Gardens and Peter Fs Summer Palace is a magnificent example of early 18th century Russian architecture and landscape gardening.
The strict, modest facades of the Summer Palace (1710-14, architects Domenico Trezzini and Andreas Schluter) are decorated with 29 basreliefs which extol Russia's naval glory.
In spite of the fact that the palace has undergone numerous reconstructions, the finish and decor of the vestibules, the oak stairs and the upper and lower kitchens have survived.
www.destinationrussia.com /htm/ctgspbsugarden1f.htm   (418 words)

 The Summer Palace, Beijing, China (400 photos)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Summer Palace is located on the western edge of Beijing, between the fourth and fifth ring roads, close to the western hills, 15km from central Beijing.
As its name implies, it was used as a summer residence by China's imperial rulers - as a retreat from the main imperial palace now known as the Palace Museum (or 'Forbidden City') - a pleasureground in the countryside, yet near to the city.
The Summer Palace is virtually a museum of traditional Chinese gardening that uses rocks, plants, pavilions, ponds, cobble paths and other garden styles to create a poetic effect between different scenes.
www.kinabaloo.com /sp1.html   (151 words)

 Summer Palace of Peter the Great in St. Petersburg, Russia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The palace had no heating and was intended for summer time, hence its name - the Summer Palace (Peter had a Winter Palace further down the Neva River) - and the park became known as the Summer Garden.
A two-story yellow palace was built in 1710-14, with 7 rooms on each floor.
After the Second World War the palace was carefully restored: the older interiors were recreated and a collection of early 18th-century artifacts, many originally owned by Peter the Great, was put on display.
www.cityvision2000.com /city_tour/summer.htm   (173 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
The summer palace is located in the north west corner of Beijing right next to Beijing University.
The focus of the Summer Palace is a huge lake with a long walkway circling it.
When you leave the summer palace, getting a taxi back can often be a problem, and so can traffic on the small roads leading out.
www.beijingtraveltips.com /trail/summerpalace/summer_palace.htm   (418 words)

 Architectural Style of Darius' Summer Palace Uncovered
Discovery of fl and white stones belonging to the quarries of Bolaghi Gorge near the summer palace of Darius indicate that such stones were used in decoration of this Achaemenid monument.
While the discovered pedestals of the palace had a circular shape, those of the balcony were squared shape and were 65 by 65 centimeters.
After the end of the first season of excavations in area no. 34 of Bolaghi Gorge, the architectural style and the plan of this Achaemenid summer palace were revealed to a large extent and archeologists hope to unearth and identify the other remains of this historical monument during their second season of excavations.
www.payvand.com /news/06/jun/1159.html   (613 words)

 Summer Palace, Beijing, China  -  Travel Photos by Galen R Frysinger, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Located in Haidian District, some 12 kilometers northwest of the downtown, the Summer Palace is the largest imperial garden in the world.
The initial construction of the Summer Palace began in 1750, commissioned by Emperor Qinglong as a gift for his mother's birthday.
The whole Summer Palace is divided into three parts: the administrative area, the residential area and the scenic area.
www.galenfrysinger.com /summer_palace_beijing_china.htm   (368 words)

 Beijing Travelogue, Summer Palace
On the third day, we hailed taxis to the waterfront Summer Palace- Beijing has 80,000 taxis and the fares are boldly displayed on the windows of the cabs.
Summer Palace is a favorite among tourists but on this day it was a might cold and rainy so we wandered through the Palace quite alone.
The Summer Palace was used by emperors for 800 years, but fell into disuse in the 18th century.
www.trekshare.com /index.cfm?p1=48&journalid=738   (368 words)

 Summer Palace
The Summer Palace was the last place for us to visit before ending our 30-day tour of China.
The palace was built in 1153 during the Jin Dynasty.
After burning down in 1860, the palace was rebuilt in 1888 by Empress Dowager Ci Xi with five million liang of silver from the navy funds because she said she could train the navy in the lake.
homepage.mac.com /awalter/Personal119.html   (379 words)

 Summer Palace, Beijing, Regent Tour China
The Summer Palace, Yiheyhun, is located in the northwest area of the city, and during the late Qing Dynasty was the summer retreat from Beijing's heat for the imperial family and court.
In 1900 the Summer Palace was damaged extensively once again during the Boxer Rebellion, but was rebuilt shortly after.
Other highlights are the many pavilions, palaces and halls in this twelve square mile complex, once the playground of the royal court.
www.regenttour.com /chinaplanner/pek/bj-sights-summer.htm   (192 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)

 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)

 Summer Palace- Beijing, China - VirtualTourist.com
Summer Palace: The Summer Palace - Palace of Jade Ripples
The development of the Summer Palace over the centuries is complicated, but fascinating, involving plenty of superstition, intrigue, wars and the decadence of the emperors.
Used by the emperor and his court in the summer, it is a complex of temples, gardens, monuments, corridors and small lakes.
www.virtualtourist.com /travel/Asia/China/Beijing_Shi/Beijing-1024960/Things_To_Do-Beijing-Summer_Palace-BR-1.html   (2022 words)

 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.
During the time of Peter the Great a small harbor was constructed next to the entrance to the palace, enabling the Tsar to sail right up to the front door of his residence.
www.saint-petersburg.com /museums/summer-palace.asp   (423 words)

 Chinese Architecture: Summer Palace, Beijing
The Palace began to assume its present shape during the reign of Emperor Qianlong who ruled in the late 18th century.
The layout is inspired by Taoist legends of immortal islands in the middle of misty lakes—the Chinese version of the Fountain of Youth myth.
The palace rotted for nearly fifty years, when it was restored soon after the Communist takeover.
www.orientalarchitecture.com /beijing/SUMMERPALACE.htm   (308 words)

 Kucuksu Summer Palace, Kucuksu Palace Istanbul   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Kucuksu Summer Palace was constructed under the supervision of Grand Vizier Divitdar Emin Mehmet Pasa for Sultan Mahmut I. The Palace, made entirely out of timber, was renovated by Mustafa III, Selim III and Mahmut II.
This wooden palace was torn down by Abdulmecid to be replaced by a stone version in 1856.
In 1983, the palace was opened to the public as a museum.
www.istanbulportal.com /istanbulportal/Kucuksu.aspx   (135 words)

 Summer Garden and Summer Palace of Peter the Great in St. Petersburg, Russia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Emperor Peter the Great's private palace was built by between 1710 and 1712 by St. Petersburg's most celebrated architect, Domenico Trezzini.
The small palace, built in the delightful Summer Garden, contains just 14 rooms and was the summer residence of Peter the Great and his family from 1712 until the Emperor's death in 1725.
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.cityvision2000.com /sightseeing/museums/summergarden.htm   (143 words)

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