Jingming Garden of Yuquan Hill belongs to the cultural relics under the Beijing Municipal protection. It is located the west side of Kunming Lake of Summer Palace in Haidian District, northwest part of Beijing city. It covers 75 hectares and water area covers 13 hectares.
In Song Dynasty, a building named Lotus Palace, also named Yuquan Temporary Palace, which just like U.S.A president's annual holiday in other mansions except white house. In Ming dynasty, the upper Huayan Temple and the lower Huayan Temple were fabricated. In 1680, Kangxi, the emperor of Qing Dynasty established the royal temporary palace here, and originally named it Dengxin Garden. In 1692, he renamed it Jingming Garden. During the reign time of Emperor Qian Long, Jingming Garden was largely expanded and finally 16 Attractions in Jingming Garden were formed. It was the peak time of Jingming Garden. In the years of 1860 and 1900, Jingming Garden was twice fired by the Eurasian aggressors. After Qing Dynasty was overthrown, it was serving as the place of Yuquan Mountain Fizz-water Company but it was still opened as a tourist attraction.
After 1949, it was used by the governmental organs, and Jingming Garden got restored largely. In 2006, as the ancient architecture of Qing Dynasty, Jingming Garden was approved to be the sixth batch of important cultural relics under the state-level protection.
Transportation: take bus No. Special 5, 331, 563, 539 to get there
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