The Summer Palace, a 300-year-old royal garden in the western suburbs, is a good place for outings


Speaking of the Summer Palace, it's not simple. It was first built by Emperor Qianlong, who had a special love for the south of the Yangtze River. He built the Summer Palace according to the scenery of Hangzhou's West Lake (it was called Qingyi Garden at that time).

In recent years, Beijing's natural ecological environment is getting better and better, and there are more and more wild animals. The Shiqikong (17 holes) Bridge is especially beautiful under the peach blossom. Every spring, when peach blossom is in full bloom, it can be called the most beautiful scenery of the Summer Palace in spring. However, such gorgeous scenery is short and fleeting, which can only last for 1-2 weeks.

On the bank of Kunming Lake, you can look far at Wanshou mountain in the distance. It was originally called Wengshan Mountain. When Emperor Qianlong built the Summer Palace, it was renamed Wanshou Mountain. One of the most prominent buildings is the tall Foxiange (Buddhist Pavilion), which is also the landmark of the Summer Palace. However, the scenes we see today are all rebuilt by Empress Dowager Cixi after the destruction of the British and French allied forces!

If you want to enjoy the flowers in the Summer Palace, there are different scenes every month, peach blossoms in March, lilacs in April…Especially Empress Dowager Cixi's palace, where under the spring sky, white flowers and ancient red walls echo each other, is the most famous scenery in the Summer Palace.


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