It’s about a whole week since i came back from beijing, and it’s definitely a busy week, crazy busy. business stuff have kept coming one by one, i almost had no time to post any thing, no time to work out, no time to hang out obviously, it’s enough, i can’t take it any more. so i decided to post, to work out, and to hang out tonight, absolutely, enjoy myself.
i got some pictures about the summer palace when i was in beijing. it’s a beautiful and huge park now, with allot water, so katy i think you will like it. And maybe the pics will remind you of Kongfu panda 😀
The summer palace is in western outskirts of Beijing, the Summer Palace is 10 kilometers from the central city. It is China’s leading classical garden which enjoys a worldwide reputation. The Summer Palace was opened to the public in 1924 and included in the UNESCO world heritage list in 1998. A whole day is needed to view it in detail.
the construction of the summer palace first started in 1750. at that time, the qing dynasty was in its heyday and china was a powerful asian country with vast territories. the monarch in power then was emperor qianlong. with supreme power and large sums of money, he summoned skillful and ingenious artisans from all over the country to carry out this construction work in honor of his mother `s birthday. after 15 years and one seventh of the nation` s annual revenue spent, the garden of clear ripples was completed and served as a testimony to china` s scientific and technological achievements. in 1860, this vast royal garden was burnt down along with the yuanming yuan (garden of perfection and brightness) by england-french allied forces (robbers, they robbed the jewellery, the treasure, the good stuff and burnt the garden). in 1888, empress dowager cixi reconstructed the garden on the same site and renamed it the garden of nurtured harmony (summer palace). characterized by its vast scope and rich cultural embodiments, the summer palace has become one of the most famous tourist sites in the world.