Summer Palace, an Imperial Garden in Beijing

The Summer Palace in Beijing ñ first built in 1750, largely destroyed in the war of 1860 and restored on its original foundations in 1886 ñ is a masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design. The natural landscape of hills and open water is combined with artificial features such as pavilions, halls, palaces, temples and bridges to form a harmonious ensemble of outstanding aesthetic value.

Date of Inscription: 1998

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Summer Palace

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