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Scenic spots(旅游景点)Introduction of scenic spots

The Summer Palace(颐和园)

The Summer Palace, formerly known as the garden of clear ripples, is located in the western outskirts of Beijing. It is based on kunming lake, wanshou mountain as the site, to the west lake in hangzhou as the blueprint, from the jiangnan garden design techniques and built a large landscape garden, is also the most complete preservation of a royal palace garden, known as the "royal garden museum", is also a national key tourist attractions.

Before emperor qianlong of the qing dynasty took over the throne, four large imperial gardens were built in the western suburbs of Beijing. In the 15th year of qianlong's reign (1750), emperor qianlong used 4.48 million taillons of silver to change it into a garden of clear ripples, which formed a royal garden area of 20 kilometers from present qinghua garden to fragrant hill. In the tenth year of xianfeng (1860), qingyi garden was burned down by the anglo-french allied forces. Guangxu 14 years (1888) reconstruction, renamed the Summer Palace, as summer recreation. Guangxu twenty-sixth year (1900), the Summer Palace was destroyed by the "eight allied forces", the treasures were looted. After the fall of the qing dynasty, the Summer Palace was destroyed again during the period of warlord warfare and kuomintang rule.

On March 4, 1961, the Summer Palace was announced as one of the first batch of national key cultural relics protection sites, and the chengde summer resort, humble administrator's garden and lingering garden were also announced as four famous gardens in China. In November 1998, it was listed in the world heritage list. On May 8, 2007, the Summer Palace was officially approved by the national tourism administration as a 5A tourist attraction. In 2009, the Summer Palace was selected as the largest existing imperial garden in China by the China world records association.

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