Summer Palace

Summer Palace (Yíhé Yuán)

Summer Palace History The Summer Palace (Yíhé Yuán in Chinese meaning the Garden of Nurtured Harmony) is a palace dominated by the 60-meter-high (197 feet) Longevity Hill and the Kunming Lake. The building, constructed in 1750, covers an area of 70,000 square meters and contains a variety of palaces, gardens, and other structures. Notable structures […]

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Potala Palace

Potala Palace

The Potala Palace was built in 1645 by the fifth Dalai Lama (1617–1682). The palace takes its name from the holy mountain of the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, in southern India. Potala Palace History Potala Palace is built on top of a small rocky outcrop and is reached via stairs that zigzag up the hill. The greater

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