October 26 , 2014 | Author : Rose
Beijing is a flourishing city housing too many glorious scenic spots and wonders. As the most terrific royal garden, Old Summer Palace always attracts tourists for appreciating. Even though most of the treasures and scenic spots have been destroyed, tourists can find the history prints clearly!
Layout of Old Summer Palace
Old Summer Palace is also called Ruins of Yuanmingyuan. Located in the northwest of Beijing, this large scale imperial garden was first built in the year of 1709 during the reign of Emperor Kangxi in Qing Dynasty. Over the next 150 years of Qing Dynasty, this garden was expanded to be a large scale Chinese private pleasure garden for the emperors with a large scale area of 350 hectares. Being composed by three parts including Yuanmingyuan, Wanchunyuan and Changchunyuan, each part has its own features and theme. For the original appearance, there are hundreds of scenic spots established including halls, pavilions, chambers, kiosks, earth and rock hills, rivers and ponds and exotic flowers and grasses from different parts of the country.
Typical Architecture of Old Summer Palace
The Old Summer Palace's construction and horticulture of Yuanmingyuan is a harmonious blend of typical Chinese scenery and western architecture. For the most breathtaking scenic spots, it is indeed cannot count. For the brilliant construction and marvelous arrangements, Old Summer Palace is also called as the garden of gardens or Versailles of the East in Europe. What the most important is Old Summer Palace was also called imperial museum storing a large number of books, treasures and cultural artifacts.
Protection of Old Summer Palace
Even though most of the treasures and scenic spots are destroyed in 1860, under the protection of the relative officer, one park was established on the ruin site. Just for this, when tourists roaming in this area can imagine the former grandeur of Old Summer Palace from the crumbling walls and ruins. What the most important is that there is an opportunity for visitors to view the complete picture of Old Summer Palace in its heyday in the exhibition hall. The reconstruction picture of Yuanmingyuan and the translator will inspire all your ideas to Chinese ancient history and the past culture.
Deeply experience Chinese rooted culture, breathtaking sceneries and the marvelous architecture, join us to Old Summer Palace!