Thursday, April 26, 2007

Where is the largest garden in China?

In the Imperial Garden
Originally uploaded by Nagyman.

Summer Palace
Located in the western suburbs of Beijing, 20km from the city proper, the Summer Palace is the best-preserved and largest imperial garden in China and a classical park in the world, hence it enjoys a high reputatiion in the world.

Its main features are Longevity Hall, Kunming Lake, and various buildings. In Qing Dynasty, Summer Palace was divided into three areas for political affairs, daily life and sightseeing, respectively. Well designed, the park has the manificence of the architecture of north China, and the elegance of the architecture of south China. Summer Palace also holds tens of thousands of precious cultural relics. In 1998 it was included in the World Cultural Heritage List by teh UNESCO.

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