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It is one of the largest, best preserved, and most compelling royal gardens in
the world. The Summer Palace boasts many different garden and architectural styles of
China, yet the whole is harmonious.
The Summer Palace has numerous things to do and see. These are the most popular:
The Summer Palace's most famous object. It is neither marble nor boat. It
is permanently "docked" on the lake bed next to the shore and is made of stone
painted to look like marble.
walk that runs 728 meters (nearly a half mile) along the lake. Its ceiling and columns are lavishly painted
with 10,000 different landscape and animal scenes.
Gracefully shaped 200 year old marble bridge
of Benevolence & Longevity
Used for state receptions
On Kunming Lake
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