The Summer Palace (颐和园 Yíhéyuán in Chinese, meaning "Garden of Nurtured Harmony") is a huge garden in the west of Beijing around the Kunming lake (昆明湖 kūnmíng hú in Chinese) with several palaces, temples and pavilions. The highest elevation in the Summer Palace park is the Longevity Hill (万寿山 Wànshòu Shān in Chinese), a 60 m high hill. The Summer Palace covers an area of 2.9 km², three quarters of which are taken by the lake. The palaces, temples and other structures in the Summer Palace were built between 1750 and 1902. The Summer Palace has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1998.
01 Entrance area 02 Green gold emblem 03 Hall of nourishing pleasures 04 Banxilou make-up building 05 Banxilou make-up building
06 Great Stage 07 Theatre 08 Great Stage threatre
09 Courtyard 10 Hall 11 Chinese building facade 12 Door
13 Path to Longevity Hill 14 Tower of Buddhist Incense 15 Tower of Buddhist Incense 16 Tower of Buddhist Incense 17 Tourists in traditional dress 18 Passage
19 Pavilions and Kunming lake 20 Zhuanlunzang complex 21 Long corridor 22 Long corridor 23 Red pillars
24 Chinese building 25 Kunming lake
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