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.
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