Early spring beauty at the Summer Palace
                     English.news.cn | 2014-04-02 11:11:40 | Editor: chengyang

Situated in the northwest suburbs of Beijing, the Summer Palace is the largest and best-preserved royal garden, and one of the four most famous gardens in China. It was first built in 1750 and restored in 1886 as a summer resort for Empress Dowager Cixi after being destroyed during the Second Opium War in 1860.The Summer Palace landscape features a variety of palaces, gardens and other ancient-style architectural structures.[China.org.cn]

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