Summer Palace (Yi He Yuan)


  • Caption
    View of Bridge
Date
1200-1886 (1st built early in the Jin dynasty);1750 (Garden of Clear Ripples was built);1860 (Gardens largely destroyed in war);1888 (Gardens restored);1900 (Gardens largely destroyed in war)
Location
Asia->China->Beijing Shi (municipality)->Beijing
Description
The Summer Palace, also called Yi He Yuan (Garden of Nurtured Harmony), is 15km from Beijing and is the best-preserved and the second largest royal garden in China.
Images from the collection of Jot Carpenter.
Style/Period
Qing Dynasty (1644 CE - 1912 CE)
Material
coniferous trees
deciduous shrubs
concrete
masonry
stone
earth