PEr FYI

September 28, 2010

Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), Beijing…a yawn compared to Great Wall or Forbidden City

Filed under: China, Sight seeing, Tour, Travel — Tags: , , , , — PEr @ 9:27 pm

Located at the outskirts of Beijing, the Summer Palace is one of the Emperor’s summer retreats.  The Empress Dowager Ci’xi started to spend every summer here hence the name, the Summer Palace.

The marketplace lends a folksy flavor to the imperial garden. I do wish that I had some sort of guiding here because I walked around more or less clueless. Though it gives the visitor a breathtaking insight into life at that time, the palace is not as stunning as the Forbidden City nor the Great Wall.

That is still the true truth because I am still saying it as it is…

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