the Summer Palace was breathtaking! We are enticed to go back and visit this beautiful country again. there is so much culture and history to take in and enjoy.
the Summer Palace was a Summer Resort used by the Emperors. It was initially built in 1750. the Palace is about 1.8 miles, with 3/4 quarters of it surrounded by a Lake. the flowers that you see in the Pics are actually growing out of the Lake. they are huge!! Seeing the architectural sculptures/buildings that were once lived in by Emperors and Empresses was awesome. They lived very LARGE!!!