The Summer Palace

 

The Summer Palace actually occupies more space than the Forbidden City but there are fewer palaces. It is actually just a short distance away from the Forbidden Palace so that if an invading tribe appeared on the horizon, there was time to get the Emperor back to safety.

 

 

Sheila with another dragon...and some more exotic Chinese creatures....

 

 

Fabulous hand painting and bonsai bougainvillea.

 

 

Q with out personal tour guide Lilly and admiring the Lilly Lake

 

 

Beautiful bridges and more wonderful painting.

 

 

The temple on the hill.....which was created by digging a giant artificial lake....by hand

 

 

...on which you ride the dragon boats.....

 

 

and pass the Bridge of Many Arches.

 

 

 

 

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