Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Summer Palace


The Summer Palace is mainly dominated by Longevity Hill (60 meters high) and the Kunming Lake. It covers an expanse of 2.9 square kilometers, three quarters of which is water. The central Kunming Lake covering 2.2 square kilometers was entirely man made and the excavated soil was used to build Longevity Hill. In the Summer Palace, one finds a variety of palaces, gardens, and other classical-style architectural structures.




The bronze cow that protects the lake from catastrophe.


The Summer Palace Complex seen from the lakeside


The Bridge Stone Guard


My Bro. He's hot.


The Palace Complex


The faraway pagoda


A row of guardian lions.


The handmade Kunming Lake


A mythical creature guarding the four corners of the bridge.


Just another random shot


The entrance gate to the Summer Palace, also the exit.



3 comments:

Miasuraya said...

I wish I'd brought a DSLR with me! Nice pictures, though :)

Momoe said...

pg beijing? when?

Mighty Jacksparrow said...

mia: kan? thanks ;)

Momoe: last week ;)