Summer Palace

beijing.gov.cn | Updated: 2019-04-08 16:06

The Summer Palace landscape, dominated mainly by Longevity Hill and Kunming Lake, covers an area of 2.9 square kilometers, three quarters of which is under water.

Its 70,000 square meters of building space features a variety of palaces, gardens and other ancient-style architectural structures.

Well known for its large and priceless collection of cultural relics, it was among the first group of historical and cultural heritage sites in China to be placed under special state protection.

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