Videos about Summer Palace, China

A trip to the beautiful Summer Palace 頤和園 in Beijing

In their last days as students at the Beijing University of Language and Culture, trips to the Summer Palace (YíHéYuán) and the ruins of, but still beautiful, 'Old Summer Palace' (YuanMingYuan).

These are within walking distance of each other in west Beijing and both have metro (subway) stops. In neither film are all the scenic spots visited; but then these are huge places; both are well worth a visit when you're in Beijing ...

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A stroll through the Summer Palace 頤和園 in Beijing

Just some of the places in this beautiful, large park in the blue sky city of Beijing ...

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Extended scenes of the Summer Palace 颐和园 in BeiJing

With three different videographers ...

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YuanMingYuan 圆明园, the original Summer Palace in BeiJing – documentary

A fascinating documentary, in English.

Discover how this place embodied the quintessential Chinese garden arts, and how it came to be destroyed ...

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The beautiful Summer Palace 頤和園, BeiJing

Wonderful sweeping scenes ...

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Beautiful Beijing 北京 - the main attractions

The Forbidden City (Palace Museum), the Temple of Heaven, the Summer Palace, the Great Wall (at Badaling), Beihai Park, the Botanical Garden, JingShan Park, the Olympic Park, Qianmen Welcome to the blue-sky city ...

Memories of summer in BeiJing 北京

The blue sky city ... Filmed by : * Summer Palace - pavdb092 * Birds Nest National Stadium - Christopher Covington * QianHai Lake - linditlife * Temple of Heaven - Wen Gui Claassen Remastered by : bjkina Birds Nest music from the Beijing 2008 Paralympics Opening Ceremony - 'Letter to the Future'.

The beautiful Summer Palace 頤和園 in BeiJing

The beautiful Summer Palace 頤和園 in BeiJing - slideshow video

A great film by kinabaloo.com ...

The beautiful Summer Palace 頤和園 in BeiJing

Known as YíHéYuán in Chinese, meaning the Garden of Nurtured Harmony ...

The beautiful Summer Palace 頤和園 in BeiJing (2) - video

Filmed in 2011 ...

Scenes from the Summer Palace 頤和園 in Beijing

Summer residence of the emperors from the mid-Ming to Qing dynasties. Now a delightful public park / museum and a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Exploring the Summer Palace in BeiJing 北京

Featuring typical garden-arts styles and scenes from around China, particularly southern China ...

A day trip to the Summer Palace 頤和園 in BeiJing

Filmed in November 2011.

A trip to JuYongGuan Great Wall and the Summer Palace, BeiJing 北京

Filmed in 2010.

The Summer Palace 颐和园, BeiJing (1/3) - video

Filmed in the autumn of 2010.

The Summer Palace, BeiJing 北京 (2/3)

Filmed in the autumn of 2010.

The Summer Palace in BeiJing 北京 (3/3)

Filmed in the autumn of 2010.

The Garden of Harmonious Interests, the Summer Palace 頤和園, BeiJing

A delightful garden within a garden. New HD version; filmed in August 2010.

The Summer Palace 颐和园, BeiJing ~ a quick tour - video

The Summer Palace (YiHeYuan) in BeiJing. Highlights of filming in October 2010.

The Garden of Harmonious Interests at the Summer Palace 颐和园, BeiJing

YíHéYuán, September 2010.

Long Corridor pictures at the Summer Palace, BeiJing 北京

Filmed at the Garden of Harmonious Interests within the Summer Palace, Beijing. A short stretch of the Long Corridor ...

Sunset at the Summer Palace 颐和园, BeiJing - video

Filmed during October 2010.

The main palace at the Summer Palace 颐和园, BeiJing

Including the Tower of Buddhist Incense and Cloud Dispelling Hall

SuZhou Market Street at the Summer Palace, BeiJing 北京

Filmed in October 2010.

The Summer Palace lake, BeiJing 北京

The beautiful KunMing Lake at YiHeYuan ...

The Summer Palace 頤和園, BeiJing - video

The Summer Palace is the largest and best-preserved imperial garden in China. As its name suggests, the Summer Palace was used as a summer residence by China's imperial rulers - as a retreat from the main imperial palace now known as the Palace Museum (or 'Forbidden City') - a pleasure-ground in the countryside, yet near to the city. In 1860, as part of the 'Opium Wars', the Anglo-French Allied Forces invaded Beijing and set fire to many of the buildings within the original Summer Palace (YuanMingYuan). In 1888, Dowager Empress CiXi, with funds embezzled from the Imperial Navy, restored the grand gardens. The reconstruction and enlargement of the Summer Palace continued for ten years. After completion, she renamed the gardens 'YiHeYuan' ('Garden of Peace and Harmony'). The Empress Dowager CiXi moved her administration to the renovated YiHeYuan in 1889 and the gardens here that had long been an imperial pleasure-ground became the primary Summer Palace. Then, shortly after, the eight allied powers invaded in 1900 during the Boxer Rebellion to plunder and destroy the newly reconstructed New Summer Palace. Only when the fugitive CiXi returned to Beijing in 1903, did full-scale restoration begin. In this way, the Summer Palaces - both old and new - are associated in popular culture with the destructive interference of foreign powers. Today's Summer Palace is more or less the same as the palace rebuilt from 1903. It was designated a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1990. After the success of the 1911 Revolution, the Summer Palace was opened to the public. Then, after the last Qing Emperor PuYi was thrown out of the Palaces in 1924, the Summer Palace was turned into a park. The Summer Palace has become a popular and relaxing destination for both domestic and international tourists. The Summer Palace is virtually a museum of traditional Chinese gardening that uses rocks, plants, pavilions, ponds, cobble paths and other garden styles to create a poetic effect between different scenes. The halls, pavilions, bridges and temples, Kunming Lake and Longevity Hill, all blend together harmoniously despite their individual styles. Ingeniously conceived and elaborately designed, the Summer Palace, featuring the garden styles of both northern and southern China, is justifiably known as the 'Garden of Gardens'. Indeed, the Summer Palace represents a quintessentially Chinese ideal of harmony between man and nature. Don't miss : the beautiful Garden of Harmonious Interests (a 'garden within a garden'), SuZhou Street and the Four Great Regions Tibetan-style temple, and the Tower of Buddhist Incense and Cloud Dispelling Hall on the hill. The nearest subway station is BeiGongMen ('North Palace Gate') on line 4.

Sunset over the mountains, BeiJing 北京

At the Summer Palace in Beijing. Filmed in October 2010.

The Garden of Harmonious Interests, the Summer Palace 颐和园, BeiJing 北京

A beautiful 'garden within a garden'. The first film BeijingBuzzz ever made; a 'one shot' movie. Filmed at the end of September 2010.

The Summer Palace 頤和園 in BeiJing

The Summer Palace is the largest and best-preserved imperial garden in China. Its Chinese name, YiHeYuan, translates as 'Garden of Nurtured Harmony' or 'Garden for Maintaining Health and Harmony'. With interconnected lakes and many pavilions, bridges, pagodas, halls and highly decorated corridors, it is a showcase of Chinese garden arts.

A week in Beijing - video

Places featured include the Summer Palace, Great Wall, Forbidden City and the Olympic park.

A trip to the Forbidden City and Summer Palace in Beijing - video

Filmed in summer 2009.

The Garden of Harmonious Interests, Summer Palace, Beijing - video

A garden within a garden. Don't miss it if you visit the Summer Palace.

One day in Beijing - video

The Forbidden City, the Hutongs and the Summer Palace ...

Glimpses of the Summer Palace, Beijing 北京

Filmed in spring 2010.

A trip to BeiJing 北京

Filmed in October 2009. Places include Simatai Great Wall, the Temple of Heaven and the Summer Palace ...

Some scenes from the Summer Palace, BeiJing 北京

Filmed in October 2009.

Views of the Summer Palace 頤和園 lake, BeiJing

Filmed in spring 2009.

Music and dance at the Summer Palace, BeiJing 北京

Two excerpts from one of the frequent free performances at the three-tier, open-stage theater (Grand Stage) by the Garden of Harmonious Interests : A special for the eve of the Chinese New Year (not the best video quality, but sound is ok) :

BeiJing 北京 covered in snow

See the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven and TianAnMen Square under snow ...

A trip to the Summer Palace 颐和园 (11) - video

Filmed during the National Day holiday week, October 2009. Features boating on the lake.

Summer in BeiJing 北京 (2) - video

A nicely compiled video; charming and shows quite a lot of Beijing too ... A group of students study and travel in Beijing (May - July '09); at Beijing Normal University (LiYun apartotel - I've stayed there too :) Part 2 : A different group staying at ZheJiang University (HangZhou and ShangHai area) :

North West BeiJing - video special

Places include ZhongGuanCun, the high-tech shopping area, the universities and cafes of Haidian and WuDaoKou, the CCTV Tower, with views across Beijing and the Western Hills, and the Summer Palace.

BeiJing 北京 from the air

Including the Great Wall at SiMaTai, the Summer Palace, the Forbidden City and more ...

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