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The Back Lakes
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Introduction to the Summer Palace, Beijing, China.

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The Back Lakes

Wandering behind Longevity Hill, the water of KunMing Lake forms the 'Back Lake' (HouHu). Visitors can get there from near suzhou street, by passing the Marble Boat towards the (north) east, or by heading north west from the east gate. With fewer buildings north of the Summer Palace, the landscape surrounding Back Lake is secluded and elegant. Exuberantly green forests and twisting paths provide a unique natural beauty, rather like a valley.


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The Summer Palace
Summer Palace Map
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Summer Palace History

SuZhou Market Street
The Back Lakes
Tibetan Style Temple

'Sea of Wisdom Temple'
'Through a Picture Scroll'

The Long Corridor
Tower of Buddhist Incense

The Marble Boat
Dragon Boats
Boating at the Summer Palace

The Naval Academy Area

South and West Scenic Areas

The Grand Pavilion
The 17 Arch Bridge

PengLai Island

Heralding Spring Pavilion

Palace Area and Great Stage

Garden of Harmonious Interests

Sunset at the Summer Palace

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