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The Sea of Wisdom Temple
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Introduction to the Summer Palace, Beijing, China.

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The top of Longevity Hill and the Sea of Wisdom' Temple

From the Tibetan Style Temple make your way up to the very top of Longevity Hill where you will find a Buddhist temple glazed in over 1000 green and yellow tiles, many depicting the Buddha. Notice that many of the tiles within easy reach have the head of the Buddha chopped off - a legacy of the Cultural Revolution. The 'Sea of Wisdom' temple is constructed entirely of stone and brick, without any beams or rafters. Inside is a statue of GuanYin.


At the bottom of Longevity Hill on the north side, a little to the east, is a pagoda in the same style.

The top of Longevity Hill provides a great view of the Summer Palace and the city beyond.

Summer Palace Videos
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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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