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A Paradise Lost — the old Summer Palace 2017-06-27

 

The old Summer Palace was one of the famous imperial gardens in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912). It is known for its wide collection of gardens, architecture and precious works of art, and renowned as " Model of Gardens " and “Garden of Gardens”. In the Qing Dynasty, there were five emperors having resided and handled national affairs in the old Summer Palace. Back then, it was one of two political centers in China along with the Forbidden City (the present Palace Museum). However, in 1860, the old Summer Palace was burned down by British and French soldiers and many of its precious items were also ransacked.

 

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On April 4th, an exhibition named “A Paradise Lost – the old Summer Palace” raised the curtain in Westbrook (西溪天堂), Hangzhou and lasts for 45 days. In the exhibition, on display are authentic items from the old Summer Palace, and a selection of photos, paintings and foreign magazines. Modern technology is also used to recreate the old Summer Palace. Visitors can view the old Summer Palace as if they were really in the old Summer Palace.

 

Where to go:

Westbrook

Add: No.21, Zijingang Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou (杭州市西湖区紫金港路21号)

Admission fee: 80 yuan for adults;40 yuan for students

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