The Yuan-Ming Park
21 Nov 2013 | From Hsiang-Ling of Taiwan
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This is a map of the Yuan-Ming Park in Beijing, which Hsiang-Ling shared is just near her university.
Yuan Ming Yuan, also known as the 'Old Summer Palace' and originally called the Imperial Gardens, was an extremely large complex of palaces and gardens 8 km (5 miles) northwest of the old city wall of Beijing (that is, about 8km from XiZhiMen subway station). Yuan Ming Yuan is very close to the Summer Palace; in fact, slightly nearer to central Beijing.
Yuan Ming Yuan was constructed during the 18th and early 19th century and was a wonderland of lakes and waterways, bridges, hills and pavilions.