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Yi He Yuan (The Summer Palace) is located in the northwest suburb of Beijing. It has a total area of 290 ha., over three quarters of which are water. The Summer Palace used to serve as a summer resort for the royal family in the Qing Dynasty. The park comprises Lake Kunming and Longevity Hill. A covered walkway, 728 meters long, runs along the northern side of the lake and is famous for the historical paintings decorated on its beams. This walkway is known as long corridor. At its end, there is the famous Marble Boat built by Ci Xi (the Empress Dowager) when she rebuilt the entire area with navy funds.

China Brief Introduction

China, a land of beauty and fascination, tempts adventurous travelers all over the world. She is a massive country, covering 6,000,000 square miles and spanning 60 longitudinal degrees. She has such an infinite variety of people, enchanting natural landscape, brilliant history, a culture that is among the most ancient in the world and fascinating destinations that a visitor can be almost as bewildered as he is bewitched.

Full Country Name: The People's Republic of China

Area: 9,600,000 sq km
Population: 1.3 billion
Capital City: Beijing (pop 12 million)

People: Han Chinese (93%), plus Mongolian, Zhuang, Manchu and Uighur ethnic groups

Language: Putonghua (Beijing dialect mandarin)
Religion: Officially atheist; Confucianism, Buddhism, Taoism (no stats available); Muslim (14 million), Christian (7 million)





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