Travel

December 9, 2012

Postcards from readers: The Summer Palace in Beijing

The Summer Palace in Beijing.The photographer: Susan Tonkin Riegel of Granite Bay

The photographer:Susan Tonkin Riegel of Granite Bay

Behind the lens: I took this from a boat on Kunming Lake approaching Longevity Hillin Beijing. The Tower of the Fragrance of the Buddha is a three-story octagonal building with four tiers of eaves. The palace was built by Emperor Qianlong in 1750 to celebrate his mother's birthday.


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