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Long Corridor at the Summer Palace, Beijing

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Long Corridor at the Summer Palace impresses visitors as an imperial walkway covered in 14,000 elaborately painted decorations. Constructed in 1750 as a part of the World Heritage-listed Summer Palace, the corridor stretches 728 m (2,388 ft) and links the attractions located at the foot of Longevity Hill. Examine the ancient Chinese architecture and ornaments as you pass through the popular Long Gallery, which was included in the Guinness Book of Records in 1990 because of its abundance of Su-style colored paintings. Besides exploring the gardens, pavilions, and courtyards, you can also find an octagonal three-story observation tower to see a panoramic view of the lavish imperial compound. Put Long Corridor at the Summer Palace and other Beijing attractions into our Beijing tour planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Now comes the rain in a drizzle at the terrace walk in. long dodge the rain hurt? Sadie rain suddenly walks in. Some people sit together long EP-
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  • This is inside Summer Palace. The corridor beams are painted with scenes from the 4 great ancient novels of China. The West end lies the stone vessel of the Empress Dowager.  more »
  • can you imagine a corridor of about two miles, made in wood all crafted, delicately design and painted??? is this one!!! Beautiful! worth knows it!!
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  • A truly fantastic place. Beautiful and varied architecture. It feels like the resting place of a traditional miniature city. The history is fascinating also. I recommend this over some of the other standard sights in Beijing.
  • Summer palace is maybe the most beautiful place in Beijing. Traditional Chinese architecture is very well integrated in surrounding lakes and parks. Due to intensive renovations and restorations this place lost its ancient appeal.
  • Try to go on a clear day. I liked this a little more than the forbidden city. Cool place.
  • Beautiful place, garden and surrounding lake. Summer time is very crowded. It's much nicer in autumn and winter (less tourists).
  • This has to be one of the most beautiful places in the area. Our tour only stopped for a few hours, however one could easily spend the entire day taking in this location.