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Qingyan Stone Boat, Beijing

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A lakeside pavilion, Qingyan Stone Boat incorporates lavish Western flourishes in its design, alongside typical Chinese dragon heads. Smaller structures like this were at one point quite common, and provided people with dining and drinking spots, accompanied by picturesque views. The original pavilion was badly damaged by Anglo-French forces during the second opium war of the late 19th century, and was rebuilt by the empress, ironically by using funds embezzled from the navy. At 36 m long and 8 m high, the two-story wooden structure is painted to look like marble, intricately decorated, and provides striking photo opportunities. Be aware that at this stage, tourists cannot board the pavilion for closer inspection. Plan your Qingyan Stone Boat visit and explore what else you can see and do in Beijing using our Beijing online driving holiday planner .
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  • August 11, 2017
    Located in the summer palace, built in white marble, there you can climb but only admire it. The Queen used to make us breakfast in the morning
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  • August 5, 2017
    Near dimensions and robustness are impressive. And against the backdrop of the vast territory of the Palace seems little Bateau ...
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  • June 12, 2017
    The marble boat, built in 1855, the Emperor is the symbol of Cjanlune unreasonable expenditure: marble Rook instead of real combat ships. Fate, however, would be the same. The rook (or rather the Pavilion as a rook) burned in the year 1860 during the opium war. Restored through 30 years when the famous Empress Tsysi, Rook got the second floor and a complex drainage in which water is collected and poured through the 4-h dragons on the perimeter. Is it afraid of marble rainwater, you ask? There is no marble, but wood, colored marble, from which actually built the Rook, how dreadful. But all this can be examined from a distance, because the rook is not allowed. Clearly, millions crowd, going through the Palace for a year can drown not only wood but also the marble palace, even sat down he lay on the ground.
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