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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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  • This is probably not the sort of attraction that I would make an effort to see. However, it is at the Summer Palace on the edge of Kunming Lake so I thought to just go along and have a look. The boat ...  more »
  • It is a vast Palace. Could various routes to visit place. I came up here today, has reversed the s times are a lot of places. Near was frozen since February.
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  • I have to disagree with previous reviewers about not worth walking down to see this boat. This is a very special piece of history on display here. A stone boat carved beautifully and majestically thou...  more »

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