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Qingyan Stone Boat, Beijing

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
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4.1/5 based on 90+ reviews on the web
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. To visit Qingyan Stone Boat and get the most from your holiday in Beijing, create itinerary details personal to you using our Beijing vacation route planner.
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  • Yes its a stone boat and very stunning, you cannot go onto it but definitely worth stopping and taking a photograph when you are there... 
  • One of the landmarks of the summer palace, a boat of marble located on the shores of the lake where it was not possible to be mounted. It impresses all made of the same material.
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  • This beautiful Marble boat was built especially for the Empress to have her High Tea in. It is located at the Summer Palace at the end of the 728m Long Corridor. It is very beautiful and of course it ...  read more »
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