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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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  • Interesting, but not much else to see; take a photo and move on to enjoy the walkway with the paintings. Nice bit of history.  more »
  • Summer in the Park was created man-made Lake Kunming. From the ground, dug for the formation of the Lake, was created the longevity Hill, on top of which several Buddhist temples. Here on the shores of the Lake with its famous Marble boat, where she loved to eat lunch Empress Ci XI, potrativshaja to create the Summer Palace the money collected for the construction of the Chinese Navy. This is a huge marble Rook with a bent up bow and stern. Its base was built during the reign of Emperor Cjanlune and is designed in Chinese style.
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  • Qing Yanfang is a very big stone ship, according to said is the Cixi queen to themselves built the Water palace. When you play, just look at it. No special feeling, take the horse to see the flowers.
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