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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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  • The Summer Palace is a definite must see attraction. There is much to see and on the walk (around the Lake: recommended) you'll pass the ' stones ' boat.
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  • This Qing Yan is also called boat, and if it is to be said that its position may only be enclosed in the western end of the long corridor, if there is a summer near the pier of Kunming Lake, if the winter is not there, and some may only see a ship in this unknown when the boat to the lake, but can not say in the vicinity of the boat, For this never-sinking stone ship is always silent. Originally this boat is for people to look at, but because of the accident relationship and not open, so you may appreciate this boat from the second, one is along the Kunming Lakeside, where you can appreciate the façade of boat, and the other is near the east Coast, where you can appreciate the back of the line, although the reverse is not much, But from the back, it's a boat. It's a surprise. From the back this look at this stone ship has a different aesthetic, the advice can be a little bit around the east side of this to see, more close to the boat. Since there are not many people, it's good to take pictures, especially during the morning to noon, because a lot of see Yan mostly from the front of a hurried to the past, so few people will walk back there, if you want to take pictures of friends can not miss this place, from the same could go to the front, the two are interlinked, It's not far away. You can take a picture of the back and take it to the front, and you can feel the difference.
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  • Located inside the summer palace, located on the Lake and the upper structure is made of wood painted white to resemble marble.
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