Old Summer Palace

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Image: Yiyuan Xinju via Wikimedia Commons
28 Qinghua Xi Lu
The 'Western Palaces' are a legacy of China's Jesuit tradition. The Qian Long Emperor commissioned Giuseppe Castiglione – a painter and architect who arrived in Beijing in 1715 and spent his life serving the Qing Court – to design them in 1747.
Venue name: Old Summer Palace
Opening hours: 7.00am-19.30pm
English address: 28 Qinghua Xi Lu, Haidian District
Chinese address: 海淀区清华西路28号
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