Old Summer Palace

Since Garden of Perfect Brightness, or the Old Summer Palace is a major setting in the second book of my time travel duology, I would like to share some pictures that depict the garden’s original and current state with my readers.

Apricot Blossom Spring Villa

The one on top is part of Forty Scenes of Yuanmingyuan, a painting commissioned by Qianlong Emperor in 1744. The one on the bottom is a picture reconstructed by modern artists.

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Current State

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Heavenly Islands

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Current state

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Nine Continents

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Current State:

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For more information please visit:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Summer_Palace

https://visualizingcultures.mit.edu/garden_perfect_brightness/ymy1_essay03.html

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