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Long Corridor at the Summer Palace

Beijing, China
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Ranked #13 of 1,238 attractions in Beijing
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

It is also part of China's history learning about the emporer and the dynasty's was interesting and there difference of ruling

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Sarnia, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Spent a long time looking for this at the summer palace (mostly because the Chinese maps posted around the place are terrible!). Turns out it's just a walkway that follows the north side of Kunming Lake. Nothing special really.

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Kalgoorlie, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Square your shoulders, fight for your space will the million new best friends you have acquired and wander eyes heaven ward to the beautiful ceiling of the Long Corridor. Newly restored, brightly coloured, it is delightful.....just be careful as you gaze upward not to tread on all the people sitting resting on the floor....

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

The day we were there was a holiday and it was very crowded. It did however afford us the chance to mingle with the common people and exchange pictures. The interaction between humans regardless of language barriers is priceless. Our tour guide Doreena certainly knew her history!

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Huntington Woods, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The area surrounding the Summer Palace has been incredibly commercialized, but once you start to walk along the Corridor, you forget the mindless tourist trap spots along the way. It is an absolute stunning architectural gem.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

It is impressive due to the paintings on the cealing and also the number of people sitting on the rails for a little chat, to eat a sandwich or even take a little nap.

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Guttenberg, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

A nice breezy walk past hundreds of relaxing people sitting on the railings or just strolling along. There is artwork on the ceiling and crosspieces. Our guide mentioned 14,000 paintings but I was too relaxed to count. A dragon boat ride from the end of the corridor back to the other side of the lake completed a lazy afternoon.

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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Nice covered walkway alongside the lake.Vendors selling cold drinks and snacks, a fine vantage point from which to observe the dragon boats drifting to and fro across the lake.

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Papakura, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Amazing place the sheer scale and size of the place is breath taking, the corridor is cool along the way just near the ceiling are pictures periodically placed with scenes of nature and royalty or animals the colours are vibrant, taking a guide is helpful otherwise you will not notice all the details and its meaning. Take snacks,water,and a rain... More

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Rotorua
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Something quite unique and worthy of photos. Obviously many locals go there for the peace and quiet and to commune with their friends. Little groups of men or woman sitting at the sides of the corridor enjoying the company and playing cars or mahjong. A look at the locals. The paint work is impressive and remember to look down as... More

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