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Long Corridor at the Summer Palace

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Address: No.19 Xinjian Gongmen Road, Haidian District, Beijing, China
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A Must see!

One of the most beautiful architectural wonders in Beijing. Beautifully painted with scenes from flowers, birds, people to actual places.

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the most beautiful architectural wonders in Beijing. Beautifully painted with scenes from flowers, birds, people to actual places.

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Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A wonderful piece of art winding it's way along near the lake in the summer palace. Well worth a visit. Lots of other things to see here too.

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Hong Kong
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A good long walk down history lane. Long and very peasant but as always crowded. Amazing work with the painting of the rafters.

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is my favourite part of the palace. Take time to look at the intricate artwork in the corridoor. The jasmin or wisteria (?) Hanging down is a photographers delight.

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Chicago
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is just a beautiful walk with many opportunities for great pics of painted architectural decoration, a lakeside in light and shadow, and wonderful people-watching. Although we visited on a sunny day during the high season, we found navigating the crowds to be enhancing, rather than exhausting. Some amenities, such as snacks and bathrooms are available at key points along... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I nearly missed the corridor due to the vast size of the Summer Palace and the fact we took a boat across the lake and then walked around the lake. There was some restoration work going at the time of my visit. Not the best thing in the Palace, but still good.

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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Spent around 60 minutes on a Nexus tour here. Fascinating place to visit and see. Again, would have liked to spend longer. The place is fascinating and appreciation was heightened by previous visits to Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven with a local guide who knew the history very well.

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is so much art work to see - do remember to look up as well as to the front and sides! There are so many beautiful illustrations and it is nice to see that restoration work is going on to preserve/restore it.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not as crowded as forbidden city, enjoyable experience. Beautiful views from the longest corridor in the world (728 metres) to the man made lake. Corridor is beautifully painted. It is on world UNESCO list. A must see.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The paintings on the ceiling are just amazing. Every part of the ceiling has different brightly coloured painting. It seems to have been recently refurbished to the current state.

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