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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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Lovely strolling area

While it's probably a bit hard to 'stroll' on a busy day, this was lovely for us on a pleasant day, with not many people about. The marble boat is near the end, and that's well... read more

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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

While it's probably a bit hard to 'stroll' on a busy day, this was lovely for us on a pleasant day, with not many people about. The marble boat is near the end, and that's well worth the walk. Little cafe at the end if you feel the need to reward yourself- try a pea-flavoured icecream if you dare!

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Fareham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A very long outdoor covered corridor within the Summer Palace grounds, adorned by outstanding colorfully painted sides and ceilings. Well worth admiring.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The corridor is an amazing work of art that extends as far as the eye can see. The paintings on the pillars, ceilings and sides are colorful and exquisitely done. At dusk, employees sweep the ceiling with primitive "hay" brooms which results in debris falling. They will keep working even if you are in the corridor so unless you want... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very interesting as a Norwegian to walk the corridor and watch the paintings. Though different in coloring and figures. It drew my mind to the Norwegian art of rose painting "Rosemaling". Witch you find in the southwestern part of Norway. The aim is the same to decorate and at the same time tell a story. A timeframe picture of history.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's obvious why Unesco designated the Long Corridor as a heritage site. The individual paintings are lovely and the effect of the seemingly never ending corridor is breathtaking. A must see.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

And interesting part of the summer palace, that was nice to walk along when it wasn't too crowded. And seeing the ancient pictures, and looking across the lake was nice

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's interesting to see all the paintings and the wooden structure. It's long and crowded, no need to walk the full length of it inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another piece of history in Beijing the place is stunning and the history is immense another must visit while you are in Beijing. A piece of real China

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The long corridor is stunning because all paintings made in the wood are so delicate and tell us part of the Chinese traditional literature characters stories. If you read " three kingdoms ", "Monkey King“ and know a little beat about Chinese poetry your visit will gain different colors. But if not have a good look at the paintings in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't know how many individually painted scenes there are above and along the insides and outsides of the long corridor, but it must be thousands. I could imagine so many commissioned painters creating these beautiful scenes. Like a couple other reviewers, I could also imagine the Empress Dowager taking her daily walk along this corridor, rain or shine. It... More 

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