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Top 10 Beijing by Andrew Humphreys

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Top 10Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)

A sprawling landscaped park on the edge of the city, this seasonal imperial retreat from the stifling confines of the Forbidden City was the favored haunt of Empress Cixi. She had it rebuilt twice: once after its destruction by French and English troops in 1860, and again in 1902, after it was plundered during the Boxer Rebellion.

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1Hall of Happiness and Longevity

This impressive hall was the residence of the Empress Cixi. It has supposedly been left just as it was at the time of her ...

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