Summer Palace – Beijing

The Summer Palace is the largest and best-preserved imperial garden in China. Its chinese name, YiHeYuan, translates as ‘Garden of Nurtured Harmony’ or ‘Garden for Maintaining Health and Harmony’. Centered on the Tower of Buddhist Incense...

Temple of Heaven – Beijing

The temple complex, initially called Temple of Heaven and Earth, was constructed from 1406 to 1420 during the reign of the Yongle Emperor, who was also responsible for the construction of the Forbidden City in Beijing. The complex was extended and renamed Temple of...