Thursday, April 04, 2013

Prince Gong's Courtyard

Prince Gong's Palace is the largest of the remaining courtyard mansions in Beijing. It covers 60,000 square metres with several houses and a 28,000-square-metre garden with twenty scenic spots, pavilions, artificial hills, and ponds. Construction started in 1777 when Qianlong was Emperor of China's Qing dynasty. 

Beijing, March 2013.

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