Stock Photo - Beihai Park is an imperial garden to the northwest of the Forbidden City in Beijing Built in the 10th century, it is amongst the largest of Chinese gardens, and contains numerous historically important structures, palaces and temples Prior to the end of the Qing Dynasty in 1911 this area was connected to the Forbidden City, but since 1925 it has been open to the public The Beihai Park, as with many of Chinese imperial gardens, was built to imitate renowned scenic spots and architecture from various regions of China, the taihu lake, the elaborate pavilions and canals in Hangzhou and Yangzhou, the delicate garden structures in Suzhou and others all served as inspirations for the design of the numerous sites in this imperial garden The structures and scenes in the Beihai Park are described as masterpieces of gardening technique that reflects the style and the superb architectural skill and richness of traditional Chinese garden art

Stock Photo: Beihai Park is an imperial garden to the northwest of the Forbidden City in Beijing  Built in the 10th century, it is amongst the largest of Chinese gardens.

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