Today we explored the Summer Palace on the north west side of the city. Essentially destroyed and rebuilt at the end of the 19th century, it boasts a huge man-made lake, many buildings, courtyards and long walkways.
Imposing statues are found throughout the different courtyards.
Seventeen-Arch Bridge connects Nanhu Island to the perimeter and provides a great spot for kite-flying.
And since it's not exactly summer, Kunming Lake is covered with a few inches of ice and provided an easy shortcut to the island.
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