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After the zoo, we visited the Summer Palace. The place was ransacked by Westerners twice and rebuilt twice. What is there today however is only about some 1/10 of what was there before...

Entrance to the Summer Palace #1
Entrance to the Summer Palace #2
JiLing (a mythical Chinese animal)
The temple far off in the mountain used to be frequented by the Dalai Lama. Supposedly the emperor and the Dalai Lama would always meet somewhere in the courtyard or garden because neither is willing to katow to the other in the other's court...
Turtleneck bridge in the back
Turtleneck bridge #1
Turtleneck bridge #2
The Dalai Lama Temple

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