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Clear and Peaceful Boat (Qingyan Fang)

06-08-2011 14:32 BJT

Initially called the Marble Boat, it was built in the 20th year of Emperor Qianlong’s reign (1755). The 36-meter boat was carved out of huge rocks.

Initially called the Marble Boat, it was built in the 20th year of
Emperor Qianlong’s reign (1755). The 36-meter boat was carved out
of huge rocks.

There was originally a Chinese-style cabin on the boat, which was burned down by the Anglo-French Allied Forces in 1860. When it was rebuilt in the 19th year of Emperor Guangxu’s reign (1893), the cabin was built in the western style and named the “Clear and Peaceful Boat” pursuant to the saying “Let the river be clear and the sea be peaceful”.

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: www.summerpalace-china.com

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