The Summer Palace and Its Background Stories

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Author: Xu Fengtong;
Language: English
Page: 226
Publication Date: 11/2005
ISBN: 9787119038087
Publisher: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press
As China's economy developed and the livelihood of the people improved in the last decade, there has appeared a tourist upsurge, in which the Summer Palace (Yiheyuan - meaning Garden of Harmonious Peace), the most famous classical imperial garden in the world, has become a tourist hot spot. Statistics show that since 1995 the Summer Palace has been visited by as many as 10 million people every year. The increase by several hundred thousand visitors to garden on a city's outskirts every year is unprecedented anywhere in the world.
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