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Summer Palace - Longevity Hill

An artificially constructed hill is considered as a part of a traditional Chinese Garden, no exception for the imperial garden, the Summer Palace. The Longevity Hill is located at the center of the Summer Palace next to the West Lake. An array of buildings starting from the Lake water level to the top of the Hill shows the ingenuity of the engineers. This is a magnificent scene looking down from the top of the hill or looking up from the bottom of the hill.