The Summer Palace, Yiheyuan in Chinese, is the most celebrated imperial garden in China. The garden came into existence early in the 1750s and had once been a summer resort for the emperors. According to Wikipedia, It covers an expanse of 2.9 square kilometers, three quarters of which is water, including more than 3,000 buildings, such as halls, pavilions, towers and so on. The central Kunming Lake covering 2.2 square kilometers was entirely man made and the excavated soil was used to build Longevity Hill. Thus, Summer Palace used to be called the Garden of Clear Ripples.
I only visited three important tourist spots during my Beijing trip. One of them is the summer palace. As we know, Yiheyuan is one of world heritages. It conserves many historical buildings and attracts plenty of tourists every day. Also, it's very close to Peking University. So I visited there with my friends in PKU. There are three stories I want to share with everyone.