FDC China – The Summer Palace

FDC issued by Chinese National Philatelic Corporation on May 10, 2008.

The Summer Palace, originally named Qingyiyuan (garden of Clear Ripples) is situated in the northwestern outskirts of Beijing. It was first constructed in the 15th year of Qing Emperor Qianlong‘s reign (1750). It covers an area of 2.9 km², three quarters of which is water space. There are Longevity Hill, Kunming Lake, ancient architectural complexes, Long Corridor, Marble Boat, and priceless collection of cultural relics. Since the founding of the People’s republic of China, the Summer Palace has undergone several massive renovations of the Four Great Regions, Suzhou Street, Pavilion of Bright Scenery, and Wenchang Gallery. In 1998, the UNESCO included the Summer Palace on its World Heritage List.

(Back cover text of the FDC.)

The FDC and cancellation were designed by Xiao Yutian.

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