Home/Culture/ HeritageCulture insider: Explore Emperor Qianlongs private gardenUpdated:2014-07-21 07:00(chinadaily.com.cn)
CommentsAt the northeast corner of the Palace Museum in Beijing, there is a mysterious district which has been closed to the public for the past 60 years. The place was once the spiritual home of ancient Emperor Qianlong during his later years. This area is known as Qianlong Garden.An ongoing exhibition titled “Emperor Qianlongs Private Garden” in the Capital Museum gives us a chance to catch a glimpse of the mysterious garden and the emperors life.Emperor Qianlong spent eight years building Ningshou Palace during 1772-1780, and the palaces garden is generally known as Qianlong Garden. Emperor Qianlong personally oversaw the construction of the entire garden area. He put his emotions, pursuits and pride into this garden.For him, the Qianlong Garden was a place built where he could spend his twilight years after his abdication. The garden stretches over 160 meters long and is less than 40 meters wide, and has over 20 buildings. It has pavilions, halls, meanders, temples, book rooms, theaters and Buddhist temples.It was an ideal seclusion for the retired Emperor Qianlong. In other words, it was his Elysian Fields and spiritual home. But Emperor Qianlong never lived inside the garden, making the place seem even more mysterious.Layout of Qianlong garden [Photo/Capital Museum]If you go:9 am-5 pm, daily except Mondays, until August 24Capital Museum, 16 Fuxingmenwai Dajie, Xicheng district, Beijing010-63370491/2Culture insider: 18 Chinese gifts for family and friends New Look for an Old Museum Clothing worn by Cixis dog on display Previous Page1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next Page |||8.03KRelated ArticlesPalace Museum opens earlier over summer breakCulture insider: 10 must-see museums around the worldNew Look for an Old MuseumJourneying inside the walls of the Forbidden CityShang relics on display7 World Heritage Sites of ShaanxiTagsheritage Emperor Qianlong garden palace museumPhotoRare ancient relics on display in Prague48-meter-long calligraphy work of Preface to Tengwang PavilionArtist to sleep on iron wire bed for 36 daysChina Imperial Examination Museum opensNeolithic jade relics displayed in ShandongCulture Insider: Chinese shadow puppetryArtFilmCelebrityFashionFoodTravelGerman make-up artist creates masterpieces on her eyesE Chinas city holds first 3D painting exhibition48-meter-long calligraphy work of Preface to Tengwang PavilionGreat Wall photo exhibition attracts large audience in SloveniaArtist to sleep on iron wire bed for 36 daysNeolithic jade relics displayed in ShandongA brush with storytellingGraffiti artists paint on street walls in XinjiangEuropean Impression photo show opens in BeijingFine arts come to Shandong Art MuseumBack to natureArtist wows Shanghai with display of day-time fireworksMovie universities pull crowdsFamiliar faces in Venice a boost to Chinas films?China Influence-Young Director Competition kicks offComedy great Robin Williams hanged himself at homeA life dedicated to entertaining othersChinese film fans mourn for starDeng TV series lifts the lid on key yearsInternational Sports Film Week kicks off in BeijingTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles tops box officeContest seeks fervent fans of Hobbit moviesFilm festival promotes endangered mountain communitiesChinas Wanda to open US entertainment officeChinese film fans mourn for starNi Ni and Angelbaby celebrate end of Bride WarsCelebrities who have suffered from depressionComedy great Robin Williams hanged himself at homeActor Gao Hu arrested for drug abuseA life dedicated to entertaining othersActor Chen Bolin shoots for fashion magazineObama: Robin Williams was one of a kindActor Robin Williams found dead in apparent suicideTeen Choice Awards 2014Yao Chen graces Modern LadyPrince William to become air ambulance helicopter pilotVanity Fairs best dressed listShanghai Tangs certain somethingWinners announced in global contestFashion updateBringing it back homeTrend watch: Sandals add perfect finishing touchThe eyes have itLaowai Not: Fashion geekSupermodel style, just like meCellphone maker strives to reach peak of luxuryOn the sunny side of the streetsActress Liu Tao poses for Rayli magazineCool food that’s slightly drunkIcing on the cakePepper enters harvest season in GuangxiFast-food chains must disclose suppliersDaredevil diners hop along to rabbit restaurantsTerrible, but terrificDrunk on successChildren learn to make cakes in ShandongMerging of local quality watchogs piloted for food safetyA table for one, pleaseThat top of the world feelingCelebrities join quest for total dining experienceTop 10 most beautiful terraces in ChinaMountain paradiseGlimpses of Lhasas holiday seasonTop 10 destinations for female travelersTop 10 seldom-seen views around the worldQuanzhou charmsYunnan, a travel heavenCity of SpringsMorning sun showers snow-covered Great WallMixing old with new in central Vietnam2013 Top 10 Tourism DestinationsMost Popular| About China Daily | Advertise on Site | Contact Us | Job Offer |Copyright 1995 -. 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