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颐和园-宝云阁(Summer Palace - baoyun Chinese style pavilion)
Beijing

Summer Palace - baoyun Chinese style pavilion: the baoyun Chinese style pavilion said that “the copper palace”, it is said is Emperor Qianlong noble and dignity constructs specially for the demonstration imperial authority, uses all over the body the material, it is said is Korean king the offering very good bronze, at that time the construction cost converted into an equivalent in silver 65000 two, was nearly Qianlong faces the state treasury reserve silver 1/1000. After completing, on the first day, 15 holds in here pays respect to the ceremony, lets Lama chant scripture after emperor prays strives for long-lived. the baoyun Chinese style pavilion is located, in 4 meter high white marble writes in an ornate style in the Xumi place, the dougong curls upwards the eave graceful bearing to be pretty, the charm is exquisite, the windows and doors beam column works with great care, meter the condition ten thousand sides. The composition copper palace's several thousand spare parts pull out the wax law casting with the Chinese tradition, all becomes for the joggled joint, may load and unload freely, performs careful and detailed work , to fit together snugly or perfectly, is not inferior wooden. So structure, if the fairyland palace, may be called in the history of architecture the miracle.

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Copyright: Jacky cheng
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Uploaded: 27/04/2009
Updated: 18/06/2014
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