|Inscribed :1998 Criteria: C (i) (ii) (iii)
Justification for Inscription:
The Summer Palace in Beijing, which was first built in 1750, largely destroyed in the war of 1860, and restored on its original foundation in 1886, is a masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design, integrating the natural landscape of hills and open water with manmade features such as pavilions, halls, palaces, temples and bridges into a harmonious and aesthetically exceptional whole.
Links with Partner Institutions:
The Summer Palace, A Virtual Tour