The Summer Palace (Yiheyuan in Chinese, meaning "Garden of Nurtured Harmony") is a huge garden around the Kunming lake with several palaces, temples and pavilions in Beijing. The highest elevation in the Summer Palace park is the Longevity Hill (60 m). The Summer Palace covers an area of 2.9 sq. km, three quarters of which are taken by the lake. The palaces, temples and other structures in the Summer Palace were built between 1750 and 1902. In 1998 UNESCO declared the Summer Palace a World Heritage Site.
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