News Display: Peking's Summer Palace Burns Down
October 18, 1860 marks the date when the Summer Palace in Peking, China,
was destroyed by British troops as a tactic to end the Second Opium
War. Yuanmingyuan was built by the Manchu emperors in 1750. After it
was burned and looted, Chinese Empress Dowager Cixi began rebuilding the
palace, calling it Yiheyuan, or "Garden of Good Health and Harmony." It
was burned again by Western troops in 1900 during the Boxer Rebellion
and rebuilt again in the 1950s. Considered a masterpiece of Chinese
landscape garden design, the Summer Palace
is now on Unesco's World Heritage list of sites.
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