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The Qing Dynasty Emperors' vast grounds and buildings, collectively called, in English, "The Summer Palace," in Chinese called "Yuanmingyuan"... Yuanyingguan building, front

The Qing Dynasty Emperors' vast grounds and buildings, collectively called, in English, "The Summer Palace," in Chinese called "Yuanmingyuan"... Yuanyingguan building, front

The Haiyantang (Chinese: 海晏堂; pinyin: Hǎiyàntáng) was an area in the Xiyang Lou (Western style mansions) of the Old Summer Palace, which included a water clock fountain consisting of 12 bronze Chinese zodiac statues. Supposedly designed by (Italian) Giuseppe Castiglione for the Qianlong Emperor, the statues would spout water to tell the time.

The Haiyantang (Chinese: 海晏堂; pinyin: Hǎiyàntáng) was an area in the Xiyang Lou (Western style mansions) of the Old Summer Palace, which included a water clock fountain consisting of 12 bronze Chinese zodiac statues. Supposedly designed by (Italian) Giuseppe Castiglione for the Qianlong Emperor, the statues would spout water to tell the time.

The Qing Dynasty Emperors' vast grounds and buildings, collectively called, in English, "The Summer Palace," in Chinese called "Yuanmingyuan"... Haiyantang building, east

The Qing Dynasty Emperors' vast grounds and buildings, collectively called, in English, "The Summer Palace," in Chinese called "Yuanmingyuan"... Haiyantang building, east

The Qing Dynasty Emperors' vast grounds and buildings, collectively called, in English, "The Summer Palace," in Chinese called "Yuanmingyuan"... Aviary building, east

The Qing Dynasty Emperors' vast grounds and buildings, collectively called, in English, "The Summer Palace," in Chinese called "Yuanmingyuan"... Aviary building, east

Peony Terrace - Forty Scenes of the Yuanmingyuan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Peony Terrace - Forty Scenes of the Yuanmingyuan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

One of the buildings found in the Yuanmingyuan collection of palatial structures

The Qing Dynasty Emperors' vast grounds and buildings, collectively called, in English, "The Summer Palace," in Chinese called "Yuanmingyuan"... The Grand Fountain Throne

The Qing Dynasty Emperors' vast grounds and buildings, collectively called, in English, "The Summer Palace," in Chinese called "Yuanmingyuan". The Grand Fountain Throne

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