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The Tower of Buddhist Incense @ Summer Palace, Beijing

The Tower of Buddhist Incense (佛香閣 Foxiang Ge) sits atop Longevity hill in the Summer Palace, overlooking Kunming Lake.   Like a lot of historical sites in China, it went through cycles of construction and destruction.  It was first built by Emperor Qianlong during the 1700’s, destroyed by the Anglo-French allied Forces in 1860 and rebuilt again during Emperor Guangxu’s reign (1875 – 1908).   Continue reading

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