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The long Corridor actually is a covered walkway 728 meters long with 273 sections. It Summer Palace Long Corridorwas first built in 1750 for Qianlong's mother to enjoy the scenes of the lake in rainy days.

In 1860, the long corridor was destroyed by Anglo French Allied Forces. It was rebuilt after the original pattern at the end of the 19 century.

This art gallery starts from Yaoyuemen (Greeting the Moon Gate) in the east and ends near the Marble Boat in the west, with the Gate of Dispelling Clouds standing in the center. There are four octagonal pavilions in between, symbolizing the four seasons.

  • Paintings on the beams of Long Corridor
    There are more than 8,000 paintings on the beams of the long corridor, making it a real art gallery. These colorful paintings can be divided into four categories: human figures and stories, landscapes, flowers and birds, and architecture. Among these the most fascinating part is certainly the 200 odd paintings depicting historical figures, folk and fairy stories and scenes from traditional operas. These works cover thousands of years of Chinese history. The majority of the landscape paintings were done under the order of Emperor Qianlong, who preferred the scenery of South China.

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