In the center of the city, we found this jewel!
66 hectares of imperial gardens, including a 39 hectare lake and boats of all sizes
built more than 1000 years ago during the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907) and enhanced over several dynasties
The White Dagoba (Tibetan style monastary) sits on a hill - it was believed that it would protect Beijing against floods
lotus blossoms on the lake
the emperor and empress would come to the garden to fish, admire the moon and watch fireworks
A must-see spot!!! The Dagoba is closed for restoration, as are many sites in the city, all in preparation for the 2008 Olympics.