The Mountain Resort (the Qing dynasty's summer palace), in
Hebei Province, was built between 1703 and 1792. It is a vast complex of
palaces and administrative and ceremonial buildings. Temples of various
architectural styles and imperial gardens blend harmoniously into a
landscape of lakes, pastureland and forests. In addition to its
aesthetic interest, the Mountain Resort is a rare historic vestige of
the final development of feudal society in China.