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Located to the western side of the Long Gallery at the Summer Palace the Quinyan (or 'Marble') Boat was built by the Emperor Quinlong as a symbol that the Qing Dynasty was as stable and enduring as a rock. It is not particularly interesting by...More
When you visit the Summer Palace you will eventually wander to where this boat is located at the edge of the lake. Certainly interesting to view, and quite impressive. Of course this was not practical to be built, but it does show the wealth of...More
This marble boat was built by emperor Qianlong in 1755 within the summer palace on the Kunming lake . A long wooden covered bridge is leading to it . Actually made of wood and painted as if made of marble. The emperor was criticized for...More
This is probably not the sort of attraction that I would make an effort to see. However, it is at the Summer Palace on the edge of Kunming Lake so I thought to just go along and have a look.
The boat is not functional...More
I have to disagree with previous reviewers about not worth walking down to see this boat. This is a very special piece of history on display here. A stone boat carved beautifully and majestically though not functioning and of no use. Isn't that what most...More