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Summer Palace

Summer palace served as a summer resort for Empress Dowager Cixi. During her time she spent a lot of money that was meant for the navy on reconstruction and larger developments of the palace. Among those "improvements" was a marble boat, which it turns out, does not float very well.

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Taken on May 15, 2013