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Evening at the Summer Palace
I didn't make it to the Summer Palace until my final evening in Beijing, and I was graced with a delicate sunset.

This place is also called the "Gardens of Nurtured Harmony" and it rests on top of "Longevity Hill", a very Chinese-folk-sounding name.  What is kind of interesting is that this entire area was manmade, and the huge hill was built out of dirt when they excavated the man-made lake!

It is a truly beautiful place, as you can plainly see.  I could not have asked for a better place to explore on my last night in China.

- Trey Ratcliff

Read more (and check out a new TWIT Photo Webcast) here at the Stuck in Customs blog.

Evening at the Summer Palace

I didn't make it to the Summer Palace until my final evening in Beijing, and I was graced with a delicate sunset. This place is also called the "Gardens of Nurtured Harmony" and it rests on top of "Longevity Hill", a very Chinese-folk-sounding name. What is kind of interesting is that this entire area was manmade, and the huge hill was built out of dirt when they excavated the man-made lake! It is a truly beautiful place, as you can plainly see. I could not have asked for a better place to explore on my last night in China. - Trey Ratcliff Read more (and check out a new TWIT Photo Webcast) here at the Stuck in Customs blog.

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