Fanghu Shengjing

China Scenic - - SPECIAL REPORT -

This is the re­con­structed il­lus­tra­tion of the Fanghu Shengjing (Beau­ti­ful Scene of the Square Pot), one of the Forty Scenes of the Old Sum­mer Palace (Yuan­ming Yuan). Com­pleted in 1738 (dur­ing the reign of the Qian­long Em­peror), the build­ing was in­spired by the imag­ined ce­les­tial build­ings. Later schol­ars con­sid­ered it the most ma­jes­tic and el­e­gant build­ing com­plex of the Old Sum­mer Palace.

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