Ruins of Old Summer Palace will Back to Life on an App from Oct. 1

01/09/2014
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News: From Oct. 1st, 2014, visitors will be able to download an app through which they can see the recovered landscapes of Yuanmingyuan, or named the Old Summer Palace before 1860.

Yuanmingyuan at Present

Yuanmingyuan at Present

Yuanmingyuan, or the Old Summer Palace, was first constructed in 1709 and located in northwest of Beijing midtown. Before 1860, Yuanmingyuan is the summer palace for the Emperors of Ancient China. However, it was looted and burned down by Anglo-French Allied Forces in 1860, leaving only ruins and wild weed.

Based on historical records and archaeological findings, there are hundreds of scenic spots of exquisitely constructed halls, pavilions, rock hills and ponds. During that era, it was called the “Garden of Gardens” or the “Versailles of the East” in Europe.

Now a digital system recreates the scene before it was demolished. The system will be released on China National Day ( Oct. 1 ).

Yuanmingyuan at Present

Yuanmingyuan at Present

Yuanmingyuan (recovered by App Digtal System)

Yuanmingyuan (recovered by App Digtal System)

Yuanmingyuan (recovered by App Digtal System)

Yuanmingyuan (recovered by App Digtal System)