Old summer palace
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Chinese Martial Arts Foshan Wing Chun, Shaolin Seven Star Mantis, Taijiquan
The Old Summer Palace was known as the “Versailles of the East”, but its glory and magnificence ceased in 1860. During the Second Opium War, British and French troops invaded Beijing, ransacked the Old Summer Palace, and looted its treasures, which are now displayed in museums around the world. After the looting, they set fire to the entire palace. It was said that the fire lasted for 3 days and nights. Almost all the buildings were burnt down. Posted by Sifu Derek Frearson
Taoïsme, Yoga, Respiration, Méditation
Artist painting of one of the Haiyantang (海晏堂) in the Xiyang Lou (Western style mansions) of the Old Summer Palace, which included a water clock fountain consisting of 12 bronze Chinese zodiac statues. at the Yuanmingyuan, looted and razed by the British and French forces in 1860 in retaliation for the the imprisonment, torture, and execution of almost 20 European and Indian prisoners, including two British diplomats and a Times news reporter.