Many imperial gardens exist in Asia including:
- the old name of the Old Summer Palace in Beijing, China, also known as the Gardens of Perfect Brightness
- the Tokyo Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan
... miles west of Xi'an (西安), Shaanxi province the fabulous imperial palace built by the First Emperor in replacement of Xianyang Palace. 7 km/4 miles northeast of downtown Xi'an (西安), Shaanxi province imperial palace of the prestigious Western Han Dynasty for two centuries ... in Luoyang (洛陽), Henan province imperial palaces of the Eastern Han Dynasty for two centuries, the Southern Palace being used for court ...
... The habit also developed of building garden estates in the countryside surrounding the capital city, where the emperors retired at times to get away ... reached a zenith with the Qing Dynasty, whose emperors built the fabulous Imperial Gardens (御園), now known in China as the Gardens of Perfect Brightness (圓明園), and better known ... emperors of the Qing Dynasty resided and worked in the Imperial Gardens, 8 km/5 miles outside of the walls of Beijing, the Forbidden City inside Beijing being used only for formal ceremonies ...
Famous quotes containing the words gardens and/or imperial:
“These are the Gardens of the Desert, these
The unshorn fields, boundless and beautiful,
And fresh as the young earth, ere man had sinned”
—William Cullen Bryant (17941878)
“Their bodies are buried in peace; but their name liveth for evermore.”
—Apocrypha. Ecclesiasticus, 44:14.
The line their name liveth for evermore was chosen by Rudyard Kipling on behalf of the Imperial War Graves Commission as an epitaph to be used in Commonwealth War Cemeteries. Kipling had himself lost a son in the fighting.