Conservation image China Principles
A project of the Getty Conservation Institute

In 1703 Qing dynasty emperor Kangxi built a summer resort, which is known today as Chengde. Within this vast park, located about 150 miles north of Beijing, are lodges, pagodas, and artificial lakes and hills. Outside the walls of the resort, Kangxi's grandson, Qianlong, built Buddhist temples in the Tibetan style. The huge temple complex seen here—built in 1767 and one of nine that remain—is a scaled-down version of the Potala in Lhasa. Photo: Martha Demas.