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4. The Summer Palace

The Summer Palace yí hé yuán 颐和园   

This stamp was issued in 2008 in a miniature sheet. 

Although translated as 'The Summer Palace', the Chinese meaning is the 'Garden of Preserving Harmony'. The character for garden is a phonogram. Phonogram characters have one part which links to the meaning and one part which links to the sound. 

Suggested activities:

  • Find out about the history of 'The Summer Palace'. 
  • Compare this photo of the palace with the image on the stamp. 

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