Beijing 2014 - through-my-eyes
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The East Palace Gate (Donggongmen) is the main entrance to the Summer Palace. There are three doors, the one in the center being exclusively for the emperor and the empress, and the two side doors for nobles and ministers. The three characters, Yi He Yuan (Summer Palace), on the plaque of the gate, were written by Emperor Guangxu, the last but one emperor of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).