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Address: 19 Xin-jian-gong-men Rd, Haidian District, Beijing 100084, China
Phone Number: 010-62881144
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Once a summer retreat for emperors, this 290-acre park is still a retreat...
Once a summer retreat for emperors, this 290-acre park is still a retreat for the crowd-weary tourist, who can relax here or stroll around ancient pavilions, mansions, temples, bridges and huge lake, stopping occasionally at a shop or tea-house.
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Summer Palace very busy on the weekends!

We visited on a Saturday and there were lots of local people visiting and enjoying the lake and surrounding grounds. it is very pretty...be prepared for lots of people, having to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Bendigo, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We visited on a Saturday and there were lots of local people visiting and enjoying the lake and surrounding grounds. it is very pretty...be prepared for lots of people, having to Queue up to see some of the areas and single file in some of the tighter spots. there are paddle boats to hire on the lake...we went on the... More 

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Wendouree
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Great traditional gardens and beautiful lake. The paintings on the long outdoor undercover path way is amassed with every image and session. This palace is really a great lake and garden rather than be palace buildings, so more of nature that buildings. It is popular to visit so can be crowded and it is so big you can possibly see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I got separated from my group whilst in here but I don't regret it much. The entire area was absolutely beautiful, with the small bridges and temple-like structures and the wonderful general arcitecture of the area. I really appreciated the ladies selling the delicious steamed corn here and there and there was even a small kiosk near the Palace. A... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

This place is huge! So start in the morning and bring food and water. Take the No. 4 Metro to Xiyuan. Then walk to the right of the station exit for about 10-15 minutes. Get the tickets with the boat trip if you have time. Boat trip starts every hour on the hour. The climb to the temple containing the... More 

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Maryville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The summer Palace is a must see in Beijing. I recommend seeing it thru a tour co. so you can get the history/stories etc and not have to drive/park etc. I also recommend the Dragon Boat Ride.

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Abbotsford, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed our visit to the Summer Palace. I liked that there was a lot of activity going on during our visit - a senior's group was singing under the gazebo. There was a boat tour that we could have taken had we not been on a tour. I have to say I enjoyed this tour better than the Forbidden... More 

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Nottingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely place to visit it is vast and can get very busy. It is worth the walk up to the temple on the hill for the views. Do not miss this off your list of places to visit.

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Noida, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

it's spread over a large area and certainly a lively place but nothing extraordinary about it. It's a nice place to relax for a while and maybe take a boat ride over the huge water body that forms a part of the place.

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Coral Springs, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We went to the Summer Palace on a Saturday and it was very crowded with lots of tour groups! We walked for quite a while through the crowds and wasn't overly impressed with it. We had also been to the Great Wall earlier that same day so we were somewhat tired and left after spending only an hour here. We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

the buildings are beautiful, it got like the add, and there's more! thought you had seen so many, but we kept walking, with a fabulous guide, it is worth a visit, but be prepared to walk, and expect heat.

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