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Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)

Address: 19 Xin-jian-gong-men Rd, Haidian District, Beijing 100084, China
Phone Number: 010-62881144
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3-Night Best of Beijing Private Tour
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Ranked #4 of 1,198 Attractions in Beijing
Type: Architectural Buildings, Castles, Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Gardens, Parks, Biking Trails, Cultural
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

The Long Corridor's was very interesting and colorful. Before crowds came, elders wrote poems on the cement in calligraphy in the early morning mist.

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Las Pinas, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

The air was more chilly at the Summer Palace than in Great Wall because of the lake. The beautiful man made lake was charming. The pergola are intricately designed and very photogenic.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed the sunset cruise overlooking the picturesque gardens with Pagodas and the home of the Dragon Lady – our tour guide Jeff from Merry Travel provided just enough information to ensure that we enjoy our visit here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

This was an absolutely charming place with lots of quiet places to take pictures. The short cruise on the lake was idyllic even though the boat was completely packed.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

We were on a tour, so our guide took us around to the places of interest. It was very crowded, so we would have been wandering for a very long time without him. We went on one of the little boats out onto the lake at sunset. We got some stunning photos of this. I would definitely recommend this time... More

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Take your time walking through the Long Corridor and really look at the paintings...like an Art Gallery. The views of the lake and the Palace are beautifully constructed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is a wonderful and a very huge place... There're 3 man made lakes inside it, so you can imagine how big it is A word of advice, because it's a summer palace and a lot of open space garden, better visit it in spring or summer because when we're here in winter, it feels so cold walking around... haha... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

It is a beautiful place but the crowds of tourists can turn you off as you won't be able to appreciate the history and beauty of the place for all the noise and jostling for pictures.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

What a beautiful place to visit. The garden is so beautiful and relaxing. Very crowded and so many people that want you to buy their goods. It a must see.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

we walked with the crowd, so many people that I can not enjoy the trip. you can not stop because some people will push you to go. Not so attracted for me

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