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Address: 19 Xin-jian-gong-men Rd, Haidian District, Beijing 100084, China
Phone Number: 010-62881144
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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The history and beauty of this place is awesome! Again it's a long walk from one end to the other and be sure to catch the dragon boat back to the beginning. If you go to Beijing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The history and beauty of this place is awesome! Again it's a long walk from one end to the other and be sure to catch the dragon boat back to the beginning. If you go to Beijing you should not miss going to the Summer Palace or to the Mutianyu Great Wall and take the toboggan back down from the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The Summer Palace is spread over quite a large area with a large lake complete with peddle boats and dragon boats which take you from the entrance to the old living quarters. We went with a tour which made it a bit more interesting and informative however I did see people with a tour via headphones, I can't vouch for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I went there on March, early Spring, with family trip. The Summer Palace for Royal member, Dowager Empress Cixi. You can see the first telephone, first crystal light even first car inside this Summer Palace. Must go areas including the 17 Holes Bridge, Long Corridor, Stone Ship and also the hall to isolate the Guangxu Emperor.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

As part of Wendy Wu's Grand Tour of China (David's family start date 7th August 2015) I absolutely loved this Place. Well actually I quite loved ALL the tour! David our National Guide was charming and a great advertisement for Wendy Wu's tours. Well done Wendy Wu for such an amazing trip and for choosing David as the National tour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This place is absolutely incredible. We organised a tour guide to take us to the Summer Place which was invaluable as the area is huge but managed to see most of the key areas. This is a very popular place and so gets very busy so I would recommend going early in the morning to ensure you aren't too crowded.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Although I love beach but this Summer Palace gives you a feeling of history and lots of open spaces. Lake is huge and I can breath a better air quality here

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We didn't quite get to the actual palace, very busy and limited time, but enjoyed the avenue of paintings along the way - would have been nice to have a boat ride if time had permitted - worth a visit, but need 2+ hours.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Had a great morning wandering around the Summer Palace and hiring a paddle boat to spend some time on the lake. Our guide (Helen from Catherine Lu Tours) provided excellent commentary about the history and cultural significance of the Palace.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The Summer Palace is almost more beautiful than the Forbidden City (am I allowed to say that). It's definitely worth going and spending some time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A very pleasent environment, i could hardly believe we were near to the City, with lots to see and do, it's a very interesting day out during a visit to Beijing

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