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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 is far away from downtown, but the place has one of the best views of Beijing. The area has typical buildings of emperors dinasty´s. Its a very nice place to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Braco Do Norte, SC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Summer Palace is far away from downtown, but the place has one of the best views of Beijing. The area has typical buildings of emperors dinasty´s. Its a very nice place to spend about 2h on your visit to Beijing.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

this is a beautiful place and another of those you want to get to at opening due to the massive crowds. you can get lost in this place for a day or scoot through it in an hour if you really wanted. you need to understand the reasons it was built and its history of usage by different emperors to... More 

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Albany, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

So much to see... spent the best part of the day here get in early and take a stroll its worth it . Its easy to catch public transport to get here. feel like a true explorer of an ancient time

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Wentworth, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The park like setting with the lake, small boats which are available for rent, flowers, hanging trees, and pagoda was totally beautiful. The only drawback was the crowds of people. But we were there on a weekend - I expect it wouldn't be so busy on a weekday.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

While it was wonderful walking around, the highlight were the many groups of people exercising, singing or dancing. We were blown away with powerful performances from two choirs that we stumbled across. Enjoyed dancing with some lovely ladies. Could have watched for hours a group perfecting the salsa. Would be a wonderful place to just sit and people watch. As... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

It is a great place to stroll and take pretty pictures after a long day of sightseeing. There are much less tourists than in the forbidden city, which is definitely an upside.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

In my opinion, this was probably the most beautiful place we visited in China. It was so pretty and I'll never forget our visit there. A very serene place, even though there are millions of tourists

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Casper, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Simply wonderful. After seeing the Forbidden City and other, more formal palace locations, the Summer Palace was a refreshing change. I loved the covered walk-ways, the boat ride and the trees. The arrangement of the features and the buildings is much more welcoming environment. This is a place to relax and truly enjoy the beauty of ancient China.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We stopped here on a tour, hustled in and out. I would have liked to spend the day here, spending time on the boats on the lake and looking around everything there was to see.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

very nice but got bitten by midges coz of water. Beautiful to see this were someones summer home built spesially for their family

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Additional Information about Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)

Address: 19 Xin-jian-gong-men Rd, Haidian District, Beijing 100084, China
Phone Number: 010-62881144
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing Region  >  Beijing
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:30 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 6:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 6:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 6:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 6:30 am - 6:00 pm

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