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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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Amazing palace

I loved the palace as it provided great insight into a life lived there by royalty, as well as the workers. It was better than I had expected and definately worth your time.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I loved the palace as it provided great insight into a life lived there by royalty, as well as the workers. It was better than I had expected and definately worth your time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This place is idyllic. It is definitely worthy of a few hours, there is so much to see and the views over the lake are beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

If you plan to visit Summer Palace please take your time. I suggest min. 6 hours to get a feeling. Look for details away from tourist path's. the best time to visit is from 08:00 in the morning.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The Summer Palace is a beautiful site with a history, mainly involving the Dowager Empress Cixi. She was quite a woman as her soubriquet, the Dragon Lady, suggests. Sadly on the day of our visit the lake was considered too rough for boat trips (they clearly have never visited Bridlington) and so we were unable to enjoy that experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This place was a delight to visit. One interesting event was a older Chinese man who was writing very large Chinese symbols/words on the sidewalk using a large instrument that used water to write the words. He was very happy and seemed to enjoying himself. Also of interest was the large cement boat that was used as a decoration.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

you would feel and try to imagine how ppl lived there. If you love photography, and if the weather permits, this is the place where you can make several amazing shots.

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Scott, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful stunning place unbelievable architecture and things in general, love the landscaping and all the exotic thoughts that this place has with it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Just a reminder, please beware that there are three or four types of boat rides in summer palace. We chose the cheapest one- RMB15 per person. It was a huge boat that can ride for (estimate only) 20-40persons per boat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is my favorite place in the city of Beijing. It is away from all the crazy traffic and just beautiful! I recommend not going on a weekend or holiday because it can be so busy. But it is beautiful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

What a beautiful and huge place. You could spend a day here easily. Be sure to go to the street behind the mountain. Don't go on a weekend as it is packed with locals. The marble boat is beautiful and the long passage way's view over the water and cool breeze just beautiful. A really picturesque spot steeped in amazing... More 

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Additional Information about Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)

Address: 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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