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Address: 19 Xin-Jian-Gong-Men Rd, Beijing 100084, China
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Phone Number: 010-62881144
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6:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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Get ready for crowds because everyone wants to see this beautiful palace. The grounds are pretty with interesting trees and statues. Walking along the lake, you can visualize... read more

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Ruskin, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Get ready for crowds because everyone wants to see this beautiful palace. The grounds are pretty with interesting trees and statues. Walking along the lake, you can visualize what it was like for the emperor and his family. It would have been a beautiful place to spend the summer and it's great that it's open to the public. We were... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The water makes this tourist spot very inviting. The gardens are beautifully maintained and a pkeasurecto walknin.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a beautiful place but as I went in December it was probably not as good as it could be. There were still quite a few people there and locals doing morning exercises. The buildings are phenomenal and there is a lot to see and do. Based on other's pictures though I will go back in warmer months.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the Palace in Sept. it was hot and humid so bring plenty of water. The entrance is swarming with people trying to sell you stuff you don't want, as you would expect at a tourist attraction. Just decline politely but firmly and they will leave you alone. The bronze artwork that greets you is amazing. The grounds are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed the scenery of the Summer Palace . The buildings looked nice and the boat ride gave a brilliant view of the palace on the boat !

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely lake and gardens with the palace behind, for me the highlight was the marble boat. Nice place to get out of the city

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Summer Palace offers tourists a glimpse of the opulence of the royal garden where Empress Cixi stayed for the rest of her life. The structures (Longevity Hill (Wanshou Shan) and Kunming Lake) are man-made but are impressive and worth visiting. A leisure walk and boat ride is recommended and tour of the entire Summer Palace is worth the trip for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fantastic architecture, took lots of photos again. Also took some videos to capture the atmosphere. Very popular with the Chinese people. Our guide was very informative with much information of this attraction

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It is rather crowded, though probably relatively quiet since it was a working day. However, the palace was big enough to find a quiet space of your own. You can take a boat ride around the compound to save on walking, or go around with a paddle boat. Good views of the surrounding nature, especially at the peak of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

In The Summer Palace you can see lots of gardens .and the lake is really nice ,many bridges. And so many small details that make the place magical. a magical place with a lot of history. so beautiful. you can take a bus from the city.

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