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Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)

Open today: 6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Beijing Summer Palace Admission Ticket
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Beijing Summer Palace Admission Ticket
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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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No.19 Xinjian Gongmen Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100084, China
+86 10 6288 1144
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Reviewed today via mobile

We chose to extend our visit to Beijing to see this site. We knew nothing of it with exception of name as it was not included in standard tour. We are so glad we did the extension. The long corridor with it’s amazing paintings the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed yesterday

The park is absolutely worth to visit. However, I would like to remind elderly people that the park is very big and no public sightseeing transportation inside the park. You have to rely on your own walk.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

One of the must visits in Beijing along with the Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven. Beautiful and expansive site with a huge lake and park. A UNESCO world heritage site and a great place to immerse the family with a little history and culture...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JohnSG911
Reviewed yesterday

I have been here twice now on visits to Beijing, once in the summer and again in the winter. Summer is definitely the best time to go, especially to enjoy the lake or a boat. However, the paths through the gardens and around the lake...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CrazyDaveC
Reviewed yesterday

Loved the architecture....a very beautiful place with a lot of things to see...The history reminds you that you really are in China

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rofhiwan2017
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a wonderful place. But be prepared to walk up steep steps and many of them. But the hikes were worth it. Breathtaking views. And to say there were many shops is an understatement. Many souvenir shops throughout the complex

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jailernailer
Reviewed 2 days ago

Wonderful park-like setting the literally can accommodate thousands of people, the grand walkway is a delight and the space is very special. Go there if you have the time.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dagnytags
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Good place for an outing with views and history. A bit crowded but worth the 45min drive to see this compound by a lake. Interesting history behind the buildings and gardens. Be ready for a bit of walking

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank FellowTraveler822641
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed a wonderful walk around here. The lake was empty of boats as it was out of season, which helped the view. The marble boat is amazing. We visited on a cold sunny day and really enjoyed watching the locals playing games. We felt...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank nickic844
Reviewed 3 days ago

I took so many photos I had to recharge my phone. The colors on the buildings are amazing. It was a perfect day with blue sky as a backdrop. It was crowded even in off-season but worth seeing.

Date of experience: November 2018
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September 1, 2018|
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Response from se0nak | Reviewed this property |
Out of all the places we have been to in Beijing my favorite was Summer Palace. You wouldn’t be able to see the beauty of it unless you go inside. I would also recommend to get an access to all of visiting places inside the... More
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July 23, 2018|
Response from pavmanmikey | Reviewed this property |
Hi You can buy your tickets at the North gate April-October it is 30 (CNY), November to March 20 (CNY). Not sure how much the child ticket is but you may be able to get a family ticket. So very worthwhile to spend the day... More