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Address: 19 Xin-jian-gong-men Rd, Haidian District, Beijing 100084, China
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Phone Number: +86 10 6288 1144
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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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If only it was summer1

Did not visit the Summer Palace in the summer when it must be really spectacular. It was winter and super cold, but still you could appreciate the beauty of the place. The... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Did not visit the Summer Palace in the summer when it must be really spectacular. It was winter and super cold, but still you could appreciate the beauty of the place. The location on the Kunming Lake is nice and you can see the buildings on Longevity Hill from there.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the second time I visited Summer Palace. The place is as busy and crowded as usual. The weather was nice. It is very clean now, so hard to spot rubbish on the ground. Shops in the Palace have better presentation than before. There is no vendor try to sell goods in an aggressive way. View is just so... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went to the Summer Palace as part of a tour. It was very pleasant and very pretty. we were lucky to be able to view it on a lovely day as well

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was easy to catch a train close to the Summer Palace which is definitely worth a visit. It was much larger than I thought and it was wonderful walking through the grounds. Worth while to get ticket to cover all areas. You need to be prepared to do a lot of walking and to see the tower of Buddha... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Cherry blossom trees turn this palace to unbelievable beautiful. It s good place to relax and enjoy walking in the good weather. i suggest to spend 1 day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It is amazing how the cold weather concealed by the walls of the summer palace to the busy streets of Beijing. I enjoyed the view the small trek in this amazing manmade lake. This is just wonderful!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You can't see it all without walking a lot, but it's well worth the effort. It is all flat. Stunning views and impressive buildings.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The summer palace is very beautifully and elegantly built. There are a lot of local tourists hence better to visit it early in the morning.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I thought the Forbidden City was amazing and then I went to the summer palace. It is beautiful and stunning even in winter

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I little out of the way from the rest of the city but still easily accessible via the 2nd to last stop of the 4 train (subway is very easy to navigate, even without any Chinese language ability). We bought a ticket that included all the attractions but didn't ed up seeing them all. Unless to plan to comb through... More 

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