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Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)

Open today: 6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Beijing Summer Palace Admission Ticket
From $4.50*
Beijing Summer Palace Admission Ticket
From $4.50*
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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

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 today 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 yesterday

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 yesterday 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 2 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 2 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
Thank Jen H
Reviewed 2 days ago

Such a beautiful place to visit! Can be done in a couple of hours, but can also easily fill your whole day. Fantastic for strolling around, taking in the breathtaking views, and exploring wonderful architecture. The maps are beautifully drawn and can be their own...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank shufflin_to_buffalo
Reviewed 2 days ago

Got there by Metro - go to Bagou station on Line 10 and then walk out of the station following the signs to the XIJIAO line. At the station buy a ticket to West Gate of Summer Palace - first station on the line (RMB...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RoddyPayne
Reviewed 3 days ago

I visited this place during the winter months so there weren’t any boats and most of the plant life in the lake was dead. However, there was still a lot to see. You can pay a little extra and climb to the top of the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Kevin E
Reviewed 3 days ago

Kind of interesting, but got old for me personally after awhile. If you are into Chinese history, you will probably love this place. We visited during the winter and was told it is more interesting duirng warmer times when the boats are on the lake.

Date of experience: December 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