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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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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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A must see place in Beijing

This is one of the best and must see places in Beijing. You need minimum half a day to go through fast or else keep one day yo do a thorough visit to this palace.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one of the best and must see places in Beijing. You need minimum half a day to go through fast or else keep one day yo do a thorough visit to this palace.

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Beijing, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fortunately, my home is so close to the Summer Palace. I always take a walk after dinner, usually. But I have no idea why the foreigners name it as the Summer palace? It is named, in Chinese, as Yiheyuan, meaning, the Garden of Harmonies. I love the Chinese name better, because it is true! Everything is nicely and elegantly designed!... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's a wonder that this is all Man Made. Highly recommend going.....the pedal boats would have been really fun.....but we didnt have the time and there was a long line up.

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Laguna Province, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice place for relaxing. use the pagoda boat to tour around for good pictures. and avoid the long walk

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Fairway, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the Summer Palace as it was relatively close to the high school we were running an English summer camp at. It is absolutely HUGE and very, very pretty. We could actually visualize the emperor and empress walking along. We didn't bother with the boat ride as it looked very crowded, and the lake was crowded as well. We... More 

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to see the Summer Palace in all four seasons and June was the last time before we moved away from Beijing. It's a stunning place and beats the Forbidden City and Lama Temple if you ask me. The right order if you are visiting all three is - Forbidden City, Lama Temple and then Summer Palace. If you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Although it is a bit humid and hazy, I enjoyed my visit to the Summer Palace. The scenery is very nice when you look down from the top. The long corridor was fascinating, and it was interesting to look at the stories.

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Seoul, South Korea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

To think that this is a man-made lake and hill/mountain; is what makes the place even more awesome. We walked in through the north entrance and left the summer palace via the east exit. Our travel was about 3:30 hours, where we had lots of breaks during the way. First off, the north entrance is easy to access from the... More 

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Zvolen, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is really overcrowded in peak season (July 2016). But anyway it was very nice place. You must visitid if you are in Beijing. Buy ticket for all places on start gate, because than you will pay on every 10 meters :)

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the summer palace but wasn't really worth it. Yes I must say it's beautiful but the entire visit is based on the boat ride that is maybe 10 mins. There are better places to visit before the summer palace.

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