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Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)

19 Xin-jian-gong-men Rd, Haidian District, Beijing 100084, China
+86 10 6288 1144
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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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19 Xin-jian-gong-men Rd, Haidian District, Beijing 100084, China
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Reviewed today via mobile

One of my favorite Beijing spots. I love the history and the walk is wonderful. You can take a short ferry ride. There are quite a few stairs but well worth it I think.

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Reviewed today via mobile

We caught a taxi out to here and it is worth half a day just to see the history. It's a bit run down and there are lots of crowds We went in the east gate and walked around to Suzhou street then caught a...More

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Reviewed today via mobile

Although our tour with Botrip tours was organized well and our tour guide Steven did a great job, but too many crowd here and the customer sevice in the Summer Palace really let us down

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Visited the Summer Palace after hearing so much about it, but honestly, it's nothing special. It was once the emperor's summer home, but now it's a glorified park. Full of tourists, can't find a single peaceful location to enjoy. Skip it unless you really have...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I personally enjoyed the Summer palace more than Forbidden city. Summer palace offers, park, museum, art gallery, boat rides and scenic architecture with a history to follow. One should buy a full park ticket and not half. If you are on a story 1 or...More

Thank 1Dallasite
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to the Summer Palace. Thought it was a very beautiful place. Very pleasant walking along the lake and through the long corridor. Well worth a visit.

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Absolutely gorgeous! I would consider this a must see in China. It was great to learn the history of the palace.

Thank Lois S
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Acres of history, the longest covered walkway, in a beautiful setting. Where emperors escaped the Beijing summer.

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Was a crowded Holiday weekend when we went, but was a beautiful place to walk around and eat an ice cream cone (soft serve looks like vanilla, tastes like milk). Of all the Parks we did (Beihai, Jingshan, and here) it was probably the nicest.

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My family went with a tour guide and learnt much about the history of the place. Interesting how Dowager Cixi is extravagant! It was a pleasant stroll in the palace grounds. We also saw some extremely interesting calligraphy - an elderly man used a mop-like...More

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yqyq
May 20, 2018|
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Response from pcwalton1 | Reviewed this property |
Nope, no need for a tour guide. As stated there are audio guides you can rent but it is such a large place I would just use a map and do a little online research before arriving.
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GoodOldSpades
April 7, 2018|
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Response from Bavarian L | Reviewed this property |
The Dragon boat on the lake takes you across the lake to the exit of the park our bus dropped us off at the main entrance and picked us up at the main exit across the lake hope that helps
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Sivi811
March 17, 2018|
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Response from ChF_10 | Reviewed this property |
There are also audio-guides available at the ticket office, for a nominal sum.
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