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Address: 19 Xin-jian-gong-men Rd, Haidian District, Beijing 100084, China
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+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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A Beijing Delight

We visited the Summer Palace last week and even in winter, the palace grounds are quite lovely and enjoyable. In spring, summer and fall, it must be quite beautiful when in full... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited the Summer Palace last week and even in winter, the palace grounds are quite lovely and enjoyable. In spring, summer and fall, it must be quite beautiful when in full bloom. Well worth a visit in any season.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

even though come on winter time. still beautiful. we have been this garden before. summer visit this the summer pallace recommend.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Was amazed how they lived back then,, buildings are well preserved, and our guide was very informative.

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Hong Kong
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went on a cold and smoggy january day, with the sun making only seldom faint appearences through the grey. Nonetheless, the palace is spectacular. It was well worth the cold hands and feet to tramp uphill then get a spetacular view over the frozen lake. I can only imagine what it would be like in the summer! One nice... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Don't leave Beijing without seeing the Summer Palace. Hire one of the many twenty something locals to give you a tour, you won't regret it! One thing, it is COLD in February, dress appropriately!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very beautiful place! If you are visiting the Badaling part of the Great Wall make sure to stop at Summer Palace as well. You won't regret it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very beautifull the walk along the lake, good at the sunset. Nice gardens, quiet place. Take time for a quiet walk.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went mid January and a lot of the little shops were closed and the park was quiet, It is a huge site with so much to see you could easily spend the whole day walking around. There is a lot of walking and quite a few steps but the sights are well worth the effort

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is such a lovely place where the Dragon Lady got as her birthday present from her Son. None of the painting are the same.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a must see!!! Kids enjoyed it. But need to move through. Every palace is similar, kids get bored. But it is beautiful. Need to keep kids interested. Not much food was around palace but if you walk towards main train station. There were many restaurants & fast food across the street from main train station.

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