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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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Palace in the clouds ...

60 yuan entry charge...marvelous heritage site ... rigorous climb up to the palace though with many steps but amazing views. Lots to see and photograph Vast grounds with large... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

60 yuan entry charge...marvelous heritage site ... rigorous climb up to the palace though with many steps but amazing views. Lots to see and photograph Vast grounds with large lake to walk around to. Gets very busy afternoons.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Even though my visit was in winter, I can imagine how lovely this place would be in the spring and summer. The grounds are large and the lake is beautiful. It will take some time and some walking for a complete visit. Wear good shoes and get a guide or a good guide book to appreciate the history.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My favorite spot, always spending a full day there when visiting Beijing. Take the ticket with 5 free sub-entries. Dont miss the Serenity garden, romantic and calm. Climb up the hill to see or pray the Buddha hall. Dont miss the theatre, with music and theatre short pieces. And right behind, have your picture taken in Ancient Chinese garnment, Be... More 

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Greenwich, CT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Summer Palace is one of the nicest major sites in Beijing. I think our family enjoyed it even more than the Forbidden Palace. It's interesting and beautiful with many facets to explore.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome ! Beautiful gardens, very nice cruise on the lake, fantastic place to spend a quiet and peaceful time. Best to go in the morning, as lots of visitors arrive after 11 a.m. A must for anyone visiting Beijing.

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Enterprise, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Seemed like half of Beijing was out on the ice. Manmade lake and mountain. Hard to imagine the physical sacrifice to build.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Took the family for the afternoon to go see the Summer Palace considering how clean the air was. It was a little cold so make sure you dress warm if you are going in the winter. It was pretty cool to see all this ancient land marks. The signs describing the various sites were also in English so you can... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I enjoyed walking around the Palace and learning about its history. It is accessible from central Beijing by bis, car, metro or tour bus. Lots of restaurants nearby.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

During your visit to Beijing do not miss the Summer Palace. Select a sunny day , if possible, and dedicate the whole day just for this visit, enjoying everything in a relaxed time. The building, garden and lake are stunnig. If you are with nyour partner it is twice enjoyable. Do not have nice places to eat, better to carry... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A must-see garden in Beijing. We visited there on Sunday, so it's VERY VERY crowded. But it's still fun to walk in the garden, took a boat ride.

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