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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 relaxing, calm atmosphere. Take a boat ride in the lake. Worth spending couple of hours and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A relaxing, calm atmosphere. Take a boat ride in the lake. Worth spending couple of hours and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

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Dmitrov, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Of you like big green territory without flavor of chinese history - its your choice. Good for slow journey, very big territory. All building is closed with glasses.. many local peoples.. lotos flower in water..

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beijing's 'green lung' - 45 mins out on the metro from downtown means fresher air at the Summer Palace. It's a lovely spot - you can wander up through the rocks on Longevity Hill, and stroll by Kunming Lake admiring the lotus flowers and waterside pavillions. Even in a park of such enormous size, you will be sharing it in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a private tour which was the best decision we made, we had a leisurely two hour walk around the huge lake taking in the paintings etc. then took the boat across to the bridge for a short walk back to the gate. Lovely day.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Must visit! Beautiful place. Take a boat ride. see the long corridor, the gorgeous lotus flowers, the history of the dragon lady who lived there.

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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The summer palace is simply stunning! Don*t be fooled - it is much bigger than you might think. We spend here half a day and felt that we had barely seen it. Apart from all the temples and buildings you can visit the views on the lake and on Beijing are just breathtaking! Avoid the audio guide - it is... More 

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Thank PlanetGuy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Should be high up anyones list when visiting Beijing. Would recommend going early to see the morning exercises and also taking a guide so you can fully underatand what you are looking at in each part of the palace.

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Lugo, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this place in a guoded tour, we did not walk up to the pagoda but just walked all around the beautiful lake, its a must see in Beijing along with the great wall and Tiananmen square and forbidden palace

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Summer Palace was so beautiful with the loveliest gardens & waterways. The Dragon Boat ride topped it off beautifully.

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I selected summer palace as part of my trip in Beijing (4Days3nights), it is very worth it to do it in Spring or Autumn since the place itself is massive and it can take whole day even 2days if you want to look at every single piece of history but i took a short walk due to busy crowd. The... More 

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