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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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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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Best place to visit in Beijing

Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City don't even come close to the nice summer palace and all its attractions. We spent half a day there and had a great time.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City don't even come close to the nice summer palace and all its attractions. We spent half a day there and had a great time.

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Springfield Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Summer Palace is really a giant, amazing park. There is a palace on the grounds, but it's much more than that. There are miles of trails, immaculate gardens, amazing architecture and a lake you can boat on. Be prepared to walk and there are areas with steep steps or paths. The views and the atmosphere are great. The park... More 

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Rodeo, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Summer Palace was incredible. I would definitely recommend a visit. Plan on a full day to get the most out of your visit. In order to save time and your leg muscles, utilize the boats to help get around. We took a boat from the island to near the palace and then again from the palace to Suzhou Street.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was very crowded when I got there at around 9:15 am on a Thursday morning. It is easy to get to on the subway. It is the second to the last stop on line 4. The stop is Belgogmen.

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Thank Sandra D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful place. It is some type of garden with big lake. You can rest of swim with boat. Recommends for everyone. There is a lot of people but it doesn't disturb. Very very very beautiful place!!!!!

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Shiraz, Iran
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very big palace with different section. Beuitiful boad experience on river. Fantastic view for photography

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited this attraction as part of a Wendy Wu tour of China and Beijing. I have to say this was a welcome addition to the tour as it was a peaceful haven following visits to other Beijing sights. I would highly recommend it

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

After spending the weekend exploring Beijing's downtown busy city streets and hutongs, we were delighted to leisurely tour the summer palace on a weekday, about an hour's taxi ride away (although accessible by subway, public transit actually takes more time, and taxis are very cheap in China, even more so split among 3 of us). We opted to visit on... More 

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Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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Disappointing because you are not able to go into any of the palace rooms an they are not decorated in the period buildings are impressive but could be so much better.

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Salem, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The history narrated by our personal tour guide yoke yang still lingers in my ears when we see our photos from the tour. She was meticulous as we found many of the facts that she shared with us were so legitimate later on in our tour. odyssey's big strength is the excellent guide services that they provide us in a... More 

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