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Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)

Open today: 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Beijing Summer Palace Admission Ticket
from US$6.50*
Beijing Summer Palace Admission Ticket
from US$6.50*
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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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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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No.19 Xinjian Gongmen Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100084, China
+86 10 6288 1144
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The summer palace was wonderful with lots to see . The palace is most notably known for the last emperor and his mother . The “Dragon Lady” expanded the palace . The painted corridor is beautiful and the number 1 to see on property ....More

Thank laj2e7
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place is so much more than just the actual palace. The lake and surrounding grounds are large and there is so much art and architecture to savor. We had an amazing lunch at the restaurant on the grounds and a wonderful boat trip across...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited the Summer Palace as part of an escorted tour would like to have had more time but managed to see the long corridor. It is a popular attraction, so busy.

Thank happyholidaymaker2
Reviewed 3 days ago

the attention to details in this palace is amazing and the lake is beautiful. take the boat ride to the other side to really appreciate the views.

Thank 381dannyf
Reviewed 3 days ago

Interesting place. The long corridor was pretty nice. The lake boat ride was perfect even though it was foggy that day. Another tourist site but it was fun imagining the Dragon Lady and her entourage in such a lovely setting

Thank OnAir78237
Reviewed 3 days ago

I personally enjoyed the Summer Palace more than I did the Forbidden City. It is simply beautiful with a calming effect. A Beijing trip would not be complete without a visit to the Summer Palace.

Thank pmzc
Reviewed 4 days ago

It was very crowded when we visited this attraction but was less busy by the lake. It is an attractive spot with a lot of history and worth a visit.

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Favorite place that we visited. The natural beauty was amazing. Loved how the views have been preserved so that you can enjoy seeing just how it looked so long ago. The history is preserved so well. Great people watching and friendly atmosphere.

Thank mason525
Reviewed 4 days ago

As an opposite to the Forbidden City this is a wonderful open space. The lake is huge and you are able to take a boat trip or hire a boat if you think you can row across its vastness. The artwork in the long corridor...More

Thank Claire C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Went there in Autumn, October 25, 2018 and the weather was really great and the scenery was just lovely! We had a boat ride crossing the lake and it was awesome!

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September 1, 2018|
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Response from se0nak | Reviewed this property |
Out of all the places we have been to in Beijing my favorite was Summer Palace. You wouldn’t be able to see the beauty of it unless you go inside. I would also recommend to get an access to all of visiting places inside the... More
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August 19, 2018|
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July 23, 2018|
Response from pavmanmikey | Reviewed this property |
Hi You can buy your tickets at the North gate April-October it is 30 (CNY), November to March 20 (CNY). Not sure how much the child ticket is but you may be able to get a family ticket. So very worthwhile to spend the day... More