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Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)

19 Xin-jian-gong-men Rd, Haidian District, Beijing 100084, China
+86 10 6288 1144
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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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19 Xin-jian-gong-men Rd, Haidian District, Beijing 100084, China
+86 10 6288 1144
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place is a major tourist attraction, so obviously it's very busy, but it is definitely a must see! The colors and scenery are beautiful. We took a guided tour here so it was nice learning about all the ins and outs of the palace...More

Thank Jaciene P
Reviewed 2 days ago

I booked a half day tour of the Summer Palace for a family group - (3 adults and a baby) through Lily's Tour Guide and Car Service. Lily made the booking an easy process and everything was just as we had arranged. A car, driver...More

Thank monica w
Reviewed 2 days ago

This beautiful royal retreat was unexpectedly large and very inspiring. Loved the history and sights. Make sure to get the trough pass to get into all areas.

Thank MerryMaeve
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited here in the afternoon, it was quite hot, however plenty of shade. The place is steeped in history and it is very beautiful, would recommend a visit here

Thank Jane E
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is not just a simple palace , there are many places to visit in there like temple, shopping , gardens, the mix between the architecture and the gardens are beautiful and makes this place amazing and magic. You should prepare for a long walk...More

Thank Monica M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Really nice to visit in spring and summer , must be seen if you are in Beijing , amazing place, plenty of history!

Thank Diego P
Reviewed 5 days ago

This place is large, so plan your route ahead of time. There are areas where you have to climb steep slopes so you also need to wear comfortable shoes. You can also bring your own food and just find a place to sit and eat....More

Thank Tina2883
Reviewed 5 days ago

Summer Palace was recommended to me by Chinese colleagues as a good choice to spend my last day in Beijing. And, just as I imagined, I should have spared more time to see everything, instead of a bit more than an hour. Summer Palace is...More

Thank paulo2017904
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Summer Palace is set on a lovely lake and so peaceful and beautiful. It is not maintained quite as well as the Forbidden City, but at the time I was there it did appear there was a lot of upgrades in progress. I actually...More

Thank Questovia
Reviewed 5 days ago

We took the boat ride and were hoping to see much more than just a visit, as per our itinerary. Unfortunately the guide did not leave enough time to visit all the areas, even though we would not have minded paying.

Thank Chander_62
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14 July 2017|
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Response from AmerAmiri | Reviewed this property |
I've been there 2 times. One time with a big tour group and the other time with friends. Have no idea about the guides. Sorry. But I think having a tour guide is not essential unless you want to have deep info about the... More
22 June 2017|
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Response from Carribean_Taz | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't have the answer but you could ask the question to: (not allowed to put a url) google travelchinaguide ... attraction ... beijing ... summer-palace ... FAQs
9 January 2017|
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Response from Cocktailsyum | Reviewed this property |
The into china website has the adult prices listed for independent travellers and I've pasted them below. Children, seniors and students with a card got a discount but I don't remember Remember you need your passport as... More