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
About Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
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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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.