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Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)

Open today: 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Beijing Summer Palace Admission Ticket
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Beijing Summer Palace Admission Ticket
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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 1 week ago via mobile

nice view from the west coast and less people.. two Metro station stop can reach it in northeast and southwest place and lots of bus.. ticket can be booked by wechat or ticket office.

Thank bearess D
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is reallly not a palace. Should be called a Summer Garden for the Emperor. YOu could skip it if you want

Thank RaviA651
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Depending where you are based, the Summer Temple can be a trek! The traffic in Beijing can be horrendous, so bear this in mind when planning an itinerary. Once there, the queues for entry can be bustling and you have to hold your ground from...More

Thank TrevorCrichton
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a gem in the hustle and bustle of Beijing. Best to get there by Subway. I entered through the north gate and made my way down to the lake which I think was the better option as the crowds coming up from the...More

Thank Danifinn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As with every tourist destination in Beijing you need to get there early to avoid the crowds. However this is the kind of place you can find quiet corners and can spread out from the crowd. There’s so much to do in one day. Boat...More

Thank M4ndyP4ndy
Reviewed 1 week ago

the summer palace was nicer in some ways from the forbidden city as I felt people were more spaced out and there was a lot of green space. We did not plan enough time to spend here, If possible allow yourself time. Plan on a...More

Thank Ann C
Reviewed 1 week ago

While we didn't spend long enough here, I liked it more than the Forbidden City. It's equally crowded, but it's well-cared for and there's so much to see and explore here. If you have the time, spend a few hours walking around!

Thank familiarandforeign
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn’t spend a lot of time here. The gardens are very nice and the pavilions are similar, but not as extensive, as the Forbidden City. Lovely lake but we couldn’t take a boat as they close it when the wind gets up and we...More

Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I thought Summer Palace would be just a normal palace but no this place is full of history and its architecture is very unique

Thank Rayanawada
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are so many beautiful palaces around China & especially Beijing one of the largest ancient gardens in China stunning to say the least

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September 1, 2018|
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Response from Seona K | 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