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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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No.19 Xinjian Gongmen Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100084, China
+86 10 6288 1144
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a breath of fresh air after having visited many attractions in Beijing. The architecture was more diverse and charming as I had imagined old China to be.

Thank Kristen F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Is a very beautiful place to visit. Not as epic as the Great Wall or the Forbidden city but still very much worth going!

Thank mmbiker
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to go and check out some history. Wear comfortable shoes as there's lots of walking here.

Thank danielV9022WV
Reviewed 1 week ago

The summer palace is slightly different from other palaces in Beijing as it seems that a lot is open to the public so you are able to see congregations of native practising Tai Chi, or the practices that give the palace a new sense of...More

Thank brookemac2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

This site is close to Beijing and attracts masses especially over school holidays. It is hot and crowded. A huge complex for which you really need a guide. You can see inside on how the last Emperor and the Dragon lady lived.

Thank Poleinahole
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is such a "ZEN" feel place. Peaceful feeling, people enjoying a park like setting, lots of children with parents. Our guide told us a popular place for local Beijing residents to spend a day relaxing. As mentioned our treat was the beautiful black swan...More

Thank Penni D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here on a really hot Friday afternoon. The park was really busy and the heat was intense so those are some things to bare in mind before going. However, the park and lake are extremely picturesque and offer lots of photo opportunities. There is...More

Thank SallyCousins456
Reviewed 1 week ago

Where the aristocracy lived! Jenny's knowledge made the visit well worth the time. Please let Jacks Beijing Tour do their thing!

Thank HonoluluCandyman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Summer palace is an entree to the best of Beijing so if pressed for time go to the summer palace first. Nice breeze was light relief to hot weather.

Thank Milli3103
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came in June (summer) when it was quite warm. The water cools you, and you can take a boat across the lake and then take a long walk to enjoy the scenery. There are trees and covered walkways. You’ll see the bridge, the “marble”...More

Thank etravelhome
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May 20, 2018|
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Response from pcwalton1 | Reviewed this property |
Nope, no need for a tour guide. As stated there are audio guides you can rent but it is such a large place I would just use a map and do a little online research before arriving.
April 7, 2018|
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Response from Bavarian L | Reviewed this property |
The Dragon boat on the lake takes you across the lake to the exit of the park our bus dropped us off at the main entrance and picked us up at the main exit across the lake hope that helps
March 17, 2018|
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Response from ChF_10 | Reviewed this property |
There are also audio-guides available at the ticket office, for a nominal sum.