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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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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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19 Xin-jian-gong-men Rd, Haidian District, Beijing 100084, China
+86 10 6288 1144
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Joe took me through the amazing buildings of the Summer Palace. His perfect English and wonderful personality made the experience comfortable, enjoyable and one I won't forget. Book Joe and let him take you to this amazing place.

Thank Eddie B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

very nice summer palace. fantastic walk around the palace. the period of november that we visit all the hotel was totaly cold but worth. if you go alone please in the google map find the entrance on the middle not from the top. we walk...More

Thank kikidam
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The only negative about this place was that my tour didn't allow long enough here! Spectacular views, especially in the late afternoon/early evening. You could easily spend 3+ hours here to walk around to the palace, as well as the bridge on the other side.

Thank jasonkiwiontour
Reviewed 1 week ago

An easy subway ride from central Beijing, the Summer Palace is an amazingly beautiful series of buildings that start at the top of a hill and work their way down to the water and around the lake. I spent hours enjoying the great beauty of...More

Thank Andrew E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved it here, very scenic with lots to see. Just be aware in winter it is FREEZING! So rug up, otherwise you in for a cold trip.

Thank Michelle N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived here to a frozen lake that was breathtakingly beautiful in the early morning sun. Like in the forbidden city one has to peer through dirty windows to get a glimpse of the riches that are inside most of buildings, and most of the time...More

Thank MarijnHG
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived at the Summer palace by slow boat along the river, it takes a long time to walk the palace but so worth it , quiet, riverside , ideal for picnics

1  Thank georgina b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great location, no wonder the Emperor made this the summer palace. Very serene and scenic adding a peaceful vibe. Lots of photo opportunities.

Thank perfect_spy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is beautiful - I can certainly see why locals and tourists flock here. It's was still very crowd late afternoon when we arrived. The vistas by the water were just dreamy with plenty of photo ops at each turn. No need for a...More

Thank jcgreen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a very overcast day when we visited. There was lots of activity on the lake but the mist did not make it so appealing. We walked to the palace but hard to envision the beauty because of the chill. There was a beautiful...More

Thank loretta22013
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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