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“Relaxing and beautiful ”

Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
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USD 6.50*
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Beijing Summer Palace Admission Ticket
Ranked #3 of 1,628 things to do in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Comfy shoes and clothes and you are set to go. It’s vey big so be ready to get lost a bit (jk :D) it’s beautiful and you can take a boat ride in the lake.

Thank AsmaZaher
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

I could have spent more time here, but it was not to be. We were there in early spring as the blossoms were starting to emerge, a couple of weeks later it would have been stunning. Go early to beat the crowds.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

we had a local guide who led us on a half day tour through lush gardens, boat ride. You will find Chinese local retirees painting chines calligraphy onto the walk ways, see trees you heve never seen before, amazing journey into the rich past of Chinese culture

Thank Bavarian L
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Tour guide Jimmy (Weijun An) is great. He is very knowledgeable of the history of the Imperial Palace. Personable, friendly and does his best to accommodate the wishes of his customers. I would recommend him to be anyone’s tour guide.

Vince and Jacqui

Thank Vincent C
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

The Summer Palace is in the Northwest part of Beijing, off of subway line 4. We entered the Summer Palace through the southeast gate in early afternoon. We paid for the basic tickets (20RMB per person, in the offseason). There was a lot to see even with the basic tickets - be prepared to do plenty of walking.

We enjoyed the long corridor, the marble boat, and the area on the north side of Longevity Hill the most. It was a hazy day, so the views weren't the best, but there is a lot of architectural detail to admire in the various courtyards and buildings. We exited through the north gate. The walk to the subway was about 10 minutes from the north gate. All in all, I found this to be a more interesting site than the Temple of Heaven and maybe even the Forbidden City, because of the variety of things to see here.

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