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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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The Summer Palace is my favourite place in Beijing and is a beautiful park surrounding a huge lake. There are 2 entrances west and east, if you enjoy walking I recommend entering in the west and walking round to the east, as you avoid crowds,...More
We went here in the afternoon after visiting Juyongguan Wall. When we arrived, the place has already packed.
However, it is pretty and big. We had a family pic using the traditional dress in this location.
We didn't plan to visit the summer palace during our trip but so glad we did. It was very busy as we visited during Chinese New Year , but once through the narrow entrance it was fabulous. We strolled around the lake which was gorgeous...More
We found the summer palace to be absolutely beautiful. We went during Chinese New Year so there was very large crowds but the place is so big you don’t feel too claustrophobic. It’s a must visit if your in Beijing
We were there late Aug maybe a good time for relatively smaller crowd. Such a beautiful place, we rented the boat (did that every place possible in Beijing and loved all of them, good way to take a break from crowds) and kids enjoyed it...More
The architecture and grounds are beautiful. The crowds are incredible. If I were to go here again, I would try and arrive before opening to be the first in. Hopefully to get some good pictures without the crowds in them and not getting jostled and...More
Old Summer Palace, known in Chinese as Yuanming Yuan (圆明园; 圓明園; Yuánmíng Yuán; "Gardens ofm Perfect Brightness"), and originally called the Imperial Gardens (御园; 御園; Yù Yuán), was a complex of palaces and gardens in present-day Haidian District, Beijing, China. It is 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) northwest of the walls of the former Imperial City section of Beijing. Constructed throughout the...More
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
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 palace as the total cost I believe was around 60 yuan which is very reasonable. We also took a boat tour inside the lake. Beijing is humongous and we ended up extending our trip as each places would take more time than I originally planned. Have fun.
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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
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 there.