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Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)

Open today: 6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Beijing Summer Palace Admission Ticket
From US$6.50*
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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No.19 Xinjian Gongmen Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100084, China
+86 10 6288 1144
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank nadyaniea
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank jsbw2016
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank eimearreen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank sunnynj2000
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank EricP278
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don’t miss the summer Palace! Lots of lovely spots. Might even be better than forbidden city... enter through another gate than main entrance to get a better view and tour.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank ClakonKL
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really loved the temple where the buddha with multiple hands and head was but the rest wasnt as expected.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank daninoguera31
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommend visiting. In winter it cold and deary, but still worth the visit. It's clear in the warmer months this would be just beautiful.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Stephen D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

 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

Date of experience: February 2019
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2 September 2018|
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Response from se0nak | 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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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