It's very nice to see the older Chinese culture. This wasn't my top stop to visit, but if you have time, it's nice to see.
YMY is the most beautiful place in Beijing with its endless rivers, lakes, trails, hills and forests. It is a gorgeous way to see the seasons. I go there every day and each day I see something new I haven't seen before. Well worth your time.
This is the other summer palace just not as recognized as the other one. You are going to see a lot of ruins due to razing during the opium war. Its become a park with a lot of open area. About the only thing that I found interesting was the small bandstand structure with in a maze.
I'm so glad I visited here, if for nothing else but the ruins. Decimated in 1860 during the opium wars, the ruins of the old European inspired palace and gardens remain in pieces scattered over some breathtaking spaces. Arrive early to avoid the crowds... But this place doesn't have the thousands arriving by bus like many other tourist spots in... More
It was like living in history. I had read about it and saw it in movies but being here was breath taking.
Highly recommend if you plan to be in Beijing for more than 3-4 days. This was the summer palace of the Qing emperors during the height of the dynasty. We went last week - since the summer school holidays for the locals are over, the grounds were peaceful and not crowded. Lotus flowers are in season right now so many... More
This huge park is a great place to escape from the otherwise crowded city - at least if you stick to the western part. All the old ruins are in the eastern side of the park and there can be a lot of tourists there.
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