Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
4.5
Points of Interest & LandmarksHistoric Walking AreasArchitectural Buildings
6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
About
The Summer Palace is the summer resort for the Qing dynasty's royal family.It is covered 3/4 with the water,the rest are hills and palaces.The Long corridor is the longest corridor in the world.From the eastern end ,Moon invited gate you can see it is like straight line ,then it's twisting and turning like in the wonderland.On the right side of the Long corridor ,it is a beautiful lake .
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • Tim S
    Yardley, Pennsylvania37 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Team Building at the Summer Palace
    Went to the Summer Palace as part of a team building with a supplier. It was a great experience overall, and the grounds are very well kept. It never felt too crowded as the grounds are massive. The "museum" area was very informative, and had some great history about the empress.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 6 July 2023
  • BobbyK312
    Beijing, China334 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    beautiful experience, rent one of the boats on the lake!
    what an amazing huge, historic palace and parkland. be prepared to walk and climb a lot if you want to see the beautiful views, but it's well worth it. The Long Corridor is really cool, also worth the trip. but for me, the highlight was renting a boat on the huge lake and lazing around for two hours seeing the beautiful buildings and footbridges. the boats are powered and single speed. pro tip: seaweed can get caught in the prop and slow the boat down and make steering impossible. you need to go in and out of reverse a few times to clear the prop. it took me a while to think about this when it happened the first time. fortunately I grew up around boats and remembered!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 July 2023
  • hannah
    London, United Kingdom13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    BEST park in all of Beijing
    You have to go. The 7 towers are just magnificient and unique to beijing. You don't need a tour for this place, don't get scammed by people telling you you do. I went on the weekend as a tourist and didn't queue for more than 2 mins for a ticket. Just bring your passport obvs.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 21 August 2023
  • CLO2509
    Melbourne, Australia185 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The emperor's experience
    My 2nd visit to this place in 1st week of 2024. Didn't get to take the ferry as the lake is frozen. My kid enjoyed the ice skating instead. I like the walk at Suzhou Street, along the corridor and around the lake. It was really crowded and there are no restaurant in the area. If you are interested to learn a bit of history, then you will probably enjoy visiting this place.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 January 2024
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Stasko
Sofia, Bulgaria23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Lovely tour! Our guide Jily was really fun and had so much knowledge! Made our day wonderful, I’d definitely recommend this tour
Written 3 February 2024
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CLO2509
Melbourne, Australia185 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
My 2nd visit to this place in 1st week of 2024. Didn't get to take the ferry as the lake is frozen. My kid enjoyed the ice skating instead. I like the walk at Suzhou Street, along the corridor and around the lake. It was really crowded and there are no restaurant in the area. If you are interested to learn a bit of history, then you will probably enjoy visiting this place.
Written 13 January 2024
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dennys34
Giessen, Germany3,887 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
A beautiful peace of ancient history in the middle of the capital - worth a visit - great views - steep stairs and lots of walking
Written 12 January 2024
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Paul W
Derby, UK101 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
This place is very busy, but the buildings were actually only rebuilt in the 1980's as the original ones burnt down in 1860. To say the buildings are only 40 years old, The buildings are looking old and tired and need a good revamp. See way better places to visit during our tour of China. Give it a miss is you have better things to do.
Written 13 November 2023
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Alexandra M
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Business
I really enjoyed my tour to the summer palace. Lili was knowledgeable about the history and the architecture which allowed me to better understand the culture of China. I highly recommend this tour!
Written 22 October 2023
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PaulJ
San Diego, CA15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Beautiful gardens, lake, and buildings. Be sure to have a tour guide or electronic tour device which you can rent to learn of the fascinating historical significance.
Written 11 October 2023
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Richard_Heng
Singapore, Singapore407 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
This is the palace where the Emperors spent of his time, a retreat from his busy schedule.
A huge lake, nice scenery, good photo taking place
However, there are lots of people too. It will be a challenge to take good photos

Personally, didn't find the WOW factor, if you have a tight schedule, you can give this place a miss.
Written 1 October 2023
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hannah
London, UK13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
You have to go. The 7 towers are just magnificient and unique to beijing. You don't need a tour for this place, don't get scammed by people telling you you do. I went on the weekend as a tourist and didn't queue for more than 2 mins for a ticket. Just bring your passport obvs.
Written 21 August 2023
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BobbyK312
Beijing, China334 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
what an amazing huge, historic palace and parkland. be prepared to walk and climb a lot if you want to see the beautiful views, but it's well worth it. The Long Corridor is really cool, also worth the trip. but for me, the highlight was renting a boat on the huge lake and lazing around for two hours seeing the beautiful buildings and footbridges. the boats are powered and single speed. pro tip: seaweed can get caught in the prop and slow the boat down and make steering impossible. you need to go in and out of reverse a few times to clear the prop. it took me a while to think about this when it happened the first time. fortunately I grew up around boats and remembered!
Written 23 July 2023
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Tim S
Yardley, PA37 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Business
Went to the Summer Palace as part of a team building with a supplier. It was a great experience overall, and the grounds are very well kept. It never felt too crowded as the grounds are massive. The "museum" area was very informative, and had some great history about the empress.
Written 6 July 2023
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