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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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Another stop that's more than worth the price of admission. The architecture is pretty much like many other places. Maybe a little more elaborate but that's all. It's the gardens & water features that set this apart from anyplace else.
We chose to extend our visit to Beijing to see this site. We knew nothing of it with exception of name as it was not included in standard tour. We are so glad we did the extension. The long corridor with it’s amazing paintings the...More
The park is absolutely worth to visit. However, I would like to remind elderly people that the park is very big and no public sightseeing transportation inside the park. You have to rely on your own walk.
One of the must visits in Beijing along with the Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven. Beautiful and expansive site with a huge lake and park. A UNESCO world heritage site and a great place to immerse the family with a little history and culture...More
I have been here twice now on visits to Beijing, once in the summer and again in the winter. Summer is definitely the best time to go, especially to enjoy the lake or a boat. However, the paths through the gardens and around the lake...More
What a wonderful place. But be prepared to walk up steep steps and many of them. But the hikes were worth it. Breathtaking views. And to say there were many shops is an understatement. Many souvenir shops throughout the complex
Good place for an outing with views and history.
A bit crowded but worth the 45min drive to see this compound by a lake. Interesting history behind the buildings and gardens.
Be ready for a bit of walking
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.