Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)

Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), Beijing: Hours, Address, Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) Reviews: 4.5/5

Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Historic Walking Areas • Architectural Buildings
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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
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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 .
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More than 3 hours
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from £7.18
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Rogério - 56+ countries visited
Klaipeda, Lithuania850 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
In the palace itself there isn’t much to do except going up the long stairs and appreciate the views. Suggest comfortable shoes.
Written 8 May 2022
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FellowTraveler777811
Brisbane, Australia21 contributions
Jun 2021
Beautiful buildings and gardens. A sea of people very crowded. Well worth the visits. Guide was fantastic.
Written 7 May 2022
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DavePak
Chepstow, UK29 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Really enjoyed walking around the summer palace with my wife. It was a bright winters day and it looked beautiful. There's lots to see and lots going on. Don't be afraid to have a sit and take in the scenery. Also don't be surprised if locals want photos with you if you aren't from China. Just embrace it and join in.
Written 5 April 2022
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QueenMeerkat
Wiltshire, UK54 contributions
Dec 2020 • Friends
We saw it on a day with heavy smog....that kind of hampered the views. It’s still very beautiful. Very popular with Chinese tourists. Wee boat ride is lovely.
Written 15 November 2021
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Oscar Tegni
Stockholm, Sweden22 contributions
Dec 2020
Would suggest going here in the Autumn. September and October at the summer palace is less crowded. Very beautiful in the sunset and plenty of opportunities to discovered the historical Chinese architecture
Written 9 November 2021
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stuwho2015
Shenzhen, China6 contributions
Oct 2021
Located on the NW outskirts of Beijing it is worthy of a trip for the day to walk round. Can also get boats from various parts of the large lake. The palace itself and surrounding ground has many sights. Highly recommended.
Written 8 October 2021
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Jo-Ann
Washington15,418 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
A hugeeeeeee place with Kunming Lake in the middle. Great place to walk and experience history. There’s a looooooooong corridor. Walk on it to experience its length! There’s a 17 arch bridge here as well. Impressive. This palace is where the Dowager Empress Cixi resided here for some time.
Written 26 May 2021
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Ailton007
Seattle, WA796 contributions
May 2021
We came in the East Gate and exited the North Gate. But both directions work. Book tickets on WeChat official account a few days in advance so to not get disappointed. There is a lot to check out so recommend to go by your preferences if you don't want to spend the entire day. Palace and walk up to the gate was the highlight but there's also nice gardens, a mini Shuzhou water town area and the marble boat to check out. Lots of photo ops and suggest to go on a week day to avoid the crowds!
Written 9 May 2021
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English Bunny
Valenciennes, France25 contributions
Mar 2021 • Solo
It's pretty but don't plan a day or even half a day there or you'll get bored. Can be very crowded and probably prettier late spring or summer, not before may I'd say.
Written 27 March 2021
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Katherine D
Cambridge, MA199 contributions
Sep 2020
We visited in Sept 2019. I recommend starting on the North entrance and working your way South. There are some good hills in this park, and we definitely got sweaty. Beautiful architecture and landscaping. The royal family had essentially and outdoor art gallery where the wooden overhead beams are painted with different art scenes. We didn't have time, but you can rent a boat to drive yourself around the lake, which sounds fun and relaxing! There is a lot of history and beauty in the place.
Written 21 March 2021
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Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) is open:
  • Sun - Sat 06:30 - 18:00
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