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Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)

Open today: 06:30 - 18:00
Beijing Summer Palace Admission Ticket
from US$6.50*
Beijing Summer Palace Admission Ticket
from US$6.50*
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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 6 days ago

A very peaceful experience despite the crowds.Helpful notices and a smooth trip on the lake.Be aware the Chinese like to take lots of pictures of Caucasions.Must be the grey hair!

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 6 days ago

There's a lot of walking, a fairly steep hill, and it's all worth it. It's almost all outdoors and you'll be there hours most likely so ideally check the weather in advance.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

this is the perfect place to just sit and watch the world go by. the locals love to take photoes of the white westerners

Thank quietl13
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is certainly worth a visit. The lake and gardens are pretty and there is some interesting architecture and paintings to see. However, the pathway around the lake side is quite narrow, so it can get very crowded, especially during Chinese holiday weeks, so if...More

Thank Martin S
Reviewed 1 week ago

My only other trip to Beijing had been in winter so we did not go to the summer palace as it is not very good at that time of year. This time we came and saw the wonderful landscape that has been created here. We...More

Thank CorvettePete
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Great Wall is the number 1 attraction in the area, but the Summer Palace is the #1 in Beijing. We were told one could easily visit the park in about two hours. However, we spent three hours, and still only got to see part...More

Thank Herb E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Once the summer retreat for the emperors this 290 acre park is still a retreat for the crowd-weary tourist. We strolled around Kunming Lake, saw the Seventeen Arch Bridge and watched the tour boats on the lake. Stopped awhile to relax and take in the...More

Thank Astrid1511
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

nice view from the west coast and less people.. two Metro station stop can reach it in northeast and southwest place and lots of bus.. ticket can be booked by wechat or ticket office.

Thank bearess D
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is reallly not a palace. Should be called a Summer Garden for the Emperor. YOu could skip it if you want

Thank RaviA651
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Depending where you are based, the Summer Temple can be a trek! The traffic in Beijing can be horrendous, so bear this in mind when planning an itinerary. Once there, the queues for entry can be bustling and you have to hold your ground from...More

Thank TrevorCrichton
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1 September 2018|
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Response from Seona K | 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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19 August 2018|
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23 July 2018|
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