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Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
Ranked #3 of 1,566 things to do in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You will be amazed by its beauty one of our trips booked from our Wendy wu tour lots to see and plenty of space for photos

Thank Martin W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you live in a walled fortress with 10,000 rooms and 2000 concubines and eunuchs, you would undoubtedly need some place to get away and collect your thoughts. Voila, the Summer Palace. Standing in stark contrast to The Forbidden City, The Summer Palace is light and colorful has acres of green gardens and a beautiful man made lake that took 50 years to dig. Absent the thousand of tourists, it’s a serene and lovely place to spend several hours just walking through the gardens. You can, if time and lines permit, actually take a boat ride on the lake. If you’re planning visiting the summer palace, our suggestion is to be there when it opens and have it as the only thing on your agenda for the day.

Thank blackfootcamp
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came in from the north gate and was blown away by the buildings and architecture. I felt it was all down hill from there. Yes, the gardens really are magnificent, gorgeous bridges, beautiful lake, however the lack of detailed maps and directions let the place down. Was hoping to leave from the east gate, however after a loop ended up leaving from the north gate again. May have missed some of the grounds which is a shame. Very easy to get to by subway.

Thank Lions300
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Refreshing place to visit in contrast to the Forbidden City. It was a far more relaxing place to visit, with a tranquil setting, beautiful gardens The man made lake, Kunming Lake, was built by hand and took over 50 years to complete. There are beautiful gardens to stroll through and a dragon boat ride on the lake is a must to take good photographs of the area. There is a marble dragon boat, too heavy to use but wonderful to look at.The Marco Polo Bridge, made entirely of marble is a major attraction and links to a small island.

Thank Jayne J
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the most important historical place in Beijing. You can start your tour from north gate of the palace and you need minimum 3 hours to visit this place. You can see amazing view of lotus in this big garden. Also colors are amazing in this colorful place, on the other hand I strongly recommend spend long time in long corridor. You can see different details from each picture in long corridor of this palace. You need to pay 60 RMB (almost 9 USD) for entrance. Also inside you can use small boats and watch unique view of palace.

Thank Ferid G
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