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Old Summer Palace

4.7/512,720 Reviews
Garden

Business Hours

January-March, November-December, 7:00-17:30(ticket sales end at 15:30); April, September-October, 7:00 -18:00(ticket sales end at 16:30); May- August 7:00-19:00(ticket sales end at 16:30)

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No. 28, Qinghua West Road, Haidian District, Beijing
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About Old Summer Palace

The Old Summer Palace is a famous imperial garden constructed throughout the 18th and 19th centuries during the Qing Dynasty. It consists of three sections: Yuanming Garden, Changchun Garden, and Yichun Garden. Its excellent view earned it the reputation of "the garden of gardens." However in 1860, British and French troops burned the main buildings into ashes. These days, tourists can only look at the wreckage and imagine its glory during the time of the Qing Dynasty. If your imagination is not good enough, you can learn more about what the garden looked like through the miniature model in Changchun Garden.

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  • _WeCh****439626
    5.0

    The Old Summer Palace is known in Chinese as Yuanming Yuan. It is originally called the Imperial Gardens. I really liked this place. The territory of Yuanming Yuan is big and beautiful - a lor of trees, lakes, halls and ruins of Old Palace. It is a perfect place to take a walk, to read a book and to enjoy the nature and history.

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  • 语溪
    5.0

    Yuanmingyuan was founded in 1709 (the forty-eighth year of Kangxi) and was first given by Emperor Kangxi to Emperor Yuyu's four sons. After Yongzheng assumed the throne in 1722, the original garden was expanded and Zhengda Guangming Hall, Diligence Hall and Cabinet Hall were built in the south of the garden. Six of them were on duty in the Military Aircraft Department. They wanted to stay here in summer to avoid noise and listen to politics. During the reign of Emperor Qianlong, in addition to the partial construction and reconstruction of Yuanmingyuan, Changchun Garden was built in the east, and Wanchun Garden was merged in the southeast. ) The pattern of Yuanming Three Gardens has basically taken shape. In the Jiaqing Dynasty, the Qichun Garden (Wanchun Garden) was renovated and constructed to make it one of the main garden dwelling places. During the reign of Emperor Daoguang, the state affairs were declining and the financial resources were insufficient. However, the decorations of Longevity, Xiangshan and Yuquan "Sanshan" were retreated, and the renovation and decoration of Yuanming Sanyuan were not abandoned. On October 6, 1860, the British and French allied forces looted the Yuanmingyuan Garden, looted cultural relics and burned them. They wanted to be repaired when Tongzhi Emperor was emperor. They were forced to stop and rebuild other buildings because of financial difficulties. After the eight-nation coalition forces, they were attacked by bandits and eventually turned into ruins. Yuanmingyuan, founded and operated in the Qing Dynasty for more than 150 years, has enjoyed worldwide fame for its vast regional scale, outstanding construction techniques, exquisite architectural scenery, rich cultural collection and profound national cultural connotations. It is known as "the model of all gardening arts" and as "the model of ideal and art" by Victor Hugo, a French writer. Nowadays, when we enter the Yuanmingyuan Garden, which bears too much history and too much sadness, we can see the weak pillars and ancient trees all telling us about its past. The garden is bright and old, but it is also round. (The gate of the scenic spot receives a ticket, walks in, along with the river bank to the scenic spot sightseeing bus, you can take a bus for 8 yuan one way, then go to the site, buy tickets for the second time, you can walk or take a sightseeing bus after visiting the site.) In winter, tourists are less, and it seems more desolate and depressed.

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  • ijoying
    5.0

    In time for the Lotus Festival, the lotus water lily just blossomed. It was sunny when it came, strolling around the eastern sunrise and the western rain. Such a beautiful garden, while strolling heartache, those magnificent, chic, exquisite buildings can no longer be seen, those looted treasures in other countries'museums, should be given patriotic education to children. In particular, the water law and the labyrinth are recommended. After all, the scenery that imitates the West Lake is not as big as the West Lake, or worse.

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    Reviewed on 1498393197000
  • M24****522
    5.0

    Several suggestions. 1. If you don't hire a tour guide, you must rent an interpreter. Otherwise, it's just a walk-by. The boat is to be seated. The garden is very big. If you lean on your legs, you need to prepare for a day. 3 It would be better to visit with emotion and imagination. 4. The maze is very happy. Don't miss it. Five important things to say three times, the eight-nation coalition forces are too shameless to face the eight-nation coalition forces too shameless to face the eight-nation coalition forces too shameless. 6 Great. Recommendation

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  • 湘阴王离
    5.0

    This is a famous scenic spot in Beijing. Now it has become an open park. Before I went there, I imagined it was a rubble with broken walls. In fact, after years of renovation, the three lakes here have become climatic. Besides the Western Tower scenic spot, there are still ruins, other scenic spots are basically possible. Some of the original buildings have been damaged, but now only the foundation is left. Retained some instructions at that time, the whole park is very large, walking a circle takes about two hours, but also on horseback. Its north gate is close to the Fifth Ring Road. It is not open, usually from the South gate. I enter and leave from the south gate to the West gate. I have a big circle on my back. I didn't take a battery car during the whole journey. If I have time, it is worth visiting Beijing.

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    Reviewed on 1483004763000
  • M43****006
    5.0

    First, the price is cheap. You can go to all the small scenic spots by buying a pass. Secondly, to remember history from this scenic spot is of great educational significance. To remember the humiliated history of the Chinese nation can better love the hard-won peace. Thirdly, the scenery is beautiful and the scenic spots are super large. Rockery, lake, ancient architecture and Western architecture, lotus leaf and vegetation are interesting to each other. To say something unsatisfactory, it's too big. For those of us who don't follow the group, there is no sightseeing car. Maybe it's true, but we haven't found it. We left one third in an afternoon. In addition, it is good to have fewer people in some places, but there are too many people in some places, which affects the experience.

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    Reviewed on 1518336163000
  • 冬游迹
    5.0

    Yuanmingyuan, as the representative of ancient Chinese imperial gardens. It has an irreplaceable position and represents the integration of Chinese traditional imperial gardens and Western architectural styles. Yuanmingyuan is located in the north of Haidian District, the western suburb of Beijing. It is the imperial garden built by the five emperors of the Qing Dynasty. It has been crowned by the world with many good names, such as garden of ten thousand gardens model of world gardens Oriental Versailles Palace etc. Yuanmingyuan consists of Yuanmingyuan, Changchun and Qichunyuan. Now, most of the Yuanmingyuan we see have been renovated, because after the destruction of the great powers, there are almost no survivors. Yuanmingyuan is divided into two scenic spots - "Fuhai scenic spot, Jiuzhou scenic spot. This Eight Diagrams Array is the place where the former Emperor entertained himself. But this building is also built according to the original shape, scaled down and restored. But I can vaguely feel the lively scenes here in the past. The style of construction is based on the combination of the Eight Diagrams Array in ancient China and the labyrinth in the West. In the past, the construction of royal gardens paid special attention to "water", so we can also see the water culture of the whole Yuanmingyuan scenic spot. Water area accounts for most of the area. In the middle of the waters, there are pavilions and pavilions dotted with stars. This design also reflects the royal majesty and atmosphere. Dashuifa, here has now become a synonym for Yuanmingyuan. In textbooks, or in the propaganda reports of Yuanmingyuan, it has become the symbol of Yuanmingyuan. Many people who have never been here think it is the gate of Yuanmingyuan, but in fact it is not. This is only a scenic spot of the Western Tower, which was also a place for the emperor to see the water spray. The Yuanmingyuan scenic spot also has a separate exhibition hall, which is a unified display and preservation of the cultural relics excavated during the restoration and reconstruction of the time. Looking at the remains of debris and relics, we can see the exquisite craftsmanship and hunger of that year, and the elegance of Royal architecture. But it is painful to see the damaged cultural relics here. So many great treasures have been destroyed by Western powers. Yuanmingyuan is the greatest humiliation in Chinese history. Now the times are developing, while economic development, many young people have forgotten the history, but the high-speed development of the economy should not forget the humiliation in the past. Culture and history cannot be buried. Today's young people should come here, take a look, always alert themselves. Don't forget the national shame, remember the history.

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    Reviewed on 1492405718000
  • Domino
    5.0

    A beautiful garden. The Yuanmingyuan in the Mid-Autumn Festival coincides with the flower exhibition in Shangyuan. Yuanmingyuan has spent a lot of afternoon strolling through the subway station, which is also very close to the Great Summer Palace in North China, Qinghai Province. I was quite impressed by the water method and the maze. At that time, because of the time relationship, the labyrinth was no longer going to walk. The feeling was to follow everybody and then return to the original road, otherwise you would be afraid of not coming out. ~Dashui method can be said to be the earliest impression of Yuanmingyuan. It was always thought that Yuanmingyuan was just a big water method. Only after this visit did we realize that the garden was very big, not only Dashui method, but also the black swan in the garden felt very rare. Also, the model exhibition is a simulation of Yuanmingyuan. When you see the model, you feel very shocked. When you look at the model carefully, you feel that the model is very delicate. The whole garden has a great view and a great view to see.

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  • 耕耘的小牛
    5.0

    I went to Yuanmingyuan on National Day. A man believes in horses and enjoys the warm sunshine in winter afternoons. While enjoying the beautiful scenery of Yuanmingyuan, he understands the culture behind each scenery. The vast majority of the pavilions have only been restored for reference. Almost all the pavilions and pavilions have been burned down by the Anglo-French coalition forces and later by the Eight Nations coalition forces. The consequences of the decadent Qing Dynasty's self-proclaimed and partial security warn us that the country must continue to develop! ___________ Although Yuanmingyuan has no panoramic view of the year, it is still difficult to hide its beautiful posture. The park is very large, and one person has not finished shopping for half a day. Most of the time, he walks with his own ideas. It feels especially suitable for couples to hang out together. Unfortunately, my girlfriend I haven't found yet. I hope we can enjoy the beautiful scenery together next time.

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    Reviewed on 1514948069000
  • 和顺郡杨秀
    5.0

    The only thing worth seeing in Yuanmingyuan is the Western Tower. Although it was destroyed by the Eight-Power Allied Forces once, its historical significance can not be erased. Especially the broken walls and ruins show the last luxury of the decadent Dynasty which is going to be beaten up after the fall. On the day it went, it generally started to hail. In June, the hot weather turned out to be pebble hail, which was never seen before. It's all like this. Ling's whole body is miserable. Fortunately, the scenic spots didn't disappoint me.

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    Reviewed on 1465563887000
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