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Summer Palace

4.7/526,903 Reviews
Garden

Business Hours

April 1st to October 31st, 6:30--17:00, the latest departure time is 20:00; November 1st to March 31st, 7:00-17:00, the latest departure is 19:00, the latest admission time is 18:00

Address

No. 19, Gongmeng Road, Haidian District, Beijing
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About Summer Palace

Situated in the Haidian District northwest of Beijing, the Summer Palace is a Unesco World Heritage site that used to be the palace and garden of the emperors of the Qing Dynasty. It is the largest and most well preserved royal park in China. Construction of the palace began in 1750 and it served as a residential and entertainment area for the royal members. The palace underwent two major reconstructions after suffering damages during invasions by the Anglo-French Allied Forces and the Eight-Power Allied Forces during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The Summer Palace can be divided into three sectors: a political activity area centered at the Hall of Benevolence and Longevity; an empress living area concentrated around the Hall of Jade Billows and Hall of Joy and Longevity; and a tour route concentrated along the long corridor, rear hill, and the west sector.

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No. 19, Gongmeng Road, Haidian District, Beijing
Top recommendations for the best restaurants near summer palace are: Bai Jia Da Yuan Restaurant, Xi He Ya Yuan Fang, Qi Ye Xiang Shan, Siye Niula (Founder International Mansion), Tai Mansion
These are the places that you must visit near summer palace: Hall of Benevolence and Longevity, Kunming Lake, Qingyan Stone Boat, Nanhu Island, Seventeen Arches Bridge

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  • 晴天守望
    5.0

    The most beautiful place in Beijing is the blue sky and white clouds. If you come to the Summer Palace in the morning, the blue sky reflects the lake water, the golden Buddhist incense pavilion, the reflecting ancient willows of Xidi, the unsinkable stone silk and the 17-hole bridge guarded by the bronze bull. The Summer Palace is full of beautiful scenery, which makes you feel intoxicated and relaxed. The Summer Palace is a royal garden in the Qing Dynasty of China. Qingyi Garden, located in the western suburbs of Beijing, is 15 kilometers away from the urban area, covering an area of about 290 hectares, adjacent to the Yuanmingyuan. It is a large landscape garden based on Kunming Lake, Longevity Hill and Hangzhou West Lake. It is also the most complete imperial palace and imperial court preserved. It is well-deserved to be called "Royal Garden Museum". If you take another boat and ripple in the huge Kunming Lake, you will be immersed in the blue sky and clear water, the green willow and white bridge, the distant mountains and nearby buildings, which is like a dream of beauty painting. The Summer Palace will make you linger and forget to return, no matter how many times you come, you will still like it, and you will always want to come back and come again.

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  • _WeCh****968584
    5.0

    My favourite place in Beijing!! Ive been twice and would go again in a heartbeat. I go through the northern entrance to see the back palaces. then head towards the temple of buddhist incense which has a back entrance, then head down to the lake and go to the island. amazing time. took me about 3-4 hours each time. not great food there, would suggestto bring your own.

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    Reviewed on 1570609191000
  • 苍溪陈霸先
    5.0

    Going to summer palace requires one to have a lot of energy because of climbing up and down plus walking. Summer Palace offers a lot of activities while in the mountain such as boating and others. It is also important to rent an audio set to fully understand its history in whatever language you’re comfortable with, because going there without understanding its history, wont let you appreciate its unique beauty behind it.

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    Reviewed on 1568738075000
  • E17****056
    5.0

    I spent 5 and a half hours walking around the Summer Palace and I still didnt get to see everything - that is how massive the Summer Palace is. its like a huge national park and a MUST SEE! But make sure to wear comfotable walking shoes! The Summer Palace is a place thats great for relaxing, hiking and even jogging! If I lived in Beijing this would be my weekend relaxing spot!

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    Reviewed on 1568008720000
  • _WeCh****668407
    5.0

    The history alone of this palace is beautilful!!! Consisting of more than 9,000 rooms and spread over 250 acres, this huge palace complex was built in the 15th century and later extensively renovated and restored during the Qing Dynasty in the 18th century.

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  • E21****632
    5.0

    A huge park with a small museum. The park is centered around a large lake. Went in springtime and all the trees were blossoming like crazy. Gorgeous place for an afternoon stroll, maybe even a first date.

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    Reviewed on 1566547310000
  • E31****033
    5.0

    This place is way better than I was expecting! There is plenty to see, and it is all very photogenic. I ended up spending about four hours there, but I wish I could have stayed there longer!

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    Reviewed on 1566899872000
  • 做一只自由自在的飞鸟
    5.0

    The Summer Palace, the imperial garden of the Qing Dynasty in China, formerly known as the Qingyi Garden, is located in the western suburbs of Beijing. The Summer Palace is a landscape garden based on the West Lake of Hangzhou and drawing on the design techniques of gardens in the south of the Yangtze River. It is also the most complete imperial palace and imperial garden preserved. It has the reputation of "Royal Garden Museum". In spring, the weather in Beijing is rare and good on the first day after the cold air passes. The sky is blue, flowers are in full bloom, and the Summer Palace is picturesque and lingering.

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  • han****228
    5.0

    10:00 Let's go to the Summer Palace. Naturally, the subway in Beijing is not new, but the security is very strict, and the security of Shanghai Railway Station has a competing. More than an hour later, we entered the large and beautiful Summer Palace. The Summer Palace is the reconstruction of the Summer Palace in the Qing Dynasty. There are many gates. Needless to say, take a look at these pictures. Suzhou Street with Jiangnan flavor, four major Tibetan-style Buddhist temples, quiet Kunming Lake, elegant corridor and magnificent Buddhist incense pavilion. These are the scenery of the Summer Palace. We are all fascinated by them and envy the royal family of that time to live here in such a place as Hetaoyuan. Unfortunately, the temperature soared to 35 degrees Celsius, in the burning sun, we did not have much energy to continue playing. However, after seeing the Foxiang Pavilion, the whole back hill is over. After we have seen the back hill, we have visited the most important buildings in the Summer Palace. Down the hill, is the famous corridor - more than 700 meters, is the longest corridor in the world. There are allusions to the Dongdi. In fact, the original name here is Xidi. A "Xidi poem" by Qianlong explains why the name of Dongdi was renamed "Xidi today is Dongdi. How can the name ever be confirmed? The lake is a thousand hectares of green and the walls are covered with shadows. New Angelica comes out of the spur business and wild Angelica comes out of the treadmill. Leave the land between the embankment and the wall, divert and plant rice to see the boundaries. After the corridor, we went to Wenchang Pavilion. After passing the gate under it, we went out of the new palace gate and left the Summer Palace.

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  • 古言新语
    5.0

    Travel to the Summer Palace = Take a bus to the North Palace Gate and enjoy the imperial lights on Suzhou Street. Climbing to Longevity Hill, Yihe Garden Wonderland. Yanbo vast Kunming Lake, Hanxu Santang Lake in the Ding. Six Bridges of Xidi have thousands of willows, and mandarin ducks have become two-game yachts, which make people intoxicated with all kinds of purple and red. The division of Xidi Sudi is not clear. Changhong Yanyue 17 holes, the golden bull inscription of the prosperous period of Kangxi and Qianlong. Invite the moon to visit Shizhang Pavilion, kilometer Gallery more vivid, Legendary God painting, ancient landscape painting line. Yun Hui Yuyu looks at wisdom, calms down in Buddha Deng to remove clouds, shines in the sunset from the lake on the hillside, and eulogizes peace in Buddha Fragrance Pavilion.

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