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Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)

Open today: 6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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No.19 Xinjian Gongmen Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100084, China
+86 10 6288 1144
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 24 June 2017

The Summer Palace have amazing photo shoot spots and a cool cruising dragon boat ride across the lake.

53  Thank Kim M
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 13 March 2012

The “Steamboat” that looks like it’s made out of marble sits in the lake. It is an Emperor’s folly. The long covered walk, with the lake on its side is very serene and pleasant. The rock garden with beautifully shaped trees is an experience not...More

5  Thank kitchenchemist
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Reviewed today

So peaceful and beautiful. unbelievable that it's so old. the buildings are great and the history is amazing

Thank BrentN198
Reviewed today via mobile

Not worth it to visit during the fall or winter. Lake boat does not run at this time. There are no lotus plants on the lake. Although the hike to the pagoda and view at the top was really worth the entrance fee of 10...More

Thank 499bk
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I'm here teaching , and a couple of weeks in I felt like escaping the bustle of the city centre and taking in some greenery, history and fresh air. This ticked all the boxes in style.I just spent ages writing a review that wouldn't post....More

Thank George401
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went here streight off the flight from UK. Our introduction to China. A real treat. Very unexpected. The long walk is exactly what it says a very long walk. You need to keep your whits anout you as the ground is very uneven and the...More

Thank flyingflynn13
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The summer palace is on the edge of Beijing accessible by car or metro or bike. It is a large complex made up of many older buildings Which include multiple exhibits. These are not the original buildings which were burnt down several times. There is...More

Thank charlesgolden
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The summer palace was wonderful with lots to see . The palace is most notably known for the last emperor and his mother . The “Dragon Lady” expanded the palace . The painted corridor is beautiful and the number 1 to see on property ....More

Thank laj2e7
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is so much more than just the actual palace. The lake and surrounding grounds are large and there is so much art and architecture to savor. We had an amazing lunch at the restaurant on the grounds and a wonderful boat trip across...More

Thank kansasphotogal
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited the Summer Palace as part of an escorted tour would like to have had more time but managed to see the long corridor. It is a popular attraction, so busy.

Thank happyholidaymaker2
Reviewed 4 days ago

the attention to details in this palace is amazing and the lake is beautiful. take the boat ride to the other side to really appreciate the views.

Thank 381dannyf
Reviewed 4 days ago

Interesting place. The long corridor was pretty nice. The lake boat ride was perfect even though it was foggy that day. Another tourist site but it was fun imagining the Dragon Lady and her entourage in such a lovely setting

Thank OnAir78237
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2 September 2018|
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Response from se0nak | 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
Mary M
20 August 2018|
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Response from ks4nz | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is
24 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