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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
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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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Reviewed yesterday

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...More

Thank Ferid G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The concept of a marblle boat that would have cost a fortune but has no practical use is mind boggling. Unfortunately has not been cleaned well for years such a pity maybe some of the entrance fee could go towards this. The lake was very...More

Thank moustan1
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The place is really nice but very full. We paid 60 yuan for the all entrance ticket. Our 6 years old son did not need to pay. Some tips: - you need to walk and climb some stairs in some point, - you can bring...More

Thank Daisy S
Reviewed yesterday

I could have spent more time here so easily, relaxing and gorgeous, please, this is a must do on your trip to China, just breath taking

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This place was beautiful, but have to admit, I was very tired, as we had just spent about 3 - 4 hrs at Tiaramen Square and Forbidden City, and it was extremely hot and humid. I would recommend you go to the Summer Palace when...More

Thank MargnGrah
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We came in via north gate from the subway. We arrived around 8:30 am after traveling around an hour from city center. Yay for jet lag! But really, since most Chinese attractions seem to be best visited early in the morning before the large tour...More

Thank travelermei
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Worth the effort to get here. Try the local crepe-cracker egg dish at the convenience store on your way in and grab some picnic supplies. Everything is stunning. Enjoyed a boat ride and ice cream.

Thank Roam561873
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Summer Palace of the emperor was so crowded we nearly died. I have never seen so many people in one place in my entire life. It was even more crowded than the Forbidden City the day before. There were people coming at us from...More

Thank Parisparadise
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Huge park with speechless architecture and wonderful painting. Entrance fee is RMB 30 for each. Bad thing is too crowded with Chinese tourist. When I arrive around 2pm after sightseeing mutianyu greatwall full of tourist arrive in there. Although, that is one of a place...More

Thank Simon C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

OMG the size of this place! We completely under estimated how large the Summer Palace is, we visited on a weekend, absolutely beautiful day in Beijing and it was jam packed. We purchased a map 10 RMB at the entry and an all inclusive ticket...More

Thank Mel_GoldCoast
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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
Mary M
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