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Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), Beijing

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The assembly of lakes, palaces, gardens, and pavilions that make up Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) dates back to the 12-century Jin dynasty. This World Heritage Site served as a residence for members of the Qing dynasty in the 18th and 19th centuries. The complex contains an exemplary collection of landscaped royal gardens, temples, bridges, and palaces. Look out for the 96 m (315 ft) stone boat constructed entirely from marble, and for the elaborately painted and decorated corridor connecting the Hall of Joy and Longevity to the Shizhang Pavilion. Using our custom trip planner, Beijing attractions like Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • It was part of our weekend visit to Beijing. Nice time killer with friends.. Plan well if you are with kids 
  • In a Word, breathtaking. Incredibly large and in good condition. There were whole hordes of Chinese who wanted to on the picture with us. We have posed;) so bear Hahah really laugh.
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  • A wonderful place to stroll; here love to come Beijing retirees here something like their club, where you can eat born, play cards and chat. Beautiful Lake, marble arched bridge and the ship are impressive. And yet the remarkable century-old trees and a unique Chinese architecture.
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  • It's a 300 meter walk (5 min) from exit D of the Beigongmen metro station on line 4. Turn left, follow the road past the bus stop, and the park entrance is on the left. The park is huge and a whole day is needed to enjoy the full length. The highlight is the Long Corridor. However, be prepared to jump to side when the tour groups march through. These tour groups sour the sweetness of the park. I suggest taking a boat ride across the lake to the center island.
  • Lots of cool areas to explore. You can take easy walking routes around the palace or monkey around. It is huge though can probably spend upwards of 4 hours here to see everything
  • I prefer the old summer palace yuanmingyuan because there is much more to see. I enjoyed the summer palace too, but I recommend going with a local or a friend who can speak Mandarin. It will make your expertise much more interesting
  • Absolutely magical place! Particularly beautiful in winter when everything is snow-capped (ironically). When the lake is frozen over it is possible to sledge on it.
  • Beautiful park and palace. Definitely visit this place if you're visiting Beijing. Go for a walk around the lake if you have the time and relax on some of the green spaces there.
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