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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. Plan a trip to Beijing easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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  • Great to relax and walk trough, also very beautiful. The nature is great and also the palace is. So beautiful.  more »
  • Our hotel is in the heart of the city, so its only walkinh distance from most of the tourist site.. i really enjoy walking around and eating chinese foods!!  more »
  • I loved our visit to the Summer Palace. While the Forbidden City is formal and functional, the Summer Palace must have been a beautiful retreat. The lakes and scenery are beautiful and the colours, de...  more »
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  • Beautiful park in the center of the city. Apparently much of it has been restored but the long walkway is stunning and has lots of beautiful designs on it. In the winter, there is a lake that is frozen over that you can pay to do winter activities on; like ice skating or sledding etc. It's a nice walk and a good contrast to the forbidden city and to hear more interesting stories about the key historical figures.
  • Must go Palace out of 3 Palace in Beijing! Perfect size for tourist. Every season has its own beauty. Try not go between 12 to 3pm its normally crowed. Beijing Summer Palace is One of the best palace/garden/park/nature! The Ticket is.only 5US$
  • It's so huge which is perfect for exploration. It has many stories to tell. We visited in winter so the lake was transformed into ice skating rink. It's worth visiting in any season. If you are not on schedule, will recommend to explore for whole day. Happy journey...
  • Beautiful cultural history. A must visit for any tourist visiting Beijing. Also make sure to visit the Temple in the center. It's only 3 yuan not bad...
  • Beautiful palace with lots of history. Is usually very crowded, even in the middle of winter. The informative signs throughout are translated into English as well, which made it easier to learn about all of the different buildings. Security is tight all around, with guards and metal detectors stationed each entrance. Bring your passport!
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