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Summer Palace

¥20 - ¥60
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The Summer Palace, northwest of Beijing, is said to be the best preserved imperial garden in the world, and the largest of its kind still in existence in China. It is only a short drive (15 km) from central Beijing but seems like another world.

The Summer Palace was initially built in 1750 by Emperor Qianglong. It covers an area of 70 thousand square meters and holds over 3000 houses. In 1860 and 1900 it was destroyed by invaders and in 1912 it was rebuilt by the Government of Qing Dynasty. In 1924, it began to be open to tourists.

The main attraction of the Summer Palace is a huge lake with a long walkway circling it with a series of towers, halls and temples climbing the hillside. Towards the top of the hill you can see the entire lake and its surroundings.

The park is dotted with many small architectural features such as a beautiful 17-arch bridge which leads to a small island as well as a large stone boat.

08:30 - 17:00

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  • Name: Summer Palace
  • Address: 19 Xin-jian-gong-men Rd - 100091 - Beijing - Chine
  • Phone: (86) 10 6288 1144


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