Summer Palace

Highly recommended
Built in the 18C, the Summer Palace was restored in the late 19C, at great expense, by Empress Cixi. Lying a few kilometres from Beijing, this enchanting site for a cooling stroll by the water is a must! Standing along the sloped banks of Kunming Lake, the complex boasts splendid gardens, pavilions, temples, bridges and an extraordinary 700m-long covered gallery, decorated with scenes from the history of China.

Useful information

Address:

Beijing

Phone:

+86 10 6288 1144

Price:

60 ¥

Opening hours

Apr-Oct 8.30am-5pm, Nov-Mar 9am-4pm; park: Apr-Oct 6.30am-6pm, Nov-Mar 7am-5pm

Nearby tourist attractions

Former Summer Palace Former Summer Palace
Former Summer Palace
Beijing
1:30
Beijing Art Museum and Wanshou Temple Beijing Art Museum and Wanshou Temple
Beijing Art Museum and Wanshou Temple
Beijing
2:00
Fragrant Hills Park
Fragrant Hills Park
Beijing
1:30
Purple Bamboo Park
Purple Bamboo Park
Beijing
1:00
Wuta Temple
Wuta Temple
Beijing
0:30