• Summer Palace
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Summer Palace

Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums, Parks

Map / Directions 10Best Says

Best Attractions & Activities: Situated in northwestern Beijing, the UNESCO World Heritage site was first built in 1750 as the imperial garden of the Qing emperors. After it was destroyed by the English and French armies in 1860,...  Read More
Tours and Excursions: A lovely day outside the city can be spent at this exquisite palace where the later Qing rulers (notably, the Dowager Empress Cixi) relaxed in idyllic splendor while their empire collapsed around...  Read More

Map / Directions Hours:

  • Daily 7am-5pm

Map / Directions Admissions:

  • CNY20; Senior CNY10; Student CNY10; Child Free

  • Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: Located northwest of the city, the Summer Palace represents the epitome of Chinese garden building and is a great place for a family day out.

  • Tours and Excursions: "Located north-west of the city, the Summer Palace is a must-see. The subway remains the best way to reach the palace."

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