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Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), Beijing

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Must see · World heritage site · Historic Walking Area · Architectural Building
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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. Start your trip to Beijing by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.
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  • This is a must see in beijing. dont forget to check out both palaces. there is a summer palace and old summer palace. i like the old summer palace better. its more beautiful in my opinion. 
    This is a must see in beijing. dont forget to check out both palaces. there is a summer palace and old summer palace. i like the old summer palace better. its more beautiful in my opinion.  more »
  • Large park with lake, where you can hire small boats. A lot of people, but it does not bother as there is space. Nice place to hang around, there is also couple of restaurants. We visited quite... 
    Large park with lake, where you can hire small boats. A lot of people, but it does not bother as there is space. Nice place to hang around, there is also couple of restaurants. We visited quite...  more »
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  • A great place to visit in Beijing. It was built for the emperors & royals to stay during summer. Large man-made lake looked beautiful & the mountains made out of dug soil of lake were full of plants. Eastern side had beautiful looking royal palaces & buildings with long corridors, gardens & temple. A beautiful 150 meters long seventeen arched bridges led to the Dragon temple. Place had lot of pavilions, halls, gardens, bridges, Chinese traditional buildings with red walls & yellow roof.
  • Amazing location that combines beautiful landscapes with the imperial summer residence and various indoor museums. It is easily accessible via No.4 subway line (station Beigongmen). I recommend to buy the full ticket and prepare to spend a whole day here. museums. During summer you can also enjoy boat tours in the lake.

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