Summer Palace

Attraction

The Summer Palace - Beijing

The Summer Palace is an imperial garden with an area of 290 hectares. It is one of the four famous landscape gardens (the other three are The Imperial Summer Resort of Chengde, the Humble Administer’s Garden as well as the Liu Garden of Suzhou), obtaining the reputation of the museum of the royal garden

You could easily spend a whole day at this former royal retreat on the shores of glittering Kunming Lake. Once used by the imperial court to escape the city heat, the beautiful landscaped palace grounds include temples, gardens, pavilions, lakes, gate-towers, ornamental bridges, and a marble boat that was once a teahouse. Go for a stroll along the West Causeway for gorgeous views of exquisite bridges and boathouses.

The largest and best-preserved royal park in China, the Summer Palace was originally constructed as a luxurious royal garden, but later became the main residence of the Qing Dynasty. Today it is included on the UNESCO World Heritage list as a stunning example of Chinese landscape and garden design.

Excursions depart daily and is based on a minimum of two passengers. Duration is approximately 4 hours and departs at 8am or 1pm.

Essential Information

  • Guide Price:  Guide Price: From £95 per person