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Beijing Travel Guide

Summer Palace

Summer Palace

The magnificent Summer Palace in northwest Beijing at Kunming Lake was built in 1750 by the Emperor Qianlong, and continued to be an imperial residence until the Empress Dowager Cixi died in 1908. The palace and stunning gardens are open to visitors, who enter through the East Palace gate, pass through a grand courtyard into the Hall of Benevolent Longevity, the Hall of Jade Ripples, and the Hall of Joyful Longevity. Empress Cixi's private theatre in the Garden of Moral Harmony is a must-see, as is the long corridor that skirts Kunming Lake's northern shoreline to reach the marble boat, an elaborate two-storey structure of finely carved stone and stained glass.


Transportation: Buses 907, 375, 801, 808, 732, 394 or 718
Opening Time: Daily 7am to 5pm (November to March), 6.30am to 6pm (April to October)
Admission: ?20 (November to March), ?30 (April to October)

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