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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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  • The Summer Palace is an incredible landmark to visit! The landscaping and architecture are wonderful and worth making it a visit during your trip to Beijing. Plan half a day to see it, including walking several miles around the lake and hiking to the top. Beware of trickster street vendors out front of the gates.
  • Vast area covering palaces, gardens and lakes. King's resting place for summer. Imperial garden of Qing Dynasty. Its beautiful carved entrance gates catches the attention of tourist. Chinese red is prominent on buildings. It covers an area of 2.9 square km. Boat riding and sight seeing around the hilly area is one of the popular activity.

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