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Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), Beijing

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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. Plan a trip to Beijing easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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  • Enjoyed the trip here. Nice little garden and walk. Was very crowded . Like most of Beijing’s tourist places best always to go early.  more »
  • This was another location that you really need to visit when you are young and strong. Once you realize that you started on a pretty big climb, it’s too late to go back and just as easy to go forward....  more »
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  • Beautiful park in the center of the city. Apparently much of it has been restored but the long walkway is stunning and has lots of beautiful designs on it. In the winter, there is a lake that is frozen over that you can pay to do winter activities on; like ice skating or sledding etc. It's a nice walk and a good contrast to the forbidden city and to hear more interesting stories about the key historical figures.
  • Must go Palace out of 3 Palace in Beijing! Perfect size for tourist. Every season has its own beauty. Try not go between 12 to 3pm its normally crowed. Beijing Summer Palace is One of the best palace/garden/park/nature! The Ticket is.only 5US$
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