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- 98%History Buffs
- 92%Local Culture
- 75%Adventure Travelers
- 75%Art & Design Lovers
- 69%Green Travelers
- 68%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 63%Family Travelers
- 56%Spiritual Seekers
Member Reviews (116)
- Summer PalaceMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFamily Travelers+ 4Feb 17, 2014
This palace is very beautiful even though I had really hard time to climb those high and steep stairs to see some parts of the palace. I could enjoy the beautiful view of the lake at the end of my visit time in this tourist destination site as my rewards for experiencing hard time to go up and going down the stairs. This is the best place I ever visit during my holiday in Beijing
- Summer PalaceAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 4Nov 01, 2013
Today, we toured the beautiful Summer Palace, once the summer retreat and playground for the Imperial family and royal court during the late Qing Dynasty. Considered the finest Chinese imperial garden, the Summer Palace spans over 700 acres with breathtaking views, temples, pavilions, palaces, and halls, including the lavishly painted "Long Corridor", the longest corridor in the world, fully decorated by thousands of paintings, symbols, and emblems. It is most associated, however, with the Empress Dowager Cixi, who paid for the extravagant Marble Boat with funds meant for the modernization of the Imperial Navy.
- Summer PalaceMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Oct 21, 2013
The Summer Palace is where the Qing emperors would go to chill out during the summers and get away from the oppressive Beijing heat. It sits around a vast lake and is filled with temples and lovely paths. You can also take a little boat ride across the lake.Recommended for:Art & Design Lovers
- Summer PalaceMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersFoodies+ 1Oct 19, 2013
It was a hot day when I was there, so strolling around the grounds and the lake, just like the locals, was the perfect way to spend the afternoon. The structures and gardens are gorgeous but the best part was the colorful and almost festive atmosphere.
- Summer PalaceMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsOct 18, 2013
A UNESCO world heritage site and one of the main cultural attractions of Beijing (after the Forbidden City and the Great Wall), the Summer Palace has some nifty architectural draws like the Marble Boat and the Temple of Buddhist Virtue, but it's best appreciated as a wonderful example of Chinese garden architecture. Wandering along the shores of Kunming Lake (modeled after Hangzhou's incomparable West Lake) surrounded by the pink and white sprays of spring blossoms may be one of this city's finest experiences, and the dramatic stone arch bridges that you cross along the path are simply awesome.
- Summer PalaceMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Oct 16, 2013
I was there on a freezing cold snowy day. Besides the weather, it was a gorgeous place. To this day, it's the biggest and most well preserved Chinese garden. 3/4 of the place is lake. There are various valuable artefacts and many different kinds of trees in the Palace, and the building itself is stunning. One of the best place to see Chinese garden.
- Summer PalaceMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesHistory Buffs+ 1Sep 25, 2013
The Summer Palace in the outskirts of Beijing is a charming area of natural beauty and historic sights centered around Kunming Lake. Given the enormous popularity of this place it tends to get very crowded around certain spots with heavy traffic of tourists, but it is possible to find secluded areas and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Famous sights in here include the Marble Boat and the Long Corridor, but also the 17-arched bridge near the south entrance is worth your time. In additon there are thousands of other details to look at and it is easy to spend a whole day here looking. The only part I do not like is the newly built old street behind the Marble Boat.
- Summer PalaceMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 1Jun 24, 2013
The Summer Palace, surrounded by water, is a great place to escape a bit of the heat. Take one of the boats across and just hang out.