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Beijing: Summer Palace Admission Ticket with Garden Option

Product ID: 126851
Visit the Summer Palace, one of Beijing’s top landmarks and best examples of an imperial garden. Admire hilltop views, the lake and the monuments. Benefit from easy entry, simply by showing your passport.
About this ticket
Valid 1 day
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This activity is non-refundable.

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  • Explore the Summer Palace, once the playground of emperors
  • Discover the natural beauty of China’s most magnificent palace garden
  • Choose to rent a boat and enjoy the views from Kunming Lake
  • Benefit from easy entry, simply by showing your passport
Full description
Discover Beijing’s Summer Palace, the largest and best-preserved royal park in China. Built in 1750, the complex was used by emperors for rest and entertainment. Located just 15 kilometers from central Beijing, it can be easily reached by metro.

The site features a lake that was substantially enlarged during the reign of Empress Dowager Cixi. In addition to the lake and the main hill, the impressive complex features several pavilions, towers, bridges, corridors, and even a marble boat.

Select the ticket only option to access the incredible palace, or enhance your experience with a visit to the gardens. Choose the option including garden access and visit the Tower of Buddhist Incense, the Dehe Garden, Suzhou Street, and the Wenchang Tower.
  • Summer Palace admission ticket
  • Garden access (if option selected)
What’s Not Included
  • Audio guide available in 19 languages (can be purchased at the ticket office)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The main entrance is at the north of the Summer Palace. Take subway line 4 and get off at Beigongmen Station. Take Exit D and walk to the west for 5-10 minutes until you see the Summer Palace entrance.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Know before you go
• You only need to present your passport at the entrance, not a voucher or ticket
• Tickets are valid for single entry only
• Please submit the full name, age, and passport details of all participants when booking
• Missing information will result in booking cancellation and you not be able to enter the attraction
• All participants under the same reservation must enter the park together
• Children younger than 6 years or under 1.20 meters in height can enter for free
• From April-October the palace is open from 6:30 AM to 8 PM (last entry at 6 PM)
• From November-March the palace is open from 7 AM to 7 PM (last entry at 5 PM)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 / 5

based on 155 reviews

Review summary

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    4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
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Best to go in the morning since the place closes at 5pm. There's just so much to do! Beware though, there are a lot of areas with lots of stairs. Just be prepared for the climb. Definitely should get the entrance ticket + the other attractions so you don't miss out on Suzhou Street. It's a nice area by the little river with a lot of peddlers of various wares. Though getyourguide.com offers tickets at higher rates than on the site, you pay for the convenience. Not sure if you can pay via credit card at the site, but that's one of the reasons we decided to buy online. That and of course, we skio the ticket line. Just present the QR code for scanning and you're all good.

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October 29, 2019

A lovely place to visit that is well worth the money.

If you only choose one activity in central Beijing, it should definitely be this one! Easy to get there with the subway and not far to walk to get to the entrance. The area is well maintained and if you pay for the extra entrances (which I think you should) you can easily enjoy yourself in a relaxing way the entire day. The boat rides are very nice and there are a lot of things to buy, both to eat and to bring back home as souvenirs. You can buy a "passport" to collect stamps along the way inside, something that can make the walk more enjoyable for anyone into "Pokémon go - Gotta catch'em all" mode. There is a lot of written information in English and even though the staff don't speak so much, you will meet a lot of smiling faces trying to get you what you need.

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October 9, 2019

Während der Golden Week

Interessanter und weitläufiger Park. Wir waren leider während der Golden Week dort und der Park war völlig überlaufen. Das Ticket zu buchen war einfach und ich bekam auf die App noch diverse Erinnerungen und die QR Codes, welche laut Getyourguide direkt am Durchgang hätten funktionieren sollen. Hat leider überhaupt nicht geklappt. Die QR Codes wurden weder vom App noch vom Mail-Anhang erkannt. Eine nette Mitarbeiterin musste im Büro in Peking anrufen und erst nach ca 15 Minuten bekamen wir einen neuen QR Code von ihr und der Zugang zum Park war frei.

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October 5, 2019

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