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Beijing Summer Palace Admission Ticket with Garden Option

Product ID: 126851
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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.
About this activity
Valid 1 day
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the Summer Palace, considered to be the playground of the emperors
  • Discover the natural beauty of China's most magnificent garden palace
  • Rent a boat to enjoy time on Kunming Lake
Full description
Built in 1750, the Summer Palace is the largest and best-preserved royal park in China and was used by emperors for rest and entertainment. Located just 15 kilometers from central Beijing, it can be 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.

Once you have received your final ticket it will give you access to the Summer Palace. You can also select the admission & garden option which includes the Tower of Buddhist Incense, the Dehe Garden, Suzhou Street and the Wenchang Tower.
Includes
  • Main Summer Palace admission ticket
  • Entrance to the Tower of Buddhist Incense, the Dehe Garden, Suzhou Street and the Wenchang Tower (if option selected)
What’s Not Included
  • Audio guide available in 19 languages (can be purchased at the ticket office)

When you get there

Meeting point

The main entrance is at the North of the Summer Palace. Take subway line 4 and get off at Beigongmen Station. Exit from Exit D and walk to the west 5/10 minutes until you see the Summer Palace entrance. Please scan the QR code at any of the attraction's entrances turnstiles for direct access.

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Know before you go
• The first voucher you receive after booking is not your final ticket and will not grant entrance. If you book for a date within 7 days, your voucher will be updated both on your voucher and on the GetYourGuide app within 1 hour of purchase. If you book for a date more than 7 days in advance it will be updated 7 days before your visit. You will receive an email notification from GetYourGuide once your voucher is ready for use
• Please scan the QR code at any of the attraction's entrances turnstiles for direct access
• Attraction opening hours: April-October from 6:30 AM to 8:00 PM (last entry at 6:00 PM); November-March from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM (last entry at 5:00 PM)
• Children younger than 6 years of age or under 1.20 meters in height can enter for free
• Tickets must be used on the specific day
• Tickets can only be used once, and re-entry is not allowed
• All participants under the same reservation must enter the park together