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Summer Palace: Imperial Garden UNESCO Mini Group Guided Tour

Product ID: 207708
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Admire this masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design and immerse yourself in the hidden stories of the Qing imperial family in this fantastic 3-hour walking tour with an experienced local guide.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the best preserved imperial garden in the world
  • Enjoy the masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design
  • Discover the anecdotes and stories of the Qing imperial family
Full description
Escape to the Summer Palace on a 3-hour trip with an expert guide. This is one of the best preserved imperial gardens in the world and it is the largest of its kind still in existence in China.

From the meeting point, your tour guide will lead you the palace from the North Gate. Visit the most important buildings along the Kun Ming Lake, including the Tower of Buddhist Incense, the Long Corridor, the Hall of Benevolence and Longevity, the 17-Arch Bridge, and the Marble Boat. 

Summer Palace was listed as World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1998. UNESCO reported that the Summer Palace is "a masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design”, where the natural landscape of hills and open water is combined with artificial features such as pavilions, halls, palaces, temples, and bridges to form a harmonious ensemble of outstanding aesthetic value.

This tour will uncover the history of the Summer Palace as a royal palace where Princess Dowager Cixi and the emperors once lived and handled court affairs, accepted laudations, and received foreign diplomats. Whether you are coming to whizz across its frozen lake in winter, soak up some sun in the spring or summer, or admire its splendid autumn colors, the palace makes for a fantastic day out.
Includes
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Entrance fee to the Summer Palace
  • 3 hour walking tour
What’s Not Included
  • Pick up or drop-off at your accommodation
  • Entrance to the small attraction inside Summer Palace: Wenchang Gallery, Garden of Virtue and Harmony, Buddhist of Incense, Suzhou street
  • Lunch

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Exit A2 of the Beigongmen subway station (Metro line 4). In front of KFC. Your tour guide will be waiting for you holding a GetYourGuide logo.

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Important information
Know before you go
• It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes for long distance walking
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.8 / 5
based on 13 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.6/5
Organization
4.6/5
Value for money
4.4/5
Safety
4.8/5

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Beijing Mubus

Product ID: 207708