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the Summer Palace, the summer retreat of the Qing Emperors originally was a Small palace along the Wang Hill built by Jin Dynasty emperor Wnyn Ling in 1130 ad when he moved the Capital North in Beijing. It was remodeled and extended by the Qing Dynasty Quianlong Emperor in 1750 and the now famous Kunming Lake was made (it imitated the famous Hangzhou Westlake near Shanghai) and it now occupies an area of 300.59 hectares (742.8 acres) which are divided into the Court Area, Front Hill Area, Rear Hill Area and Lake Area. It has four gates of entry, the North Gate, East Gate, South Gate and West Gate. It was destroyed twice in the 18th and 19th century by the Western European Nations who did punitive expeditions to Beijing. It is the largest and most well-preserved royal park in China and is located 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) from central Beijing.

It is one of the Unesco World Heritage Sites in China and open to the public from 6:30 am to 5:00 pm everyday.

Admission Fee is: 30 RMB per person for the Summer Palace general admission (RMB 50 for all access admission)or additonal RMB 5 for admission to Dehe Garden, 10 RMB for Tower of Buddhist Incense, 20 RMB for Wenchang Hall, 10 RMB for Suzhou Street and Danning Hall.

Additonal 10 RMB for a boat ride along Kunming Lake to and from near the 17 arch bridge.

Address: Northwest of Beijing
Directions: Subway Line 4: get off at Beigongmen Station (Beigongmen means the North Palace Gate); or get off at Xiyuan Station, get out of the station from Exit C2 (southwest exit) and walk west to the East Palace Gate.
Phone: +86 10 6288 1144
Website: http://www.summerpalace-china.com

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  • Updated Oct 14, 2014
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