Summer Palace Yiheyuan
  • The Summer Palace (Chinese Name 颐和园,Pinyin: Yiheyuan) is located 12 km north-west of Beijing City.
  • The construction started in 1750 as a luxurious royal garden. It later became the main residence of royal members in the end of the Qing Dynasty.
  • The original Palace were destroyed by the allied forces of Great Britain and France in 1860. The Empress Dowager Cixi used the funds for creating a modern navy, to reconstruct it.
  • Ticket Price is RMB 20 from Nov.1 to Mar.31(next year) RMB30 from Apr.1 to Oct.31
  • You can take a cruise in the beautiful Kunming Lake, the common ticket is RMB10. In winter the lake is frozen and the cruise is not available.
  • You may also take a bus tour to visit Summer Palace, the price is USD38 only combined with Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven
  • The best time to visit Summer Palace from April to June and from August to November, when it is neither too hot nor too cold.