Summer Palace

The Summer Palace is located on the northwest outskirts of Beijing, about 20 kilometers away from the downtown. It is the best-preserved imperial garden in the world and one of the largest of its kind still in existence in China today. It has a history of over 800 years and occupies a total area of over 290 hectares. The Summer Palace is a summer retreat where the imperial families of Qing dynasty spent suffocated summer season from April to October each year. It is one of the World Heritages in Beijing. It is formed mainly with Longevity Hill and Kunming Lake. In addition, there are more than one hundred of rooms, palaces, bridges, pavilions and temples. Especially, the Long Corridor of the Summer Palace is the longest painting corridor in the world, which is 728 meters long and there are over 14,000 paintings and beautiful pictures along the crossbeams and ceilings of the Long Corridor. Some historical events took place here, such as: "the power behind the curtain", "the Summer Palace was well preserved because of late Premier Zhou Enlai during the Cultural Revolution".

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010-003 Beijing Day Tour to Badaling Great Wall + Birds Nest + Summer palace

010-010 Beijing Day Tour to Tiananmen Square + Forbidden City + Temple of Heaven + Summer Palace

010-011 Beijing Day Tour to Tiananmen Square + Forbidden City + Summer Palace + Birds Nest

010-021 Beijing Day Tour to Mutianyu Great Wall + Summer Palace

010-033 Beijing Day Tour to Juyongguan Great Wall + Summer Palace + Birds Nest

Cruise Ship Shore Excursion - Two Day Beijing Tour

Editor's Note:   Summer Palace as the best-preserved imperial garden in the world, it is also one of the six most important sites in Beijing, the main spots in the Summer Palace are the Long Corridor, Longevity Hill and Kunming Lake. In our tours, we all arrange boat tour at Kunming Lake unless the big boats are stopped in the Winter.  The best seasons to visit Summer Palace are Summer and Autumn.  China travel Shanghai recommends Beijing Day Tour to Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace (010-010) , and Beijing Day Tour to Mutianyu Great Wall, Summer Palace (010-021).    ----China Travel Shanghai (Please e-mail to tansy@chinatravelshanghai for more info)

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