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Beijing's Summer Palace (Yihe Yuan)

Summer Palace
Yihe Yuan
19, Xinjiangongmen Road
Haidian district
+86 10 6288 1144
view over a part of Beijing's Summer Palace
view over a part of Beijing's Summer Palace.

The information contained here are subject to change. Chinese History Digest is not responsible or liable if any changes should occur.

Opening Hours Public Transportation Admission Fee
7 am - 5 pm (November 1 - March 31)
6.30 am - 6 pm (April 1 - October 31)
Subway Line 4: Beigongmen Station
bus 469 or 539 to Yiheyuan West Palace Gate Station
bus 303,331,346,375,384,393,498,
634,683,696,697, 718,801,808,特5 or 特10 to Yiheyuan North Palace Gate Station
bus 74,374,437 or 952 to Xin Jian Gong Men (Yiheyuan New Palace Gate) Station.
combination ticket for all sites: 50 Yuan (November 1 - March 31)
60 Yuan (April 1 - October 31)

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nearest airport/train station
the Beijing Capital International Airport is the nearest airport and Beijing has several railway stations from which all parts of the country can be reached

convenient Hotel(s)
the Aman at Summer Palace Beijing Hotel is very near the northern entrance of the summer palace. You can book it here along with many other hotels in Beijing

or compare the prices on many sites by using the services of our partner Wego

weblinks to pages with further information:

official Website of Beijing's Summer Palace
information at
Wikipedia entry of the Summer Palace
UNESCO World Heritage website entry of Beijing's Summer Palace

YouTube video recommendations

CCTV Travelogue - Northwestern Beijing - part 1

CCTV Travelogue - Northwestern Beijing - part 2

short video with great photos of the Summer Palace

short UNESCO/NHK video about the Summer Palace