Old Summer Palace

Local name圆明园
LocationBeijing, China

The Old Summer Palace, known in Chinese as Yuanming Yuan, and originally called the Imperial Gardens, was a complex of palaces and gardens in present-day Haidian District, Beijing, China. It is 8 kilometres northwest of the walls of the former Imperial City section of Beijing. Constructed throughout the 18th and early 19th centuries, the Old Summer Palace was the main imperial residence of Qianlong Emperor of the Qing dynasty and his successors, and where they handled state affairs; the Forbidden City was used for formal ceremonies. Widely perceived as the pinnacle work of Chinese imperial garden and palace design, the Old Summer Palace was known for its extensive collection of gardens, its building architecture and numerous art and historical treasures. It was reputed as the "Garden of Gardens" in its heyday.

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Beijing: Summer Palace Admission Ticket with Garden Option from 6 USD

Opening hours

May - Aug: 7 am - 7 pm
Apr, Sep - Oct: 7 am - 6 pm
Nov - Mar: 7 am - 5:30 pm


General Admission: CNY 10/person

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Summer_Palace

Information at Travel China Guide http://www.travelchinaguide.com/attraction/beijing/yuanmingyuan.htm

Phone +86 10 6262 8501

Coordinates 40°0'24.528" N 116°17'50.104" E

Tours and activities: Old Summer Palace

Beijing: Summer Palace Admission Ticket with Garden Option

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Summer Palace: Imperial Garden UNESCO Mini Group Guided Tour

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