The summer palace in winter n the color during sunset were amazing,especially near the marble boat.Also in winter under a certain temperature,rent a ice sledge to go on the lake it is worth the try,it is really funny n you can have amazing view from the frozen lake just wow..loved the ice skating it was real funsummer palace was very beautiful.even though it was winters n the Kunming lake was frozen.The view was breathtaking.Another marvellous creation by the King Dynasty.The tower of Buddhist incense was amazing..worth visiting place.. had a wonderful time in Beijing.. #ancientchinesearchitecture #the beautifulstoneboat #sobeautiful #sunset #tookalotofphotos #hadawonderfultime #insummerpalace #breathtakingview #kummunglake #frozenlake #iceskating #toomuchfun
the summer palace is really a sight to see! it’s amazing ancient China and one can really learn a lot here at the temple where incense was burned. the lake is breathtaking and the temple matching in awe. the climb to the top is not to bad. there is a 5m high Buddha statue at the top.Summer palace boasts many things to see and the park it’s self is massive so a good walk around is guaranteed. food and beverages are sold inside and not at too much of a price hike. I bought a chicken burger for 15 and it was reasonably good. They also have merch and gifts on sale. I recommend this attraction to any local or foreigner who hasn’t seen it.
A famous royal summer palace built at Qing Dynasty. there are five gates entering the palace from which the eastern gate is the most popular to tourists. However, you need to climb up to the hill if you enter from northern gate that should give you different an experience. It's worth to spent whole day to immerse yourself in the hidden stories of the Qing imperial family, and to appoint an experienced local guide if possible.
My favourite place in Beijing!! Ive been twice and would go again in a heartbeat. I go through the northern entrance to see the back palaces. then head towards the temple of buddhist incense which has a back entrance, then head down to the lake and go to the island. amazing time. took me about 3-4 hours each time. not great food there, would suggestto bring your own.
My favourite place from a 10 days trip to Beijing! I spent around 8 hours in here and really didn’t want to leave at the end. It is beyond impressive and it feels like stepping in history! The park surrounding the Palace it’s calm and serene and it gives incredible views. I can’t wait to go back! make sure to read the legends about the place!
Going to summer palace requires one to have a lot of energy because of climbing up and down plus walking. Summer Palace offers a lot of activities while in the mountain such as boating and others. It is also important to rent an audio set to fully understand its history in whatever language you’re comfortable with, because going there without understanding its history, wont let you appreciate its unique beauty behind it.
I spent 5 and a half hours walking around the Summer Palace and I still didnt get to see everything - that is how massive the Summer Palace is. its like a huge national park and a MUST SEE! But make sure to wear comfotable walking shoes! The Summer Palace is a place thats great for relaxing, hiking and even jogging! If I lived in Beijing this would be my weekend relaxing spot!
The Summer Palace, the imperial garden of the Qing Dynasty in China, formerly known as the Qingyi Garden, is located in the western suburbs of Beijing. The Summer Palace is a landscape garden based on the West Lake of Hangzhou and drawing on the design techniques of gardens in the south of the Yangtze River. It is also the most complete imperial palace and imperial garden preserved. It has the reputation of "Royal Garden Museum". In spring, the weather in Beijing is rare and good on the first day after the cold air passes. The sky is blue, flowers are in full bloom, and the Summer Palace is picturesque and lingering.