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9 Tips for Visiting the Summer Palace

2017-01-18 10:28:21Share:

  Planning your Beijing Tour? Beijing's Summer Palace was a royal palace in later Qing Dynasty, only secondary to the Forbidden City (now the Palace Museum). The Summer Palace is actually not just a royal palace where once Princess Dowager Cixi and the emperor lived and handled court affairs, accepted laudations and received foreign diplomats during their stay in the Summer Palace. It also epitomizes classical Chinese architecture, in terms of both garden design and construction. It is the largest royal garden in China.

the Summer Palace Beijing China

 

  Tip # 01: How to time your visit

 

  Normally 2-3 hours are needed to walk around Summer Palace itself. With your time on the city transportation included, you are advised to have allocate at least half day in visiting Summer Palace. Summer Palace presents itself with different views for different seasons.Winter sees people skiing on the Kunming Lake; Spring time finds people breathe under fresh trees and flowers; Summer time often sees Summer Palace in a foggy day like a beautiful “water and mountain” Chinese scroll painting. Autumn is the best time walking around Summer Palace, clear and blue sky with comfortable weather.

the Summer Palace Beijing China

The Imperial Gardens