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Family Review of Summer Palace

Away Travel Expert: Jenny McKelvie
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FamilyExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Children of all ages
FamilyExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • When Empress Cixi restored the marble boat, adding two paddle-steamer-type wheels to it, she intended it to symbolize the stability of the Qing Dynasty (the boat would be propelled by water rather than sunk by it).
  • Enjoy a lazy summer afternoon rowing on the expansive Kunming Lake.
  • In cooler months, mists roll in over Kunming Lake, lending a spooky ambience. In the winter, rent a pair of ice skates and join the locals as they glide over the frozen lake.
The Summer Palace is an unmissable sight for families. It took more than 100,000 laborers to build this leisure oasis—an impressive collage of walkways, hills, waterways, ceremonial halls, temples, pavilions, palaces, and landscaped

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Hai Dian
Parking: 7a-5p M-Su

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: +86 10 6288 1144
Transportation: Bus: 907, 375, 801, 808, 732, 394, 718
Neighborhood: Hai Dian District
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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