Tickets are 50 RMB (high season), and I would recommended purchasing one of the excellent souvenir maps on top for 10 RMB.
The Summer Palace is one of Beijing’s most popular tourist attractions. Needless to say, avoid visiting on weekends or holidays if you want to beat the crowds.
If you want to hire a pedal boat for an hour (40 RMB per person) you’ll need at least 200 RMB cash for a deposit.
The subway is now the fastest way to reach the Summer Palace from the centre of town. Take Line 4 (Yiheyuan stop).
- Culture vultures
- First-time travellers
- Great views / scenery
- Design and architecture
- Nature / wildlife