Guide+DIY Tours
72 Hours Visa-Free Transit
Tianjin Cruise Port Beijing Transfer & Excursions
Off The Beaten Path Hutong Food Tour
Promises to Customers
Tourism is a variable industry with booming competitors’ presentations everyday, choosing a China Travel Agency and subscribe for a China tour online is a hard choice to make. Take a couple of minutes to know our advantages and promises.
Home » Home » Home » Tools » The Summer Palace

The Summer Palace



 Summer Palace landscape, dominated mainly by Longevity Hill and Kunming Lake, covers an area of 2.9 square kilometers, three quarters of which is under water. Its 70,000 square meters of building space features a variety of palaces, gardens and other ancient-style architectural structures. Well known for its large and priceless collection of cultural relics, it was among the first group of historical and cultural heritage sites in China to be placed under special state protection.

The Summer Palace, originally named Qingyi Yuan or the Garden of Clear Ripples, was first constructed in 1750. It was razed to the ground by the Anglo-French Allied Forces in 1860. The Government of the Qing Dynasty started to rebuild it in 1886 with funds that it had misappropriated from the Imperial Navy and other sources. Renamed two years later as Yihe Yuan or the Garden of Health and Harmony, it was supposed to serve as a summer resort for the Empress Dowager Cixi. Known also as the Summer Palace, it was ravaged by the Allied Forces of the Eight Powers that invaded China in 1900. The damage was repaired in 1902. Since the founding of the People’s Republic of China, the Summer Palace has undergone several major renovations. Its major attractions such as the Four Great Regions, Suzhou Street, the Pavilion of Bright Scenery, the Hall of Serenity, the Wenchang Galleries and the Plowing and Weaving Scenery Area have been successiv- ely restored.

The Summer Palace is a monument to classical Chinese architecture, in terms of both garden design and construction. Borrowing scenes from surrounding landscapes, it radiates not only the grandeur of animperial garden but also the beauty of nature in aseamless combinationthat best illustrates the guiding principle of traditional Chinese garden design: “The works of men should match the works of Heaven”. In December 1998, UNE- SCO included the Summer Palace on its World Heritage List with the following comments:

1) The Summer Palace inBeijing is an outstanding expression of the creative art of Chinese landscape garden design, incorporating the works of humankind and nature in a harmonious whole;

2) The Summer Palace epitomizes the philosophy and practice of Chinese garden design, which played a key role in the developm- ent of this cultural form throughout the east;

3) The imperialChinese garden, illustrated by the Summer Palace, is a potent symbol of one of the major world civilizations.

Summer Palace Tours 


Summer palace and Badaling 
Great Wall Day Tour 

Start from 70USD P/P

Summer Palace and Mutianyu 
Great Wall Day Tour 

Start from 80USD P/P

Summer Palace Relax Tour 

Start from 30USD P/P

Summer Palace and Bai Family Imperial Show Day Tour 
Start from 45USD P/P

Beijing Zoo Waterway to Summer Palace Day Tour 
Start from 50USD P/P

Waterway to The Summer Palace
Start from 40USD P/P

Temple of Heaven, Forbidden City,Summer palace Day Tour 
Start from 65USD P/P

Tian'anmen square ,Forbidden city,Summer palace Day Tour 
Start from 60USD P/P

Most Recommended Beijing Great Wall tours
Beijing 2 Days-- Soul of Beijing
Price from: $235 P/P
BJ-77:Beijing boasting a history of over a thousand years is rich in cultural heritage and relics. This itinerary will take you to the most popular sites around the city. ...
Beijing 3 Days Essence City Break
Price from: $300 P/P
BJ-76:If you have limited time in Beijing want to make good use of your time,join this 3 days Essence city break is a perfect choice,the tour covers all the historical sit...
Beijing 4 Days Classic Private Tour Package
Price from: $365 P/P
BJ-27:This is one of our most popular tour,it covers all the important sites in Beijing,enjoy two night shows,and join our unique-Be my guest to dinning with locals in the...
Please use the space below for any questions that you may have
Or if you would like to make a booking, please fill in our Online Enquiry Form
* Name Country:
No more than 2,000 charaters ,please.
Send me an Email.
Verification code:

Committed to Quality

  • Quality people – highly trained professionals in all departments
  • Quality service - our future depends on past
  • Quality tours – we put ourselves in the shoes of our clients.

Authentic Experience

  • Sharing with you the hidden places not mentioned in guidebooks
  • Experience the local alleys and local life
  • Authentic Food & dinning experiences

Integrity and Honesty

  • Real value for money
  • Money back service guarantee
  • No hidden costs and tourist traps
  • Fairness and equity to customers, staff and suppliers

Tailor-Made- Holiday

  • Customize any vacation package,taking into consideration your ideas and wishes
  • The enquiry and quotation procedure is completely free of charge

Copyright © 2015 Discover Beijing Tours. All rights reserved. Web design:Qingfengteam