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The name Summer Palace is a bit deceiving for us tourists because it is either way too hot and muggy, or theres a downpour of rain...or both (which happened to me)! Its still historic and pleasant enough but dress accordingly.
historical place,Beautiful palace. When we visited in August, some lilies were in bloom and were beautiful to see. The food there is a bit expensive,The boat ride wasn't very interesting, but provided a break for tired legs.
The Tower of Buddist Incense is both the highest point and the most recognisable symbol of the Summer Palace. It is quite a climb - both up and down but worth it. We entered the Summer Palace through the North Gate and after walking our...More
But for the crowds during my visit, this is a seemingly very peaceful and tranquil place of worship. Views of the Summer Palace grounds and waters are excellent from the upper levels. The stairs can be slippery.
These tickets are separate from the "door" tickets to the Summer Palace-- if you're like me and arrived too late to get the "all-inclusive" ticket at the main gate, don't worry, you can still buy tickets to this individually. And it is definitely worth it....More