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Summer Palace

Originally known as the "Garden of Clear Ripples", the Summer Palace(Yiheyuan) is a magnificent imperial garden located 12 km north-west of Beijing City. This is the largest ancient preserved garden in China and a former summer retreat for Emperors. The site includes more than 100 ancient style pavilions, mansions, towers, halls, temples, bridges and an enormous clear water lake. The sheer size of the place (occupying an area of 290 acres) the Summer Palace is as vast as it is spectacular.

It was begun to establish in A.D.1750(Qian Long 15 years), it is destroyed by England and France allied armies in 1866(Guangxu 16 years), Cixi used the navy funds and other funds to build it again, and named summer palace in 1888. the summer palace was destroyed by eight counties allied armies in 1990, it was repaired once more in 1902.

The Summer Palace includes many interesting and spectacular sites. For detailed information on what to see and do at the Palace, click below! It's best to spend at least an afternoon or morning here in order to really appreciate the beauty of the place and do it justice. There are also shops and various restaurants and tea-houses dotted about the Palace.



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