1. Free of charge for children under 120cm (3.9 feet), or less than 6 years old.
2. Free admission for seniors over 60 years old.
How to Book and Use
1. Book & pay online, get confirmation number by email, show number at the south gate to get into the site.
2. Travelers in one order should enter the site together.
3. The ticket is only valid for the selected visiting date.
Jan 1 - Mar 15 & Oct 16 - Dece 31: 07:00-19:30
Mar 16 - Apr 30 & Sep 1 - Oct 15: 07:00-20:00
May 31 - Aug 31: 07:00-21:00
Change & Cancellation
1. Free cancellation if sending emails 24 hours before the entry date.
2. After the ticket is issued, the service fee is non-refundable.
3. Partial cancellation is not accepted, tickets in one order have to be cancelled together.
4. No change is accepted, if you would like to make change, please cancel and rebook.
Old Summer Palace functioned as an imperial workplace in summer, where four Qing Emperors managed military and political affairs and avoided summer heat since 1722. Its total area is 7.5 times larger than the Forbidden City and the water area was as big as the entire Summer Palace. Apart from its vast geographical scale, it used to be known as the biggest museum in the world by the gorgeous structure complex with various classic architectural styles at home and abroad, numerous cultural collections, and precious historic relics.
Unfortunately, it was robbed and burnt in the year of 1860 by British and French Army, and now it has become the deepest scar of ancient China.
In 1983, the Chinese government approved to restore the Old Summer Palace and it was open to the public in 1988.
Here you can witness the falling of flourishing Qing dynasty. It is also an ideal place for leisure in summer and spring, where you can ride a sightseeing bike, see lovely blossoms blooming, hear birds chirping and water gurgling, enjoy the most spectacular sunset on the bank of a clear river and be free from hustle and bustle of city life.
No.28, West Tsinghua Road, Haidian District, Beijing
How to get to the Old Summer Palace
Take Subway Line 4
and get off at Yuanmingyuan Station, Exit B and you can see the south gate of the park.
a. South Gate: Take bus 331, 424, 432, 438, 498, 508, 579, 594, 601, 664, or Special Line 19, get off at Yuanmingyuan Nanmen Station;
b. East Gate: Take bus 305, 320, 365, 375, 424, 432, 614, 626, 664, 681, 982, or Special Line 4 and get off at Yuanmingyuan Dongmen Station.