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Old Summer Palace Tickets Booking
From CNY25/US$4 per person
  • Witness the falling of flourishing Qing dynasty from the thoroughly ruined gardens and severely burnt palaces
  • Enjoy the most spectacular sunset in a peaceful afternoon
  • Purify your spirit by viewing a colorful and spectacular scenery
Select Date and Tickets:
Notice During Covid-19 Epidemic Control Period:
1. The real-time local "Health Code" will be checked before entry.
2. There will be body temperature measurement at the entrance. Temperature exceeding 37.3 ℃ or having abnormal phenomena such as cough and shortness of breath, visiters will get a denied entry.
3. Wear masks throughout the visit and keep distance with others.
  • Adult: Age 18+
  • Combo Ticket
    Price Includes Entrance Ticket and Ticket for Sites of European Palaces
Important Notice
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.
Opening Hours
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.
What to Expect

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.

Old Summer Palace
Old Summer Palace

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.

Additional Info
No.28, West Tsinghua Road, Haidian District, Beijing
How to get to the Old Summer Palace
 By subway:
Take Subway Line 4 and get off at Yuanmingyuan Station, Exit B and you can see the south gate of the park.

 By bus:
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.
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