You’ll be needing extra air, as the sights and attractions at the Summer Palace are simple breathtaking. Ancient art and architecture have never benefited more from blending with natural beauty: hills and open water combine with pavilions, halls, palaces, temples, and bridges to create a setting befitting a UNESCO Heritage Sight.
Built in 1750, the Summer Palace is extremely popular with the tourists. Highlights include the Hall of Benevolent Longevity, Garden of Virtue and Harmony, Hall of Joyful Longevity, Hall of Jape Ripples, long corridor at the foot of Longevity Hill, and Kunming Lake.
How to get there
By subway: Xizhimen and minibus 375. By bus: 301, 303, 332, 333, 346, 304, 808, 826, 904.