Bejing Summer Palace (Yi He Yuan) Ticket

The Summer Palace’s landscaped gardens, temples, and pavilions were designed to achieve harmony with nature. During the hot summer time in Beijing, the imperial family preferred the beautiful gardens and airy pavilions of the Summer Palace. The Qing Empress Cixi was living there for quite some time, giving rise to some wonderful tales of extravagance and excess. The Summer Palace was listed as World Heritage in 1998 by UNESCO, which reported that “The Summer Palace is a masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design”. The design of Summer Palace harmonizes plants and paths, water and land, architecture and horticulture, epitomizing the philosophy and practice of Chinese garden design. It is definitely worth a visit!

Ticket Adult Price(High season / Low season) Child Price(High season / Low season)
All inclusive Ticket $20.00 USD / $15.00 USD $17.00 USD/ $12.00 USD
Main Entrance Only Ticket $13.00 USD / $8.00 USD $10.00 USD/ $5.00 USD
All inclusive Ticket

This ticket includes Entrance ticket, Garden of Virtue and Harmony, Tower of the Fragrance of the Buddha, Wenchang Gallery,Suzhou Street&Hall of Serenity.
Main Entrance Only Ticket

This is entrance ticket only.

  • Include all taxes, fees and handling charges.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
  • A valid passport or travel permit may be needed.
  • Children under 6 years old are free.
  • All guests under the same reservation must enter the park together.
  • Tickets must be used on the specific day. Tickets can only be used once. Re-entry not allowed
  • The stroller must be folded.
  • Opening hours:
    High season: from April 1 to October 31;
    Main entrance: 6:30-18:00;
    Parks Inside the Summer Palace: 8:30——17:00;
    Close: 20:00 .

    Low season: from November 1 to March 31;
    Main entrance: 7:00-17:00;
    Parks Inside the Summer Palace: 9:00——16:00;
    Close: 19:00.

Three Visiting Routes starting from the three gates:

Starting from New Palace Gate ( South Gate): Walk north along East Dyke – the former Court Area (the East Palace Gate, the Hall of Benevolence and Longevity…) – Long Corridor – Longevity Hill – Marble Boat – Ferry Boat and back to New Palace Gate (loop line).

Starting from East Palace Gate ( Main Gate) Walk from East Palace Gate: the former Court Area (the East Palace Gate, the Hall of Benevolence and Longevity…) – Long Corridor – Longevity Hill – Marble Boat – Ferry Boat – New Palace Gate ( South Gate )

Starting from North Palace Gate ( North Gate): Walking from North Palace Gate: Suzhou Street – Marble Boat – Longevity Hill – Long Corridor – the former court area – East Palace Gate ( Main Gate).

How to get to Summer Palace

Summer Palace has three major entry gates:

  • East Gate ( Main Gate ), also called “East Palace Gate” 东宫门
  • North Gate, also called “Beigongmen, or North Palace Gate” 北宫门
  • South Gate, also known as “New Palace Gate” 新建宫门

By Subway Line 4: Take subway line 4 to the northwest direction and get off at the last but one station — Beigongmen Station ( or North Gate 北宫门) and exit from Exit D and walk to the west, soon you will see the north gate ( Beigongmen Gate )to Summer Palace 颐和园 on your left side.

Subway Line 10: Take subway line 10 to Bagou station at the end of Line 10, and then get a taxi from outside the station to the South Gate, or also known as New Palace Gate (新建宫门). Or you may just walk for about 1.5km from Bagou Station to the New Palace Gate.