Beijing - Summer Palace & Haidian (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Summer Palace & Hǎidiàn chapter from Lonely Planet’s Beijing guidebook.

Spend a day exploring the Summer Palace’s sumptuous gardens, temples, pavilions and corridors; enjoy fine views over Běijīng from Longevity Hill; visit Fragrant Hills Park and the nearby Botanic Gardens; then head to Wǔdàokǒu, one of Běijīng’s most happening areas.

  • enjoy a taste of imperial high life at the Summer Palace, the glorious former summer retreat of emperors
  • maps
  • commune with nature and see the maple-leaf-covered hillsides of Fragrant Hills Park
  • transport
  • spend a night exploring the buzzing restaurants and clubs of Wǔdàokǒu, Běijīng’s student heartland
  • restaurants & bars

Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping, Sports & Activities.

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