Beijing - Summer Palace & Haidian (PDF Chapter)
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
- commune with nature and see the maple-leaf-covered hillsides of Fragrant Hills Park
- spend a night exploring the buzzing restaurants and clubs of Wǔdàokǒu, Běijīng’s student heartland
- restaurants & bars
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