Beijing Old Summer Palace Admission Ticket

Beijing Old Summer Palace Admission Ticket
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$4.5
Duration: 1 to 8 hrs
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Description

The gardens of the Old Summer Palace, also known as the Ruins of the Yuanmingyuan, were first constructed in the year of 1709 and later destroyed by French and British troops during the Second Opium War (1860-1862).

The Old Summer Palace which is also known as the Ruins is the Yuanmingyuan, are located in the northwest of Beijing and to the east of the present-day Summer Palace. The Garden was first constructed in the year of 1709 during the Qing Dynasty.

The Old Summer Palace consists of three parts - Yuanmingyuan, Wanchunyuan which is the Garden of Blossoming Spring and Changchunyuan which is the Garden of Eternal Spring. Hundreds of scenic spots in the Garden are made up of exquisitely constructed halls, pavilions, chambers, kiosks, earth and rock hills, rivers and ponds, and exotic flowers and grasses from different parts of the country.

The majority of the remaining scenic spots were destroyed in the 1980's, but under the due protection of the ruins of Yuanmingyuan, a park has been established on the ruin site. So visitors can imagine the former grandeur of the Old Summer Palace from the crumbling walls and ruins. What’s more, there is also an opportunity for visitors to view the complete picture of Yuanmingyuan in its 'heyday' in the exhibition hall. The reconstruction of some of the original structures and scenic spots provides people with a lovely place to relax.

In order to access the park, please show the voucher to the Client Service Center at the south gate of Old Summer Palace. There you can redeem your voucher for the entrance tickets. This Package Garden General ticket gives you access to the main park, the Dashuifa Site and the famous maze. 

The gardens of the Old Summer Palace, also known as the Ruins of the Yuanmingyuan, were first constructed in the year of 1709 and later destroyed by French and British troops during the Second Opium War (1860-1862).