The Summer Palace in Beijing, China was once a playground for the imperial court fleeing the suffocating summer torpor of the Forbidden City and the palace grounds, temples, gardens, pavilions, lakes, bridges, gate-towers and corridors of the Summer Palace are a marvel of landscaping and with its huge lake, hilltop views and energising walks this Far Eastern jewel offers a pastoral escape into the landscapes of traditional Chinese painting.

In 1924 the Summer Palace was opened to the public and it was ranked amongst the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in 1998, as well as one of the first national AAAAA tourist spots in China. Tours can easily be arranged with informative and highly experienced guides to allow you to get the most out of your visit to this beautiful place.

To find out the best time to visit China and to speak to someone that knows the area please call Jeanette our Far East luxury multi centre holiday specialist: 01923 289 100