Summer Palace – Beijing

Summer Palace - Beijing

While in Beijing, you must visit the Beijing Summer Palace. Not just for the grandeur of the Palace, or the scenery around the lake, but to experience the abundance of color exploding around every corner. The vibrancy of reds, oranges, greens and blues screams in a stark contrast to the grey skies of Beijing and delights the eyes with hidden treats of intricate designs on every surface.

Can you tell I loved the Summer Palace, just a bit?

Summer Palace - Beijing

Summer Palace - Beijing

Summer Palace - Beijing

The Summer Palace, like most tourist sites we visited in China, was also extremely packed with tourists. These are a few tips I have for visiting the Summer Palace:

  1. Go early – we arrived around 8:30am.
  2. Take an Uber rather than a taxi – its cheaper and your car icon is red!
  3. If you own a longer camera lens, pack it! The architectural designs of the Palace are a stunning capture.
  4. Rather than spend 40-100¥ on a boat to take you to beautiful views of the Summer Palace, grab an ice cream and walk the 15 minutes around the parameter of the lake.

Summer Palace - Beijing

Summer Palace - Beijing

Summer Palace - Beijing

The Summer Palace was one of my favorite outings in Beijing and I could have spent an entire day exploring the grounds of the Palace. However, as the morning progressed, the droves of crowds flowed in, and I became slightly claustrophobic and was ready to head out for lunch.


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    • Hi Diana! I am so happy to have inspired China as a destination for your bucket list! It truly is an incredible place to visit!

  1. Your. Photography. Is. WOW. The first photo featured in this post is just blowing my mind, it’s so symmetrically perfect. Your blog is undoubtedly one of my favourites Chelsea :)

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    • Thank you Rebecca for your comment! I am glad you enjoyed our photos of the Summer Palace! I always hope to inspire with my posts as much as I am inspired by others! I just love your style and always feel so inspired when I look at your outfits!

  2. Wow! Such an amazing place to stay, You got a nice blog and I’m loving your style, simple yet very chic to look at! Have a nice day and enjoy :)

    • Hi Caroline!

      Thank you for your sweet comment! Receiving positive feedback is always encouraging, so thank you for taking the time to share that with me!

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