Friday, 14 July 2017

Beijing - Summer Palace & Haidian (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet Beijing - Summer Palace & Haidian (PDF Chapter)

Beijing - Summer Palace & Haidian

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

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