Summer Palace

The Summer Palace, also known as Yiheyuan literally "Gardens of Nurtured Harmony" which is located in the northwestern outskirts of Beijing, is the largest and most famous imperial garden in China. As a major spot to travel, the Summer Palace was listed on the World Heritage List by UNESCO in December 1998 declaring it "a masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design. The Summer Palace was first constructed in 1750 as a summer resort for the emperors in the Qing Dynasty. It was built for Emperor Qianlong's mother's 60th birthday, and survived from several major damages a couple of times in late Qing. The Summer Palace is an icon of classical Chinese architecture in terms of both garden design and construction.
Occupying an area of 290 hectares with water making three quarters of it, the Summer Palace consists of three functional areas: Court Area, Longevity Hill Area and Kunming Lake Area. Many architectural features in the Summer Palace, such as Kunming Lake and the Long Corridor, were created to imitate sites of outstanding beauty from all over China. Nowadays, the Summer Palace is not only a popular tourist attraction for travellers home and abroad to travel but also a recreational park for the locals. Here are some guide information of the Summer Palace. Opening Hours: 07:00-17:00 (Nov.1-Mar.31); 06:30-18:00 (Apr.1-Oct.31)? Tickets: CNY20 (Nov.1-Mar.31); CNY30 (Apr.1-Oct.31)? Contact number: +86 10 62881144

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Question:I read from some travel guide books that the subway Line 4 to Summer Palace is going to open for public? And, will the lake at Summer Palace be frozen during Dec.? I m keen to view a frozen lake so hope able to see it during my travel at Summer Palace this Dec.

Answer:Line 4 has been opened to the public. It could be frozen in Dec for summer palace, not every year.