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Tower of Buddhist Incense(Summer Palace)

Inside Summer Palace, Haidian District, Beijing 100091, China
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Inside Summer Palace, Haidian District, Beijing 100091, China
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Reviewed 11 May 2017

Inside the Summer Palace, there is a building at the top of a hill which has a magnificent view to the whole lake inside the park. Also, it has a spectacular view to Beijing. But to get there you will need to walk 100+ steep...More

1  Thank patolincl
Reviewed 18 April 2017

The entire summer palace area is fabulous! Lovely way to spend a few hours. Leave 3 or 4 to see everything. You must climb to the top. It's steep and hard, but worth it!

Thank Teresa W
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Facing Kunming Lake, this octagonal shaped building was built onto the mountain side. It is a Buddhist tower and the Empress Dowager Cixi would go there and pray every first and fifteenth day of the lunar month. She must have been very fit as the...More

Thank nellielim
Reviewed 19 March 2017

like in the other reviews already mentioned the summer palace itself is overcrowded. Not only on Sundays. On Mondays too! It was a very Sunny day, maybe that's why. The views are lovely. The tower itself is beautiful. And yes you pay a little extra...More

Thank henrivantilburg
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

This is my favorite place to visit the vie of the lake and the tower is just breathtaking, once you are up in the tower even better! Must go place

Thank Aldmar F
Reviewed 13 November 2016

It stood on a very steep cliff of Longevity Hill. So it was hard for me to climb up the hill. The Empress Dowager Cixi must have been very fit, as she used to go there to pray and burn incense twice each lunar month....More

Thank RayParks
Reviewed 10 November 2016

this temple is inside the summer palace complex and it's spectacular. worth the many steps to see and the views if the smog is not to bad to awesome be ready to take many pictures

Thank Lawrence D
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We visited the Summer palace today and it was unfortunate that the smog was thick. This could not stop us from appreciating the Tower that dominates the Palace. Like the Great Wall yesterday the steps are steep but the view is worth it if you...More

Thank tigger2594
Reviewed 13 October 2016

I spent the day at Summer Palace with my sister who was visiting me from Australia.We enjoyed boating in the lakes and the view of the Tower of Buddhist Incense was just magnificent seen from the middle of the lake.

Thank ushka24
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Ok, most people think this IS the summer palace, while it is just the pagoda of the temple. For those who plan to visit it, remember: 1. There is an additional ticket that has to be purchased at the foot of the Longevity Hill. 2....More

2  Thank Xueyan D
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