Immerse yourself in the rich historical heritage of Beijing as you enter the regal Beijing Summer Palace (Yiheyuan). As mandatory a Beijing sight as the Forbidden City or the Great Wall, the Summer Palace is one of the most popular landmarks in the city, and one of the best examples of an imperial garden in China. It greatly influences Chinese horticulture and landscape with its jaw dropping natural views. A ticket grants you entry to the main palace complex, including the Longevity Hill and the Long Corridor. You may also visit other attractions in the palace, such as the Garden of Virtue and Harmony, Wenchang Gallery, the Hall of Serenity, and the Tower of Buddhist Incense, for an additional cost. This place is a must-see for first-time Beijing visitors and history buffs.