Tower of Buddhist Incense at Summer Palace Not to Be Missed

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If you are going to visit Summer Palace, you are highly advised to ascend the Tower of Buddhist Incense at Summer Palace.

Topping the the southern slope of Longevity Hill, the tower faces Kunming Lake southward with its backing on the Hall of the Sea of Wisdom.  

Built on a 21-meter base, the tower has a height of 41 meters, three floors, four eaves and supported by eight pillars. 

On the base of the tower, you are able to have a bird’s eye view of the Kunming Lake and the surrounding area.  

It takes about 20-minute walking from the entrance gate to up to the tower base. During your hike up to the tower, you can visit an ensemble of grand buildings – The Cloud-Dispelling Hall, the Temple of Buddhist Virtue on the oriented axis of Longevity Hill. 

Of course, the panoramic view from the base of the Tower of Buddhist Incense at Summer Palace is definitely is the highlight!  

Entrance ticket: RMB 10 ( not covered by the main entrance ticket of Summer Palace)

Below the Tower of Buddhist Incense is The Cloud-Dispelling Hall – Tour-Beijing.Com
Climb up the Tower of Buddhist Incense – Tour-Beijing
Walk up to the Tower of Buddhist Incense by the sideway stairs – Tour-Beijing.Com
The panoramic view of Summer Palace from the base of the Tower of Buddhist Incense – Copyright Tour-Beijing.com
Panoramic view from the tower – Tour-Beijing.com
A bird’s eye view of the Kunming Lake from the Tower and beyond – Tour-Beijing.Com
Again a panoramic view from the tower on your right side – Tour-Beijing.Com
The Tower of Buddhist Incense Viewed at a distance
A close look at the Tower of Buddhist Incense – Tour-Beijing.Com

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2 Responses to “Tower of Buddhist Incense at Summer Palace Not to Be Missed”

  1. Mwick says:

    How much is the entrance ticket to the summer palace?

  2. Beijing Tour says:

    Hi Mwick,

    The entrance ticket to Summer Palace is 30 yuan, plus 10 yuan for Tower of the Fragrance of the Buddha.

    Check out the link for more information:

    http://www.tour-beijing.com/blog/beijing-travel/tips-for-visiting-summer-palace

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