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Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan)

No.44 Jingshanxi Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100009, China
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As featured in 3 days in Beijing
Ranked #5 of 1,244 attractions in Beijing
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Type: Parks, Lookouts, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Traveler Description: On Sundays particularly this park is full of community activities. You are welcome to join in if you wish. There are community singing groups (You... more »
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Caledonia, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

It was a great visit, first thing in the morning! We experienced adults practicing Tai-chi, walked around the well groomed gardens and the view from the top are highly recommended! A great place that should not be missed when visiting Beijing!

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Algiers, Alger, Algeria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

interessant place to visit i recommend it for every traveller don't miss this opportunity to visit this nice place

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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127 reviews 127 reviews
27 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

On my last full day of sightseeing in Beijing, my tour guide took me to Jingshan Park, located just north of the Forbidden City. The park -- reportedly created from the earth that workers removed to make the moat around the Forbidden City -- is a welcome and tranquil respite from the hustle and bustle of central Beijing. During our... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The ticket to Jingshan Park is not expensive, so it's worth going there after visiting the Forbidden City. For me, the best about the park is the beautiful view on the Forbidden City.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

This lovely park is a must if you are in a Beijing. It has lovely gardens and walks and the best part is that if you walk up to the temple buildings you can the look over the Forbidden City but there is a twist that I won't reveal !!!!

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Karlsruhe, Germany
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153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Jingshan Park is located opposite of the back entrance of the forbidden city. If you are lucky and there is no smog in Beijing you have a fantastic view over the central districts of Beijing.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Now don't get me wrong the Forbidden City is amazing but there are just too many people! It surprised me how many of the people exiting from the Forbidden City skipped going into Jingshan park. It costs only 20Y or 15Y for students and contains a lot of surprises including plenty of shade to cool down in after the heat... More

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I fully agree with previous comments. This park is a must if visiting Beijing, as you will have the chance, not only to see the Forbidden City from a certain angle above, but also to see the sunset and other beautiful structures to the north. Be prepared for some 300 meters of stairs to get to the top (but is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is a beautiful park right behind the exit of the Forbidden Palace. After traipsing around a lot of Beijing attractions that seem to be all paving stones and no shade, this is a beautiful oasis. Lovely gardens, cool breezes and lots of seats and shade. You can see many Chinese playing musical instruments, exercising and just enjoying the park.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The short climb up the hill is worth it, even in the burning heat of the summer. From the top, the spectacular golden roofs of the Forbidden City can be seen clearly. Explore the rest of the grounds for another great example of Imperial Chinese architecture and gardens.

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