Beihai Park (Beihai Gongyuan)

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Beihai Park (Beihai Gongyuan)

Beihai Park (Beihai Gongyuan)
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Kubla Khan in 1260 took up residence in this palace, which today is a 168-acre park filled with historic buildings, restaurants and a lake.
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PBlyth
Tampa, FL234 contributions
This is a pretty park to the NW of the Forbidden City that is enjoyed by many local families. You can rent boats in the summer and ice skates in the winter. There are a number of pathways to stroll for a relaxing afternoon.
Written April 9, 2020
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PaulSiow
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia2,731 contributions
We could see this park from the top of Jingshan park, especially its landmark white Dagoba. As it was near Jingshan park, we walked here after visiting Jingshan park. Quite nice to walk around, expecially around the lake.
Written March 4, 2020
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Maree R
Beijing, China3 contributions
The Beihai Park scavenger hunt with Bespoke travel was the best way to experience Beihai park with the family. So many interesting places, stories and details to discover in one glorious place. Kids can’t believe they have learnt so much while having so much fun.
Written July 2, 2020
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Fakaruddin Jewel
Dhaka City, Bangladesh76 contributions
Friends
This is a spiritual place very close to the heart of Beijing. The place is very nice and quiet. Temple is worthy to visit. Boat riding in the lake is also enjoyable. This is also a must visit place anyone visiting Beijing
Written January 17, 2020
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KodoDrummer
Yekaterinburg, Russia64,095 contributions
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Many things to see in this beautiful park and enjoy the fresh breeze off the lake waters. There are the lake, willow trees, lotus plants, fish in the water ( possibly young Koi fish), buildings and structures, ancient style bridge, and more. Great place to relax and enjoy the scenery.
Written September 14, 2019
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Smeets P
London, UK9,403 contributions
Beihai Park is very close to the Forbidden City and Jingshan Park. I made a friend at Jingshan Park called David, who spoke good English. He took me around the best bits of Beihai park.

Beihai Park is beautiful park and it was good getaway from the huge crowds in Forbidden City. We saw the wall of the nine Dragon, Pavilions, Pergolas, Gazebos all incredibly beautiful. It was beginning of November and cold, so there were no boats on the man made lake.
David played his flute at five Dragon Pavilion, which is amazing. He told me that he and the locals played, sang there regularly.
I really enjoyed at this park.
Written December 19, 2010
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JacksonGuy
Jackson Miss.736 contributions
Couples
This park is simply breathtaking and beautiful. It’s quite large and peaceful. I recommend going here your first day in Beijing, to relax and get acclimated to the city.

You enter from the south and walk up to the Jade Flower island, home of the White Pagoda. This amazing temple was built over 1000 years ago for a visit from the fifth Dali Lama. The view from the white pagoda is breathtaking, and you can see out over old Beijing.

The center of the park is a large lake. Take a ride in one of the amazing dragon boats and cross to the north side of the park. From there be sure and visit the nine dragon wall which was built over 1000 years ago as a birthday present for Kubla Khan.

You can dress in old authentic emperor clothes and get photos made by the wall. This is touristy but fun and we enjoyed it tremendously.

Huge thumbs up. I highly recommend this park.
Written June 24, 2018
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AndyStorm
Singapore, Singapore47 contributions
Solo
I entered Beihai Park through the gate opposite the entrance of the road to Prince Gong's mansion. Wonderful garden leading to the Nine Dragon Wall which is very impressive as there are only three of such in China. Very good photo opportunity. After that, if you are in a hurry, you could take a nice electric cart ride to the other side of the park where the White Pagoda is. Otherwise, a lovely stroll could do also. Very advisable to climb to the top where the White Pagoda is as the view is very rewarding! You can pay a further 3RMB to climb to a spot where you can see Jingshan Park and the Forbidden City, very impressive!
Written August 3, 2012
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chammp
Modbury, UK1,368 contributions
We went for a walk around this park whilst staying in the nearby Courtyard 7 hotel. It is a very tranquil place, amazingly so considering it's in the middle of such a large city, and very picturesque with it's lake, which was frozen over when we visited. There were people skating on the ice and we saw plenty of typical Chinese architecture. Worth a visit if you're in the area.
Written January 22, 2011
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SOH KIEN PENG
Singapore, Singapore6,369 contributions
Couples
I stayed at King Joy's Hotel near Tiananmen Square and I woke up very early in the morning at about 5 am to witness the solemn flag raising ceremony at Tiananmen Square.

After the ceremony, I visited 3 parks in the vicinity of the Forbidden City - Zhongshan Park, Beihai Park and Jinshan Park. As I was there early, the parks were open free for the locals to exercise in the parks. The parks commenced collection of entrance fees only after 8 am and I always try to capitalize on these opportunities to wake up early to gain free access to gardens and parks each time I visited China.

Among the three parks I visited, Beihai Park impressed me the most with her scenic and tranquil environment around the beautiful and calm Beihai Lake. Beihai Park was once the Imperial Garden of the ancient dynasties. The Garden was first constructed in the 11th century and was artificially created to resemble some of the renowned aesthetic gardens and parks across China in particularly scenic gardens from the Jiangnan regions. During those ancient days, due to the backward transportation infrastructure, the Emperors preferred to have imitation gardens of far corners constructed in their imperial gardens for their immediate appreciation rather than embarked on undulating and tumultuous path to visit the real ones.

There were many locals practicing Qigong and dance at the park but the Chinese music further enhanced the oriental atmosphere of this scenic place. As I strolled around the lake, I could imagine how the Qing Emperors in the company of his many concubines enjoyed his relaxation and immersed himself in the natural beauty of the many gardens and pavilions.

Studded in the middle of the Lake was the Jade Flower Island with the iconic white Dagoba stupa of 40 m high prominently erected at the topmost point of the island and resembled a shiny lighthouse radiating her light in the calm Beihai Lake. As the crimson rays of the morning sun spread across the little island and the beautiful lake, the waters shimmered and glittered under the azure sky.

This imperial garden was once the monopoly of the majestic kings and their royal families. Today, it is opened just like any public park to the common masses and I am glad that I had this rare opportunity to relax like an Emperor in this serene and tranquil park. The air is fresh and the atmosphere was tranquil and serene.

You should not miss this Park when you are in Beijing.
Written October 5, 2015
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