Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan)

Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan)

Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan)
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6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
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Located on the highest point in Beijing City, this park was built in 1179 during the Jin Dynasty and today provides visitors with sweeping views of the Forbidden City located below.
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PBlyth
Tampa, FL250 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This park was built on the debris excavated when the moat surrounding the Forbidden City was dug many years ago. Since that time it has become overgrown with mature trees and there are numerous paths you can stroll on. At the very top of the highest hill there is a small building from which you can get a great view of the Forbidden City to the South and Olympic Park to the North. It seems to be a favorite for photographers. Definitely a beautiful place to relax and get a 360 degree view of Beijing.
Written April 9, 2020
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KW M
Belfast, UK541 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
The park is just behind the Forbidden City.
It is a very typical Chinese style park, which means it is well cared for and laid out very well. The temples are typical in the Chinese style, as you will see in hundreds of places, but still nice. The view of the Forbidden City and the rest of Beijing is why you come to the park and make the climb, it is the highest ground in BJ. It is not a huge park and will take you only a short period of time to walk around, but you can easily spend much longer wandering and exploring. Admission was 2RMB, needed to show our passports to get tickets. Likely nice place to view sunrise and sunsets. Certainly worth the visit.
Written October 24, 2020
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PaulSiow
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia2,703 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
After we exited from the Forbidden Palace, we crossed the road and directly in front of the exit is Jingshan Park. Climbed to the top and we were rewarded with a complete view of the Forbidden Palace in front of us. However, you may need to jostle for space to the take the 'perfect' photo as there were many tourists. Worth the climb however tired we may be after visiting the Forbidden Palace.
Written March 4, 2020
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Kyle Ciulla
Beijing, China347 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Solo
If you go to the palace museum, then you enter one way and exit the other. I know you are tired because of the walking, but when are you going to be in China again. Walk across the street and go here and climb to the top. You get a view of the whole forbidden city, which is spectacular! Do not overlook this!
Written February 4, 2020
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina70,548 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
There is much to see at Jingshan Park. On this visit we walked the zigzagging paths, enjoyed the flowers in the gardens, walked to the hilltop for the awesome views of the Forbidden City, and visited a temple.
Written October 4, 2020
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andromachi
Athens15 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice park. We were taken there by a private guide after visiting FC and at the end of the tour we were invited by her to be educated about teas of China in the tea house in the premises of the park. After a ten minute exhibition and tasting of mediocre tea we were forced to buy expensive unlabelled tins of tea : 300 grams of different teas 185 usd after bargaining. Always feels bad to be taken for a ride.. we could have bought the same teas in other places for 50 usd.
Written April 18, 2015
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Smeets P
London, UK9,370 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
There 5 pergolas in Jingshan Park the middle, higher pergola have the panoramic view of Beijing city and Forbidden City. This pergola has Buddha temple and many people prayed there with incence. I spent some time in Jingshan Park as the locals were exercising, dancing and singing there.
Some of the locals were having a picnic there as well.
As I am keen on music, I stopped at the group who were performing near exit to the Beihai park. They said that one of the singers was from Beijing Opera and they sang there sometimes on sundays.
I really enjoyed being in this park and made friends with locals.
Written December 19, 2010
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Harry E
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018
Looking down over the Forbidden City and watching people waving flags around was the best part about Jingshan Park in my opinion. The park got quite boring after a while as you just walk round looking at buildings that all look pretty similar and not much going on inside of them. However other people may enjoy this, so you can’t really go by one persons opinion. There was some good parts about the Park but you can definitely find something better to do during your day.

I personally wouldn’t come back here again, but it doesn’t mean that it’s a bad place to visit. I was also very tired on that day as I was still recovering from jet lag, so maybe on another day I would of enjoyed it more.

Still very lucky and happy I got to experience it
Written September 3, 2019
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Counterweight
Austin, TX907 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jingshan Park lies at the North end of the Forbidden City, and is has very impressive views of the Forbidden City when the smog/fog/weather permits. The Park itself has quite a bit to see and some interesting history (it includes the site where the last Ming Emperor hanged himself to escape a rebellion), and in season the gardens are spectacular.

There are a five pavilions total in the park, the highest one offers the best view of the city and the Forbidden City (as well as of the White Pagoda) but the other four are also worth seeing for their architectural and artistic qualities.

There are a number of paths to get from the park base up to the pavilions, the direct routes are the most challenging and require a reasonable fitness level. The longer routes wrap around the hill and are strenuous but not overwhelming.

The Jingshan is a nice finish to a walk through the Forbidden City, but it is also worth seeing for its own merits.
Written April 13, 2007
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina70,548 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Jingshan Park is renowned for its artificial hill, constructed from soil excavated during the construction of the Forbidden City's palace moat. From the hilltops, you can enjoy great city views.
Written March 6, 2024
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