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Beihai Park (Beihai Gongyuan)
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed September 30, 2012

You need to spend a little time here to enjoy the park. It has a nice lake, you can walk, sit, just enjoy the park!

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Reviewed September 29, 2012

Beautiful park grounds surround the man made lake that was created for an Emporer; dug so that he could have a playground with water! Now a park, it's an interesting place for a visit. There are several types of boat rentals available, and it's both fun to be out boating on the lake as well as a way to see the shores with their buildings and bridges.

The best park is the Dragon Screen. There were only three of these ever created, and this one is truely awesome to view. There is one in the Forbidden city that is a few feet longer, but that one requires an additional fee to see it; the one at the park is free, after your park admission is bought.

Also the shores are a great way to escape the heat of the city, depending on the time of year you visit of course, and a great place to relax in a scenic setting.

Thank 1dancing_fool
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

It is cooler by Lakes which helps in the heat of late Summer. You can rickshaw it, rent a bike or wander on foot. Plenty of locals enjoying atmosphere, so good people watching.

Thank fotokaren
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

I took trolley bus 101 to get here (an achievement for me as it was my first bus ride in Beijing - figuring out the subway is way easier). After visiting so many magnificent palaces, halls and temples, I was so thrilled to be at the BeiHai Park! It is a different world altogether. With picturesque boats of all hues and shapes lounging in the lake full of lovely lotus plants and gentle willow trees along the shores dancing to the breeze, it is nature's hideout. There's a white dagoba in the Jade Flowery Islet (separate entrance fee) from which you get a bird's eye view of Beijing (definitely worth it- you can spot all the magnificent structures). There are corridors on the Jade Flowery Islet that have amazing chinese paintings on the ceilings. In the park, there's a restaurant (Fangshan) that serves Qing Dynasty style food. While I didn't get a chance to taste the food there,it is worthwhile to visit it for the decor and artefacts they have from the Qing dynasty- the opulence is staggering. I took an electric vehicle from the south gate to the north gate. I spent time looking at the other halls/pavilions near the north gate and soon it was closing time and so I missed the nine-dragon screen. It takes about 3-4 hours to view everything in this park. As with every other attraction in Beijing, this is a big place- so choose what you want to see. If you get out of the north gate, you can then go to the Houhai area for the hutongs. I walked down to Nanluoguxiang (relatively long walk- take a pedicab or taxi). This park is a must see and a great way to spend the evening.

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Reviewed September 24, 2012

World-famous nine-dragon screen is an exquisite luxuriant coloured glaze architecture. Built in qing qianlong perfect , more than 200 years of history. Legend has it that the emperor saw in datong shanxi city in front of the Ming dynasty and after adding nine of recreation. The two sides wall with yellow, white, green, blue wait for seven color germick, with a colored glaze tiles, two sides each build by laying bricks or stones have nine large color dragons hill and sea water, dragons in the waves YunJi ascended play bead, modelling and lively, attitude among different.

Thank BeijingAny
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