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“If you only visit one Beijing park, make this the one.”

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 May 15, 2013

We arrived early on a Monday morning, the lake was calm and the bridge reflected perfectly in the water. The lanterns gently swayed in the trees as the old men wrote Chinese characters on the floors with water and large groups of ladies danced on every available place, an impressive, well rehearsed ex-military choir entertained passers by. There is a tranquil walk around the edge of the island, there is an impressive Long Corridor that clings to the water's edge. The centre of the island is filled with gardens, halls and pavilions, topped with the White Dagoba. On smog-free days I'm sure there would be excellent views over the Forbidden City, but we could only see as far as the pavilion on the lake, it was a beautiful, mystical scene. Bei Hai Park is a wonderfully tranquil place to spend a few peaceful hours.

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Reviewed May 15, 2013

A lovely park with beautiful gardens. Lots of stairs to climb up to the highest point from where you can see the whole Forbidden City.

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Reviewed May 14, 2013

Beihai park is a peaceful place. Walk through the alleys or sit by the lake and meditate. Situated in the heart of the city.

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Reviewed May 12, 2013

Stroll around, sit and relax in one of the pavilions, read a book. Just nice place to relax in a busy city.

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Reviewed May 8, 2013

Kind of an oasis just outside the Forbidden City. Take an easy stroll around the lake enjoying views of Jade Island across the way (if it's not too hazy) and enjoying each passing temple. Some housing gorgeous flower arrangements and towering Buddhas. It was also a joy to once again see locals dancing, doing tai chi and having a great time as were we.

Thank TonyLINY
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