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Beihai Park (Beihai Gongyuan), Beijing

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Explore a lush urban park and a former royal garden located northwest of the city at Beihai Park (Beihai Gongyuan). Built during the 11th century, the park holds the title as one of largest gardens in China, and it houses many important historical palaces, traditional temples, and elaborate pavilions. Resting at an area of 69 hectares (171 acres), a lake covers more than half of the public area's surface with Jade Flower Island at its center. Visit a large collection of prominent structures throughout the park. Some cultural sites require an admission fee. Using our custom trip planner, Beijing attractions like Beihai Park (Beihai Gongyuan) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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TripAdvisor
  • You can see the enormous white pagoda from the far end of the Forbidden City and it looks dramatic. But inside it is pretty much like most Buddhist temples. However, the route to the pagoda inside Bei...  more »
  • 去的时候北京特别冷,第一次见到结了厚厚的冰的湖面,看起来特别神奇!有好多人在冰上滑冰玩冰车,但是我太害怕摔跤就没去玩。整个北海公园都特别美,很多树,里面的建筑也都是古迹,要来参观古迹的也可以来这边。北海公园的大白塔在中国很有名,一路都能听到小朋友唱着这首歌。  more »
  • Nice park. Worth a wander if you have the time to spare in your visit. The walk to the White Pagoda is worth it (costs extra - payable near the summit). Affords good views.  more »
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  • I personally like this park more than the other tourist attractions as they left some of the temples as they are without re-repainting them in horrifying blue. It is not as crowded as summer palace and is smaller. But it's serene and nonetheless a beautiful sight.
  • This park is near the Forbidden city. The views are amazing. The park has many historically important structures, palaces and temples.
  • Beautiful park on the water. Beijing's smog is it's only real detractor.
  • It's directly accessible from exit B of the Beihai North metro station on line 6. Gate fee is 5 RMB. It's winter season, lakes are frozen and there's no activity from the boats. The park is large so it's a long walk around the lake, but the landscape is beautiful. As you approach the White Dagoba, your excitement only grows. A lot of walkers use the park, and there's ice skating, ice biking, and sledding on the frozen lake.
  • It is nice place to spend your day, relax and enjoy!