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. Make Beihai Park (Beihai Gongyuan) part of your personalized Beijing itinerary using our Beijing trip itinerary planning app .
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  • This is a beautiful park with a lake (whereas you can rent a boat), blooming flowers and trees, traditional architectural buildings and pavillions. Worths a visit. You will see locals dancing and prac...  more »
  • The Park is beautiful, but nothing to write home about it no. The husband generally did not like this place. I'm a little disappointed
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  • Another beautiful park full of secret paths, blooming flowers and trees, traditional architecture, ancient trees and a large lake. It is very fun to rent a boat for an hour to see more of the gardens ...  more »
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  • Peace park that's usually not too crowded. Recommend renting a peddle or motor boat (depending on how much time you have) and do a loop around the pagoda.
  • Beautiful and peaceful park. A nice break from the city. Plenty of public toilets, just bring your own paper.
  • Amazing, you can feel the history before 200+ years, if you enter here. And you can touch, and see deeply, on your own, the history of old Beijing, old China. Important is, you can real to feel this feeling, it's different from just see the photo or text.
  • Really pretty park! Definitely has some of the most beautiful views you'll see in a Beijing park. The white tower costs extra to be admitted to, and, in my opinion, you don't really need to bother with it. The park is plenty enjoyable without the extra.
  • We enjoyed a nice walk around watching the locals dancing. Also visited the double sided 9 Dragon Wall...impressive.
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