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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  • August 14, 2017
    Very big and beautiful held perfectly! in the middle of the park there is a beautiful Lake surrounded by Lotus ponds where you can rent a pedal or electric codpiece and show you around the Lake. In the park there is also very nice white pagoda (charges apply) with a nice view of the Lake!
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  • August 10, 2017
    Beihai Park is a park Bible Code, eye-opening place, Lake boat tour, can also go to Fangshan Hotel Hotel eating full Han, and not too little not over people just the lot.
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  • August 9, 2017
    We went in the morning, in the height of summer, to much heat. Also the water mirror allowed breathing in days of 45 degrees. We toured the Lake by boat. Was a good idea to take photos from another perspective
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  • June 15, 2017
    Beautiful Place with a wide variety of flowers. An amazing cool breeze was flowing when we visited and the whole atmosphere was very peaceful despite so many people around. Would love to visit again!!
  • June 8, 2017
    Beautiful park for relaxing and sightseeing. You can take one of the boats to explore the lake or climb the hill up to the white pagoda. There is a very nice view from up there.
  • January 23, 2017
    Great place! Although crowded, like most of Beijing, this place really is beautiful, with a temple-like atmosphere. Lots of flowers there bloom during the spring, and if you're lucky, you may see artists painting calligraphy with water, and street performers playing traditional Chinese instruments. There is a small plaza there, with lots of restaurants and shops. Check the packages before you buy them though, as some may be ripped or opened, like mine. Also, DO NOT pay 15 yuan to go up the pagoda, the view isn't worth it. Also, the pagoda is getting some construction done on it, so it isn't safe either. The boat ride to the island, however, was very peaceful and zen. At the pavilions, you can see people singing Chinese oldies. There is also a large mosaic wall with dragons on it, a very beautiful place to take a picture!
  • January 28, 2017
    It was serene and romantic and a contrast from the city that bustles beyond its walls. I visited around dusk so the sun was setting and the lanterns were just starting to glow. I started to feel subdued almost melancholy for some reason. An exquisitely beautiful city park.
  • May 16, 2017
    A really nice place along the water. You can walk this all the up to the bar street up north.

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