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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  • Try to ascend to the White Pagoda on top of the Jade Flower Island, which itself is in the center of the Park surrounded with water!! This is the best spot to feel serene and for a great QiGong (breat...  more »
  • Great idea to experience Chinese culture. We saw dancing, Taichi ball, shuttlecock hackie sack and something juggling sticks. The warm and kind Chinese folk invited the kids to try all of them. Amazin...  more »
  • this royal garden is a gem in the city. no one should miss it. whole not as important as jingshan or forbidden city, it should have a place in itinerary  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.
  • We enjoyed a nice walk around watching the locals dancing. Also visited the double sided 9 Dragon Wall...impressive.
  • 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.

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