Beihai Park (Beihai Gongyuan)

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Beihai Park (Beihai Gongyuan)

Beihai Park (Beihai Gongyuan)
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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.
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FellowTraveler777811
Brisbane, Australia21 contributions
Jun. 2021
The workmanship in the buildings were second to none. The gardens were beautifully manicured to perfection. Very relaxing visit. Well worth the look
Written 7 May 2022
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QueenMeerkat
Wiltshire, UK54 contributions
Dec. 2020 • Friends
More well known by the Chinese than westerners, but beautiful park on the other side of the forbidden city which is absolutely worth a few hours mooching about.
Written 15 November 2021
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Maree R
Beijing, China3 contributions
Jul. 2020
The Beihai Park scavenger hunt with Bespoke travel was the best way to experience Beihai park with the family. So many interesting places, stories and details to discover in one glorious place. Kids can’t believe they have learnt so much while having so much fun.
Written 2 July 2020
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PBlyth
Tampa, FL234 contributions
Jan. 2020
This is a pretty park to the NW of the Forbidden City that is enjoyed by many local families. You can rent boats in the summer and ice skates in the winter. There are a number of pathways to stroll for a relaxing afternoon.
Written 9 April 2020
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PaulSiow
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia2,731 contributions
Apr. 2019
We could see this park from the top of Jingshan park, especially its landmark white Dagoba. As it was near Jingshan park, we walked here after visiting Jingshan park. Quite nice to walk around, expecially around the lake.
Written 4 March 2020
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Fakaruddin Jewel
Dhaka City, Bangladesh76 contributions
Nov. 2019 • Friends
This is a spiritual place very close to the heart of Beijing. The place is very nice and quiet. Temple is worthy to visit. Boat riding in the lake is also enjoyable. This is also a must visit place anyone visiting Beijing
Written 17 January 2020
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JS&BS
Manchester, UK80 contributions
Oct. 2019
Spent an enjoyable half day walking round this park. Bought snacks and drinks at one of the kiosks and everything very reasonably priced.
Written 10 January 2020
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geo3
Calgary, Canada1,249 contributions
Apr. 2019
I spent about three hours exploring the park, and it is beautiful. It was April, so the peonies and many of the shrubs were in bloom. It was busy but big enough that it wasn't crowded. It's close to the Forbidden City, so it was a good (and contrasting) addition to a visit there.

Interestingly, admission for me was free with a passport. I'm not sure if that is normal or an occasional thing, but it's worth showing your passport at the entrance to see what happens.

The walk up to the top of the island was worthwhile, as there are good views over the lake.

Judging by some of the pictures, I need to go back as there are clearly many parts of the park that I didn't see even in a three-hour exploration.
Written 28 December 2019
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Jan K
Prague, Czech Republic530 contributions
Dec. 2019
We came here twice during our walks around Beijing. It is a nice place for a walk and there are also some historical sights to see, definitelly worth a visit.
Written 28 December 2019
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Eve C
Beijing, China76 contributions
Dec. 2019
First of all, the Beihai park is not a must. But if you just have some extra time, around 2 hours after Forbidden city, it could be a extra.

Located northwest to Forbidden city and in walking distance make it a good place to take a break and enjoy typical empirial park.

There are three seas in Beijing, namely North, Middle and South sea. North is this one, not big at all. There are 3 parts of it: south to north respectively: Tuan City, very small & Qiong Island, the main one & small west heaven.

The best season is spring coz it's famous for its ancient trees. So it's another weekend walking area for me to meet with friends. And you don't have to wear earphone to create some atmosphere.

Many gates, but the best one is always the south one thx to Chinese tradition. And once you enter, you can hear loud music coz like always, most parks are 'redesigned' by our versatile elder citizens into their entertainment areas. Here you can watch dancings among which I prefer inner mogolia one. There are some very good dancers, I'm not sure if they are professional ones.

And the eye of the park is of course the island in the sea. And the eye of the eye is the white tower at the top of the hill. It's always elegant seen from a distance. And last time I saw her in Novermber, just can't help admiring her beauty when looking up touching her. And walking down the hill along the corrider winding in the trees, you can feel the quietness, the peace. Again,take off the earphone is better.

The north, I'm not sure. Coz I didn't notice when I was there. Just focusing on talking with new friend after BEC oral test.

And, the ticket in the winter is just cheap 5rmb.
Written 9 December 2019
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