Beihai Park (北海公园)

  • Things to Do
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1 Wenjin Jie

The favourite of most Beijingers, Beihai Park has a wonderful atmosphere all year round and is one of the biggest and most picturesque in the city. Over a thousand years old, Beihai served as an imperial pleasure ground for five dynasties. Its 69 hectares are filled with halls, pavilions, gateways and gardens – many of them built during the culturally proficient Emperor Qianlong’s dynasty. Its main feature is the Tibetan White Dagoba temple on the lake’s central Qiong islet. You can take a boat on to the lake when it’s not frozen and the park is also popular with old people exercise here in the mornings.

Venue name: Beihai Park (北海公园)
Opening hours: June-Aug 6.30am-10pm daily, Sept-Oct 6am-9pm daily, Nov 6.30am-8.30 pm daily.
Admission: 10 RMB
English address: 1 Wenjin Jie, Xicheng district
Chinese address: 西城区文津街1号