China Beijing Attractions
Beihai Park & Gardens
Beihai Park — the oldest and
one of the largest parks
Beijing — used to be the
royal garden of the Jin, Yuan, Ming
and Qing Emperors.
Today, Beihai Park is popular with locals and tourists alike. It
features classical Chinese gardens, temples,
pavilions and a huge picturesque lake (that takes up more
than half of the park).
Beihai Park Highlights
Round City — which contains Kublai Khan's
Jade Vase, the largest of its kind in China.
Temple of Eternal Peace
The Nine Dragon Screen — built in 1756 during the Qing Dynasty, it
is made with colored glazed-tiles carved into nine intertwining dragons.
Five Dragon Pavilions — built in the Ming Dynasty, the five pavilions
are connected with each other by bridges, floating on the surface of the water
like five dragons playing on the water.
White Dagoba on Jade Islet — Buddhist shrine constructed in 1651 to
commemorate the Dalai Lama of Tibet's visit to Beijing.
Spend a day on the water exploring Beihai Park and its beautiful lake setting.
Rent a paddle boat or a motor boat, enjoy rowing on the lake, or take a scenic
VIP Dim Sum Banquet
Savor Qing Dynasty-type food at the elaborate imperial-style Fangshan
Restaurant — a great place
for a Group or VIP Dim Sum lunch or dinner banquet. It's located
in the heart of Beihai Park, opposite the ferries (pictured directly
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