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Beihai Park & Gardens

Beihai Park, Beijing, China

Beihai Park — the oldest and one of the largest parks in Beijing — used to be the royal garden of the Jin, Yuan, Ming and Qing Emperors.

Emporer's Meditation Temple at Beihai Park, Beijing, China

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.


Fun Event Location
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 ferry ride.

Lake at Beihai Park, Beijing, China

Ferry Boats at Beihai Park, Beijing, China

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 above).

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