Jingshan Park

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Beijing Jingshan Park

Beijing Jingshan Park

Jingshan Park, opposite the northern gate of the Palace Museum was once an imperial garden during the Ming and Qing Dynasties( 1368-1911) and has not opened to public until 1928.

Jingshan Park, opposite the northern gate of the Palace Museum was once an imperial garden during the Ming and Qing Dynasties( 1368-1911) and has not opened to public until 1928.

The artificial hill with 5 peaks was built with earth from digging the moat of the Imperial Palace. 5 pavilions with 5 bronze Buddhas were built on each peak in 1751 under emperor Qianlong, however 4 of the Buddhas were removed by the troops of the Allied Expeditionary Force in 1900. By the north upper gate is the Beautiful View Pavilion (qiwanglou) where emperors would pay their respects at an altar to Confucius. Now, it serves as a cultural exhibition venue for paintings, calligraphy and porcelain. The Pavilion of Everlasting Spring (wanchun) on top of the middle hill, used to be the highest point in the city and provides beautiful views of the center of Beijing, the northern district with the Drum and Bell Towers and the Imperial Palace.

jingshan park

Beijing Jingshan Park

forbidden city panoram

You can have a fullview of Forbidden City from Jingshan Park

On the eastern slope is the scholar tree where the last Ming emperor Chongzhen (1628-1644), committed suicide after rebels broke into the Forbidden City. On the northern part of the hill is the Hall of Imperial Longevity (shouhuang), which has been transformed into the Beijing Children's Palace where youngsters can enjoy daily extracurricular activities in dancing, singing, music and art.

Solo Adventure Tips:

Location:

No. 44, Jingshan West Street, Xicheng District, Beijing

How to Get There?

1. take No. 5 bus and get off at Jingshan West Street

2. take NO. 58, 60, 111 buses and get off at Jingshan East Street

3. take No. 819 Bus and get off at Jingshan

Ticket Price:

2 yuan per person

Opening Hours:

from 6:30 to 21:00 every day

More Tips:

1. The best time to visit Jingshan Park is from April to November.
2. Be on your guard against pickpockets.
3. You'd better not chat with others who are not intimate with you.


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There are 3 comments on this topic

posted by "jimmyjing" at 4/28/2011 7:51:00 AM

It is located in the north of the Forbidden City. Lots of local people enjoy their free time in the park, some older people dance, play chess, Taichi. It is the best place to get a bird’s eye view over the magnificent Fobidden City, you can also see Beihai Park and Drum Tower, beautiful!

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posted by "kerryweary" at 11/10/2010 9:33:00 AM

Lots of trees, but not many historical relics. The most charming about Jingshan Park is that you can see the panoramic view of Beihai and the Forbidden City from Wanchun Pavilion. There is a very historical imperial back yard garden with lots of ancient trees. From each antrance you will see some miniature landscape bonsais. In the garden some older people dance and play musical instruments. Below the ancient buildings, you can also hear some modern music and see some modern dance.

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posted by "gunnar" at 8/15/2008 4:22:00 AM

Jingshan Park has the best view you can get over the Forbidden City, the same view you can see at the postcards. That is mainly because it is the only geographic elevation in the whole of Beijing City. It is a nice park though and could be a good place to rest after visiting the Forbidden City.

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