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Beihai Park

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Introduction to Beihai Park

the Liao Dynasty and continued to be expanded and renovated from the Jin, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties. Throughout the different dynasties Behai Park was a beautiful imperial garden used only by the imperial family. Located in Central Beijing, Beihai Park covers a surface are of 71.4 hectares of which half is water. The layout and design of Beihai Park was based upon a legendary story known as “The Rise of the East Sea”. Whilst touring the elegant Behai Park you will find that it is divided into four sections known as: Qiongdao Island, North Shore, East Shore and the Botanical Garden. 

Qiongdao Island

Qiongdao Island is connected to the Circular City via the Yong’an Bridge which was built in the 13th century. The highlight of Qiongdao Island has to be the White Dagoba which dates back to 1651. The Dagoba is 35.9 meters high with a tiered base and a body like an upturned bowl. Sutras in Tibetan language are carved inside the front gate. Fourteen copper bells hang from its copper canopy on top. 

North Shore 

The North Shore of Beihai Park is famous for its pavilions, screens and rock landscaping. The Quiet Heart Studio (Jinxinzhai) is one of the more famous small gardens of Beihai Park. Originally built in the Ming Dynasty the garden is well known for its beautiful rock landscapes incorporated with flowing streams and intricate pavilions. Another highlight of the North Shore is the Nine Dragon Screen made in 1756. The screen is five meters in height, 1.2 meters thick and 27 meters in length and was built using glazed color bricks. On both sideso are nine dragons, also made of glazed bricks. 

Shanhaiguan Great Wall


No.1 Wenjin Street, Xicheng DistrictBeijing

Shanhaiguan Great Wall

Travel Information

Admission Fee: 20 Yuan (1st Apr - 31st Oct), 15 Yuan (1st Nov - 31st Mar) incl. Qionghua Island and Circular City
Opening Hours: 6:00AM - 8:30PM (Apr, May, Sept, Oct), 6:00AM-10:00PM (June, Jul, Aug), 6:00AM-8:00PM (Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec) 
Best Time to Visit: Suitable to visit all year round.

Shanhaiguan Great Wall

Main Sights

Qionghua Island, Circular City, North Shore, Yong'an Bridge

Shanhaiguan Great Wall


1. Take Subway Line 4 getting off Ping'anli Station, leave the station from the southeast exit and walk along Dianmen Xi Dajie.

Shanhaiguan Great Wall

Travel Tips 

1. Avoid visiting during summer holidays and Golden Week in October.


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