Beihai (North Lake) Park, named in conjunction with Middle Lake and South Lake, is situated to the west of the Palace Museum and Jingshan Park in Beijing. It covers a total area of over 68 hectares. More than half of it is taken up by the lake. The Park, broad in scale and elegantly arranged, is a beautiful imperial garden in Beijing as well as a masterpiece of ancient Chinese gardens still standing.
The main scenic spots of Beihai Park consist of three parts. The southern part comprises mainly the Round City, the middle part, the Yong an Temple; White Dagoba and Yuexin Palace on Qionghua Islet and the northern part covers the Five Dragon Pavilions, the small Sukhavati Garden and Jingxinzhai.
The Qionghua Islet lies on the southern part of Taiye Lake, with its constructions in total harmony with the Hill terrain and shrouded in green pines and cypresses. In the south there are Yongan Temple, Falun Hall and the Zhengjue Hall. The Islet links with the shore by a marble bridge in the southeast. With the picturesque Jingshan Park and the splendid Palace Museum standing close by, they enhance each other beauty. Amid the greenness, stands a tablet with an inscription by Emperor Qianlong, of "Qiongdaochunyin" in Qing Dynasty. It's one of the eight famous sights in ancient Beijing. At the northern foot of the Hill and by the lakeside, lies a 2-storeyed corridor, resembling a colorful ribbon tied around the waist of Qionghua Islet. Travelling among the grotesque rocks and through the deep, cool and secluded caves, one moment you come out halfway up the Hill, and another moment, you are down at the bottom, mesmerized by the uncanny creation. The upside down reflections of the buildings on the Hill and the corridor upon the lake are picturesque.
6 Days 5 Nights All Inclusive Private Tour Of Beijing
It is an in-depth tour of Beijing covering the biggest urban square "Tiananmen Square", UNESCO world heritage "Forbidden City", "Temple of Heaven","Mutianyu Great Wall" and "Summer Palace"; discovering the famous underground palace of "Dingling Tomb"; taking the snapshots of the giant panda in "Beijing Zoo"; and venturing into the most famous sights in Beijing downtown area.
4 Days Beijing Tour Challenging Shilinxia Glass Viewing Platform
This tour not only consists highlighted historical sites but also beautiful scenery spots around Beijing, you can have a better understanding of imperial culture and lifestyle of Beijingers. You’ll meet adorable giant pandas, one exciting activity is walking on the transparent glass bridge which built on the mountain, you’ll appreciate awe-inspiring vision from the top. Be brave!
Answers to questions
Beihai Park Photos