Posts Tagged: forbidden city

Beijing – Beihai and Jingshan Park

Just up northwest of the forbidden city there’s “Beihai Park” (北海公园). With a large white pagoda and several Chinese gardens scattered through it’s 69 hectares, of which half is composed of a big lake, it is one of the biggest imperial gardens in China.

Personally though I find the adjacent smaller and cheaper Jingshan park (景山公园) to be much more enjoyable. Climb up to the top of the park and enjoy the view over the forbidden city, stay for the sunset.