Beijing's Imperial Park & Garden: A Walk and Discussion

Last Updated: 11/12/2019 | Posted by: BeijingbyFoot
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Date
July 23, 2019
Time
10am
Price
RMB 260-300
Email
info@beijingbyfoot.com
Website
https://www.beijingbyfoot.com/public-walks/imperial-parks-gardens-beijing-tour-20190723
Venues
Venue Name
Beihai Park
Address
1 Wenjin Jie, Xicheng district.
Phone
64033225

Beihai and Jingshan Park are two of the most famous and beautiful parks of Beijing. For centuries these former imperial gardens were off limits to commoners. Today, they are important historic landmarks as well as a gathering place for Beijingers. This walk blends imperial architecture, history, and local life in one two-hour experience. We’ll explore these parks and talk about how the emperors and their families enjoyed these spaces. We’ll also encounter local folks engaging in all kinds of activities from dancing to singing to martial arts. We’ll climb up Jingshan (about a 5- to 10-minute walk) and get a 360-degree view of the old city and we will also visit Hortensia Island in Beihai Park to see some of the oldest existing artifacts in Beijing.

Map of Beihai Park

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