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Beihai Park (Beihai Gongyuan) Tours

Beihai Park (Beihai Gongyuan)
Part of the Forbidden City during the Qing Dynasty, this 10th-century park is one of China’s oldest, largest, and most important ancient imperial gardens. Situated in the center of Beijing, the 171-acre (69-hectare) garden features a temple, bell and drum towers, a white pagoda, pavilions, lakes, and the intricate Nine-Dragon Wall.

The Basics
Visiting Beihai Park is akin to taking a crash course in Imperial Chinese history and culture, and with its central location in the city’s Xicheng District, it’s easy to visit. Though the park is no longer part of the Imperial City, a boat ride here is often included in tours of the Palace Museum. Combine your visit to the park with a tour of the Temple of Heaven, Lama Temple, or Jingshan Park, or capture a memorable photo by donning a traditional Hanfu costume during a guided walk through the gardens.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Beihai Park is a must-visit for history buffs, gardeners, and families. 
  • Wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking over uneven surfaces.
  • Don’t forget to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat.
  • Nearly all of Beihai Park is wheelchair accessible, with the exception of the hill. 
  • Give yourself about two hours to tour the park’s gardens and attractions.

How to Get There
Beihai Park is located next to the Forbidden City and is easily accessible by public transportation. Take one of several public buses to Beihai or Beihai Beimen, or take subway Line 6 to Beihai Bei and leave through Exit B.

When to Get There
The park is open daily throughout the year, with slightly shorter hours during the winter (November to March). Plan to visit on a weekday morning, when the gardens and attractions are less crowded, and avoid visiting on Chinese national holidays.

The White Dagoba
One of the park’s many unique features is a Tibetan dagoba, or shrine, built in 1651 by the first emperor of the Qing Dynasty to demonstrate a desire for unification among China’s many ethnic groups. The shrine has since been twice destroyed and rebuilt. Perched atop the highest point in the park, it offers some of the best panoramic views of the surroundings.
Address: Northwest of the Forbidden City, Beijing, China
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Beijing Beihai Park Admission TicketAttraction Tickets

Beijing Beihai Park Admission Ticket

Once part of the emperor’s private gardens, Beihai Park offers some of central Beijing’s most characterful walks—not to mention boat rides. While the cost to enter the park is modest, the lines to buy tickets are often long and mean you need to carry Chinese cash. Prebook online to gain access by QR code and enjoy the park at your own pace—morning, noon, or evening.
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See Beijing on a private, chauffeured tour with a local guide. Make sure you get to all the sights and orient yourself to the city. Enjoy round trip transportation from your accommodation in a private vehicle. Relax on a full day excursion that showcases the diversity of Beijing, from the palaces and temples to gardens and markets. Customize the tour to your must-see locations.
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2-Hour Beijing Private Jingshan Coal Hill Park and Beihai Park Walking Tour

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Beijing is one of the world’s busiest urban centers, but the Chinese capital also has some beautiful green spaces to escape to. This 2-hour private walking tour explores two of Beijing’s imperial gardens, Jingshan (Coal Hill) Park and Beihai Park, including landmarks such as Five Dragon Pavilion, Jade Island, and Nine Dragon Screen.
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Travel to Beihai Park, one of China’s most well-preserved imperial gardens, with a guide during this private tour where you can choose to wear traditional Hanfu clothing. Along with the trip to the park, you’ll stop by the Houhai Lake area to learn about the region’s history before hopping aboard a boat at Shichahai Scenic Resort for a cruise. This guided tour from Beijing includes round-trip transport, a meal, and five photos from the day to take home as souvenirs.    Please note: When booking, specify your height and weight if you'd like to dress in provided Hanfu attire.
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Visit a number of Beijing highlights, all found within the Second Ring Road, without any of the hassles of public transport or drudgery of an impersonal bus tour. On this private, full-day tour, explore the colorful Lama Temple in Dongcheng, get imposing photos of Beijing’s central Drum Tower, and walk around the lush grounds of Beihai Park, on the edge of Qianhai Lake. Cap off the day by learning how to make dumplings in an intimate cooking lesson held in an inner-city hutong.
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Our professional English speaking guide will pick you up at the lobby of Beijing Capital International Airport Terminals 1, 2 and 3 or the main hotel lobby of the city. It will take you 1 hour drive to Beihai Park to take you to the royal gardens with centuries of history. The main attractions are Qionghua Island, Mission City, and Nine Dragon Wall. Visit the Royal Garden and take you on a tour of the 800-year-old old Beijing Hutong. You can also visit families of local residents and talk to them. You can also taste the specialties hidden in the old Beijing Hutong. The old Beijing Hutong not only allows you to feel the movement of the human tricycle in the streets, but also allows you to visit the celebrities' former residence. It also allows visitors to taste the specialties of old Beijing. The Hutong Tour meets your senses, hearing and taste. At the same time, if you are interested, you can learn a lot of traditional culture and art with folk artists, such as Peking Opera, Calligraphy, Chinese Paper-cut, Dumplings, etc. (costs are calculated separately). Our stopover tours are for those who have a longer stopover (more than 9 hours) and want to visit the Great Wall or other attractions between two long flights. We offer a wide range of tours so you can choose the best Beijing attractions you would like to visit. In addition, the highlights of this tour are: There are no tourist traps. No hidden fees. All our airport tours are value for money. We will make sure that your short time in Beijing is worth your lifetime. Note: In order to make this trip possible, your stay must be at least 9 hours or longer (between flights)
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Enjoy Beijing’s floodlit sights and an imperial-style dinner on this private evening tour. Savor dishes favored by China’s last emperors at the Fangshan Restaurant in Beihai Park, and climb Jingshan Park Hill for far-reaching views over the city and illuminated Forbidden City. Stroll through lakeside Houhai and the historical 'hutong' lane of Yandai Xie, see the Drum Tower, and take a panoramic drive around Beijing’s Olympic Village, Tiananmen Square, and Chang’An Avenue.
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