"Beihai Park" Beihai Park Tip by MickeH
Beihai Park, Beijing: 100 reviews and 180 photos
This is a big park just northwest of the Forbidden City.
It surrounds a large lake and you can, like most lakes in Beijing, rent a boat to go out for a paddle. But the lake is crowded and there are better places for boating in the city spend your time exploring the rest of the park instead.
The main attraction must be the White Dagoba, but it was under repair at the time of our visit. Still, the park has plenty of other big attractions.
My favourite was walking up to the Yongan Temple and these pavilions there for a great view of Beijing.
Just below them are another set of pavilions where you can find some shade, and I spent 30 excellent minutes there doing nothing at all.
Directions: Northwest of the Forbidden City and directly south of Qianhai Lake
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