will close on Feb 27th.

Please save any personal content and exchange contact info with other members you?d like to stay in touch with. Thank you for your contributions to the VirtualTourist community.

"Old imperial garden" Beihai Park Tip by jonkb

Beihai Park, Beijing: 100 reviews and 180 photos

  The temple on the island
by jonkb
  • The temple on the island - Beijing
      The temple on the island
    by jonkb
  • The marqui in the round city - Beijing
      The marqui in the round city
    by jonkb

The garden slightly northwest of the Forbidden City should be on everyones must see things. It's actually two things to see here: The park itself and the round city. The round city has a jar, witch is said to be the only thing remaining from the great Khan that ruled what is now Beijing. I'm not sure which Khan they meant by the great Khan (Djingis, U, or Kublai).

You can rent a rowboat and paddle on the water.

They will restore most of the island before the Olympics, so I don't know how much will be open for public. They had already begun when I was there.

Directions: Northwest of the Forbidden City. 39 deg 55'23''N 116 deg 22'59''E
Phone: 64071415

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Updated Jul 7, 2006
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse



“Festina lente - hurry slowly”

Online Now


Top 5,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 1 0 6 1
Forum Rank:
0 0 1 1 0

Have you been to Beijing?

  Share Your Travels