"BEIHAI GONGYUAN" Beihai Park Tip by alyf1961

Beihai Park, Beijing: 100 reviews and 180 photos

North Lake Park. This is Beijing's largest and most beautiful park. It was originally built for emperor Kublai Khan. Locals use the park to practise tai chi and paddle in the lake. The area was landscaped under the Yuan dynasty [1279-1368]. It was also improved by the emperors Kangxi [1654-1722] and Qianlong [1711-99].
In the centre of the lake is an island called Qionghua where there is a white dagoba, this was formed by the Buddha's to honour the visit of the Dalai Lama's visit in 1651.

Phone: 6404 0610
Website: http://www.beihaipark.com.cn/

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  • Written Jul 25, 2010
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