Attraction No.44 Jingshanxi Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100009, China Published on: 08-08-2016
|1 hours 30 mins|
|06:00 AM - 09:00 PM|
Jingshan Park (Yingshan Gongyuan) is good for
- Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
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Why Jingshan Park (Yingshan Gongyuan) is special ?
Situated in the city center, Jingshan Park (Yingshan Gongyuan is a beautiful royal landscape garden. Covering an area of 230,000 square meters (about 57 acres), the park stands on the central point of the south-north axis of the city and faces the north gate of the Forbidden City. It is found on Jingshan Hill, which was originally named Wansui Hill (Long Live Hill), Zhen Hill or Meishan Hill (Coal Hill). The mid summit of the hill is the highest point in Beijing. Looking from the peak, the visitor is able to get a full and clear view of the Forbidden City.
What to explore at Jingshan Park (Yingshan Gongyuan)?
In the early morning hours, the park fills up with elderly locals who gather in groups to since or practice tai chi. Come early and climb to the top of the park’s central peak -- once Beijing’s highest point -- for views of the Forbidden City to the south, Drum and Bell Towers to the north and Beihai Park to the west.
Each spring, the park’s flowers put on a colorful display, particularly in May when the 200 varieties of peonies begin to bloom. With around 20,000 peony plants, Jingshan Park is home to the largest peony garden in Beijing.
How to get to Jingshan Park (Yingshan Gongyuan)?
Take Subway Line 5 to Dongsi Station. Get out from Exit C and then find bus 101 to Gu Gong (Forbidden City) Station. It is opposite to the north gate of the Forbbiden City.
Take bus 5 or 609 and get off at Jingshan Houjie Station or Xibanqiao Station
Take bus 111, 124 or 210 and get off at Jingshan Dongmen
Take bus 101, 103, 109, 614 and get off at Gu Gong Station.
- Absolutely beautiful and peaceful
- Overlooking the Gugong
- Great views of Beijing on a clear day.
- A serene corner of Beijing
- New perspective of Forbidden City
No.44 Jingshanxi Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100009, China
Tips for you
This "pile of dirt" was created by the moat dug around the Forbidden City. Climb this first and gaze at the FC before you walk through it. If you want a tour of the FC, check the website beijing by heart . com for English or French. This outfit gave me an in depth and very creative explanation. I love beijing b/c of them....
Jingshan Park is well worth a visit and the climb up to the top to look out over Beijing city and the Forbidden Palace - i'd recommend visiting just before sunset so you can watch the sun set and see the city light up at night.
The climb to the top of Jingshan Park is quite manageable, if you just take it slowly. And, you are rewarded with great views once you get there. There are good views of the Forbidden City, as well as other parts of the Beijing.