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Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan)

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Located on the highest point in Beijing City, this park was built in 1179 during the Jin Dynasty and today provides visitors with sweeping views of the Forbidden City located below.
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No.44 Jingshanxi Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100009, China
+86 10 6403 8098
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you want to see Chinese park life (something really worth it, imo) I'd tell you to get up at 6 am and head for the Bei Hai. Jingshan is smaller and it doesn't have as much life as Bei Hai but what is does...More

Thank verotrip
Reviewed 6 days ago

The park provides the best panoramic view of the Forbidden City. We came here after visiting the Forbidden City. It was hot so after crossing the street, we entered the park, stopped at the snack shop, rested, and then drank plenty of water. Be prepared...More

Thank Betty C
Reviewed 1 week ago

however an excellent view of the Forbidden City and Beijing that should not be missed. Well worth the time/effort. Minimal entrance fee.

Thank Ann C
Reviewed 1 week ago

At 45 metres high it is about the highest point in Beijing and worth the short climb to be able to see the gleaming roofs of the Forbidden City below.

Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth climbing up here for the view. There are 3 different look outs along coal hill. The very peak overlooking the forbidden city and beihai park. From the rear of the forbidden city you can see the symmetry in the positioning of the 3...More

Thank 53pamj53
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'd recommend coming to this beautiful garden where it is substantially less crowded than to go to Forbidden City. You have ha gorgeous view over the entire Forbidden City and enjoy the serenity without the crowds.

Thank maehem
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

his is right across the street from the exit to the Forbidden City. Go left out the exit and take the steps down to cross under the street. There is a small admission charge of about $5 for two. It is a bit of a...More

Thank LibbyH1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely to stroll around. The view from the top of Beijing was amazing. Gave great perspective to the enormity of the forbidden city. Skip the “tea ceremony”your guide may take you to.

Thank Lions300
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There's a great view of the Forbidden City at the top of the park. It really gives a good idea of how expansive the complex is.

Thank Melinda O
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went up for the Forbidden City view. Worth the climb! Although the entrance to the park is just opposite to the Forbidden City exit, you need to walk a little bit to cross the street. There’s a review saying there’s an underpass but I think...More

Thank virlinz
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April 29, 2017|
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Response from HKeater | Reviewed this property |
Multiple levels to the top. You can stop rest at any of the pavillions.
Daisy D
February 10, 2015|
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Response from Yanikah | Reviewed this property |
Hi Daisy, there are bicycle rental companies, like Bike Beijing and the others, but Beijing does not allow riding in the parks. If you want to ride a comfortable tour around town and learn what's going on: check in on WanLin... More