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Kubla Khan in 1260 took up residence in this palace, which today is a 168-acre park filled with historic buildings, restaurants and a lake.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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No.1 Wenjin Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100034, China
+86 10 6404 0610
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a highlight in Beijing that should not be missed. Among all the crowds at all the popular spots, this will bring back serene feelings. The walk that circumvents the park is so worth taking. The five bridges are beautiful and very different in...More

Thank J L
Reviewed 1 week ago

This park is near the Forbidden City, it is a lovely walk with not so many tourists. Worth the visit

Thank John and Deb K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located in the heart of the city, this 1000-year old park is nicely preserved and not too crowded. There is a white pagoda perched on of the hill, you cannot miss it. The lake is buzzing with boating activities. A perfect place to unwind away...More

Thank Tonelim
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice park with great photo ops. The best thing was that there were relatively fewer tourists here!

Thank BaltoBalto
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the park today. It is a very good place to just walk and relax taking in the beauty of the park. Has a great lake just sit and enjoy the water.

Thank wolf3728
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This park is very close to the Forbidden City so worth planning both on the same day. It offers a pleasant stroll alongside the lake where there is lots of space to enjoy compared to the city life of Beijing.

Thank davidbrown86
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last year I visited the park in spring to see peony flowers. But for this year I visited the park to enjoy lotus flowers in the lake. It was on 2nd August. As lotus flowers open early in the morning and close by mid-day, I...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely park close to the city. There is a boat to take you across to the island, we paid 5¥ and went across in a dinghy with seats, we wanted to hold on the bigger dragon boat but could not communicate this....More

Thank Gelly57
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Gorgeous willow tree and lotus flowers in full bloom. Beautiful white tower overlooking it all. Large park, same size as forbidden city. Wish I had more time to walk the park and hike up to the tower but I am on s whirlwind adventure before...More

Thank saracalcerano
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Summer is the best time to view the beautiful lotus flower. Entrance fee is 10 yuan or 20 yuan (for combined access to the white pagoda). We enter from the less crowded north gate and exit by the South Gate. There was enough shades ,greenery...More

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19 February 2016|
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Response from YonghongIL | Reviewed this property |
I donot know exactly but it should not be that difficult to get to the top of the small hill. I was there a couple of times. I was there during Xmas breaks 2012/2015, Thanksgiving break Nov 2014. The Dec 2012 was extremely... More
Kathleen L
8 September 2015|
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Response from Jean A | Reviewed this property |
There is a cafe inside this park but mainly sells snack foods and ice creams, cold drinks. No hot drinks though.