Beihai (North Sea) Park is one of the oldest, largest and best-preserved ancient imperial gardens in China located in the center of Beijing. This ancient garden has a history of more than 1,000 years, it's not only a perfect combination of the grandiosity of the northern gardens and the refinement of the southern gardens in China, but also a perfect combination of magnificent imperial palaces and solemn religious constructions.
Beihai Park covers an area of about 0.71 sq km (about 0.27 sq miles), more than half of which is taken up by the lake. In the middle of the lake and on the central axis of the whole park lies the Jade Flowery Islet, topped by the imposing White Dagoba which is the landmark of Beihai Park. Besides the Jade Flowery Islet, the park has four main scenic areas: the Eastern Shore Area, the Northern Shore Area, the Botanical Garden and the Circular City near the north gate. There are many famous and beautiful places you should not miss when touring Beihai Park.
Entrance ticket : RMB 10 from Nov. 1th to the next Mar. 31th
RMB 20 from Apr. 1th to Oct. 31th
Opening Hours : 6:30 am to 19:00 pm
Recommended Time for a Visit: 2 hours