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  • Name:Beihai Park
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  • Admission:10 yuan; another 2 yuan for the Circular City and 10 yuan for the White Pagoda
  • Address:No.1 Wenjin Street,Xicheng District .
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  • Open:06:00 - 18:00
  • Transportation:Buses 5, 101, 103, 109 for the front gate; Buses 13, 42, 105, 107, 111, or 118 for the back gate

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West of the Forbidden City and Jingshan Park is Beihai Park. Beihai Park is one of the oldest, largest, and best-preserved of all the ancient imperial gardens in China and it is conveniently located in the very center of Beijing. Beihai literally means the "Northern Sea." There are also corresponding "Central" and "Southern Seas" — both are located in an area called Zhongnanhai. This region is also quite famous because it houses China's paramount leaders.

Beihai’s ancient gardens, over 1,000 years old, reflect not only a classic combination of the grandiosity of Chinese northern gardens and the refinement of the southern gardens of China, but also perfectly integrate magnificent imperial palaces with solemn religious construction.

Towering over the central islet is the 36-meter high White Dagoba, which was built to honor the visit of the fifth Dalai Lama in 1651 and is one of the more impressive sights on the skyline. Local residents can be seen using the space for Tai Chi and water calligraphy, using large brushes and water on the stone cobble.







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