Beihai Park, Beijing

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    Red plates ith wishes, Beihai park
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  • Jade Flowery Isle, Beihai park
    Jade Flowery Isle, Beihai park
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    Beihai park , lake
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    Bei Hai Park /North Lake...

    by FreeCloud Written Sep 27, 2002

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    Bei Hai Park /North Lake Park (including Bei Hai Kindergarten)
    Photos in travelogue (details later, 2002-June-24)

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    Beihai Park

    by zwack Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Beihai (North Sea) Park is one of the most popular parks in the city of Beijing. It covers a total area of over 68 hectares, more than half of it is taken up by the lake. Early in the 10th century, the Liao Dynasty built a secondary imperial residence here, called Yaoyu or Jade Islet. When the Jin took over, they renamed the capital Zhongdu, meaning Central Capital, and built an imperial palace. Qionghua (Jade Flowery) Islet was built of earth dug out from the lake, and the rocks used for piling on the hill were brought from Kaifeng, Henan Province. During the Yuan Dynasty, the place was rebuilt three times, and Guanghandian or the Palace in the Moon where Kublai Khan used to live and many other palace buildings were built on top of the hill. It was in this palace that Kublai Khan received Marco Polo. Unfortunately it was destroyed. The Islet became the centre of Dadu (Great Capital) and is still situated in the heart of modern Beijing.

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    Don´t miss the main city park...

    by MVMT Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Don´t miss the main city park of Beijing, Beihai Park, the emperor’s winter playground. Stroll around the lake where weary urbanites get back to nature with rides on dragon paddleboats. Cross over to Jade Islet, bearing the White Dagoba, a 36-meter-high structure resembling a hand bell. If you see a bride, make a wish.

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    Round City

    by snuggie Written Feb 5, 2006

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    The round city is a round building surrounded by a 5m high wall. The Round City stands at the south gate of Beihai Park and has a distinctive courtyard with halls, pavilions and ancient trees.

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    Kublai Khan's Jade Urn

    by morgagni Written Jan 19, 2005
    Kublai Khan's Jade Urn

    Located at the Round City in Bei Hai Park is the large jade urn which served as a wine vessel of Kublai Khan, the great Mongolian emperor.

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    Bei Hai Park in Winter

    by morgagni Written Jan 19, 2005
    Bei Hai Park with Frozen Lake

    The Central Park of Beijing, Bei Hai Park has an 800-year history as the royal garden of the Jin, Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties.

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    White Dagoba

    by magor65 Written Jul 21, 2004

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    Inside White Dagoba

    A buddhist temple in Tibetan style; it looks like a bottle. It was built in 1651to honour the dalajlama when he came with his first visit to Beijing.

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    Behai Park

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Nov 26, 2003

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    Beihai Park
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    Originally an Imperial garden, this park features a lake with Island. On the Island is the white Pagoda, a very unique looking temple and circular fortress.

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    Beautiful Gates

    by meteorologist1 Written Nov 2, 2003
    Gate in Beihai Park

    There are a lot of beautiful gates in Beihai Park. They are representative of the Chinese culture. They make a picture perfect, China scene against a background with trees and water.

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    "Bei_hai park"

    by kotten Written Apr 5, 2003

    I'ts nice&famous place people where have a rest &walk here,it has a famous temple called
    "white temple"..so it's beautiful!!!!

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    Beihai Park (Dragon wall)

    by darthmilmo Written Aug 26, 2002

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    The mighty Nine Dragon Screen is a site in itself at Beihai Park. On this pic, one can see a group of students studying this famous screen.

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    The Beijing Ducks (pic of...

    by darthmilmo Written Aug 26, 2002

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    The Beijing Ducks (pic of cute duck at Behai Park)
    Look at the cute little ducks swimming at Beihai Park. I wonder if they were the same as the one I ate later that night ?

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    Beihai ParkIt's an imperial...

    by coral0317 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Beihai Park
    It's an imperial garden built some 900 years ago. The Jade Island and the White Dagoba are the most impressive part of the park.

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  • Beihai Park is the earlist...

    by gogogigi Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Beihai Park is the earlist roral garden in Beijing.
    Compared to others,it seems to be smaller,but of a diffrent style.

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    Beihai Park

    by Sakura_Kobe Written Aug 24, 2002

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    We went around the lake seeing White Dagoba far away. The cool wind blew my face once in a while. It's comfortable. The best way you spent the hot summer season in Beijing is to be at the waterfront.

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