Jingshan Park is directly north of Forbidden Palace. Most people visit the park in early mornings and day time. However, i recommend taking some time to visit the park in the evening as well. A lot less crowds and a peaceful night walk. The city is beautifully lit, especially forbidden city and the Lama stupa at Bei Hai park. While you not see any of the gardens very well, you have the benefit of the features lit up and makes for a very nice setting.
Entry to the park is 2rmb. November through March, the park hours are 6:30am to 8:00pm. From April through October is 6:00am to 9:00pm.
Jingshan park was just 5 minutes walk from our hotel . Entrance fee is just 10 Yuan.
In 1900-s this park was the part of the Forbidden city
This is the most beautiful, peacful ( can I say so? probably yes...) place. People around you, they just enjoy sitting here, or dancing, or singing, maybe playing some sports or just painting some hieroglyphs on an asphalt. This is the place where you can sit and enjoy your life :-)
Don't forget to smile and say ''Ni Hao'' to the local people. They will smile back to you, be shure!
Also near Jingshan park is locted a Beihai Park which was the imperial garden. So Beijing parks isn't just a free-time-spending places, this is all historycal places!
Must visit 100%
This beautiful park is located immediately behind the Forbidden City. The park is set on an artificial hill formed from the soil excavated when digging the Forbidden City's moat nearly a 1000 years ago.
The park has great views over the Forbidden City. It had several pretty wooden pavillions. During our visit it was filled with stunning spring blossoms. Beautiful.
Jingshan Park has five peaks, and on the top of each there is an elaborate painted wooden pavilion. These pavilions were used by palace officials for leisure purposes. The park is sometimes referred to as Coal Hill.
In 1644 the last emperor of the Ming Dynasty, Chongzhen, committed suicide by hanging himself here.
The park consist of a large hill just north of the Forbidden City. The park gives great views of the Forbidden City, Behai Park and Beijing in general.
The earlier picture overlooking the fordidden city was taken from here
To get away from all the crowds of the Forbidden City, we headed to Jingshan Park.
Entry fee to the park is 2RMB per person.
Walked all the way to the top to observe the Forbidden City from this vantage point - you will be in awe at the sheer size of the City from up here.
Whilst at Jingshan Park ... Y not dress up in the Imperial costumes???? We paid 20RMBs for all three of us to look this great!!!
North of the Forbidden City is Jingshang Park. From the Pavillon of Eternal Peace you have a wonderful view over the Palace. This Park had been an Imperial Garden during Ming and Qing Dynasty. Later people used to store coal there. That is why this park is also called Coal Hill.
One famous incident took place here in 1644, when Emperor Chongzhen killed himself being afraid of some rebells.
This is a very good place to watch people doing their Tai Ji exercise or dance or dooing something else for their health.
This was the first place we saw this, and it ended up being the cheapest place also! We saw many dress-up places on our trip, but this one was by far the cheapest, costing only 15rmb each = about $3AUD to dress up and take pictures with YOUR camera. The others we saw ranged from 30rmb-50rmb. These are great value for money shots. We were thinking we would only get to take one each individual and then maybe have to pay another 15rmb to get a photo taken together, but the lady there took about 10 shots of us together, at no extra fee.
It was very very hot this day and I remember the costume being so heavy and hot, I couldnt wait to take it off. Also, the thing on your head is wooden and quite heavy, and I tried to wave a fly away and the thing nearly fell of my head - funny!
I think you really have to do this - its cheap and they are great fun shots. Although I really would like to know what the chinese sign says above our heads - does it say "you look like idiots!" or does it say "sucked in, we ripped you off!"???
When you come out of the North Gate of Forbidden City, you just have to use the tunnel under the road and you are at the main entrance to Jingshan Park, at the South Gate. Entrance to the park is a whole 2rmb = about .30cAUD.
This park is beautiful, I saw the greenest grass here I have ever seen in my life. The highlight here is climbing the many steps up to the highest Pavillion, which is the Wanchun Pavillion, and from here you will get the most amazing spectactular panoramic views over the whole of Beijing. The day we were here, the skies were very clear and we could see for miles and miles.
The Chinese People just love to relax, chill and exercise in their Parks. Here, we found people dancing to a Jennifer Lopez song, playing foot hockey and just generally relaxing. Chinese Parks are a great place to sit down and just watch the world go by - that is one of my favourite holiday things to do - just people-watch.
Jingshan consists of five individual peaks, and on the top of each peak there lies an elaborate pavilion. These pavilions were used by officials for gathering and leisure purposes. The main pavilion contains a copper Buddha and this offers the best views over the Forbidden City, the modern city skyscrapers to the east, the drum and bell towers to the north and the White Dagoba in the nearby Beihai Park to the west.
Jingshan Park (literally "Prospect Hill") is an artificial hill located just to the north of the Forbidden City, across the road from the Gate of Divine Prowess. The 45-metre high hill was made from the earth dug out to form the moat that surrounds the Forbidden City. Jingshan consists of five individual peaks, and on the top of each peak there lies an elaborate pavilion. These pavilions were used by officials for gathering and leisure purposes. As well as these, there are some lovely gardens to walk around plus the views from the top overlooking the Forbidden City are superb.
Jingshan Park, a beautiful royal landscape garden, is situated in the center of Beijing City. Covering an area of 230,000 square meters (about 57 acres), the park stands on the central point of the south-north axis of Beijing City and faces the north gate of the Forbidden City.The mid summit of Jingshan is the highest point in Beijing. Looking from the peak, it is a full view of the Forbidden City, and if the weather is good you could see many other symbol buildings of beijing as well.
Water calligraphy has grown in popularity as a branch of more traditional calligraphy over the last 12 years. This is possibly as a result of its popularity among tourists and also provides an opportunity for the elderly practitioners to exercise and socialise.
Artists dip long-handled brushes in water and produce delicately sculpted writing on pavers. These remain for a short while and then slowly evaporate, leaving a blank canvas for the next thought or expression.
Jingshan Park is an excellent destination to stand enthralled by these septuagenarian artists and their ilk.
Open from 0600 to 1900.