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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 6 days ago via mobile

My son and I loved this park. The buildings are gorgeous. The temples were very cool. And the White Dagoba, which we thought didn’t look like much from afar, was beautiful up close. We probably spent about 2-3 hours walking around and could have spent...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 701tamib
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you enjoy beautiful views, Beihai Park is definitely a must when you are visiting Beijing! I visited Beihai Park with my mother on October 3rd. As soon as we stepped into the park, we could smell the flowers and feel the wind of autumn....More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank YueYu-bnds
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful and serene park, perfect for a stroll and a convenient escape from the noise of Beijing.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank martina_leung
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having just visited the Summer Palace exactly on the day before coming here, I would regard this park as a smaller version of the former. Just like the Summer Palace, this park also contains a sea/lake at the heart of the park, with a small...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ekeat79
Reviewed 5 February 2019 via mobile

It was really nice to go, restaurants all around and the lake was frozen so ppl were skating and having fun, excellent plan.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank daninoguera31
Reviewed 4 February 2019 via mobile

Beihai park is a wonderful place with a large lake surrounded by gardens and some historic Chinese buildings that are worth a look. It is quieter in winter, with the lake frozen but in warmer months you can hire a boat or take the ferry...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank -Guzzis-are-ace-
Reviewed 31 January 2019

Having been here before in the summer, the views during the summer are far superior to what you get in the winter. However, there is ice skating in the winter, albeit very crowded.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Yiyu W
Reviewed 26 January 2019

RMB 10 to get into the main park and then there are some lovely walks around the lake and around the island. If you want to go into the temple and palace you must pay more. I found the island walk charming and in winter...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RoddyPayne
Reviewed 16 January 2019

There is a lot to do at Behai anytime of the year. In the winter, there is ice skating, in the summer boat rides and clubbing something for everyone.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank 690johnf
Reviewed 11 January 2019

It's a stunning place! You will take a walk surrounded by nature and the scents of many lotus flowers. I advise you to go! It's one of my favorite places in Beijing!

Date of experience: July 2018
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15 March 2019|
Response from -Guzzis-are-ace- | Reviewed this property |
Anytime after 6pm is good, there will still be plenty of daylight and after 6 the temperature starts to cool which is good as June is very hot in Beijing. Enjoy Beihai Park!!
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
7 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.