The Nine Dragon Screen of Beihai

The Nine Dragon Screen of Beihai

The Nine Dragon Screen of Beihai
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Vincent Tan
Edmonton, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
There Appears The Detail Of The Dragons
Straddles Millennia Of Cultural Idealism

Culminating In 1772 Or ThereAbout
Written 9 August 2019
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Mike J
Chepstow, UK912 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
We found the Nine dragon screen during our wanderings around the delightful Beihai Park. It is quite an impressive piece of work and definitely worth a look if in the area.
Written 6 June 2019
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Betty
2,801 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
Nice dragon carvings and very colorful glazed tiles. Great place to take a picture. This is one of two in Beijing, the other is located in the Forbidden City. The one in Beihei is 2 sided so you can take a picture from either sides.
Written 14 October 2018
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53pamj53
Sydney, Australia41 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Family
About 5ms high and 25ms long this was impressive. There were other dragon screens, but most not in colour like this one. There are dragon carved screens at the forbidden city but not in colour. Very busy at beihai park when we saw this. Getting a photos is near impossible with the amount of people standing in front of the screen.
You have to walk right through beihai park and around to the other side of the lake to see the screen, if entering beihai park near the white dagoba.
Close to drum and be tower from here.
Written 6 October 2018
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RayParks
Adelaide, Australia2,865 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Solo
When we arrived at the Nine Dragon Screen, there was nobody. So we were able to see it closely. My guide told me the meaning of the dragon playing balls in relation to the dragon worship: firstly, the ball is considered as the egg of a creature, the beginning of a being, and the dragon is protecting and caring the being; secondly, the ball is a fire ball, referring to the Sun which rises from the East, while the azure dragon is divine dragon in the East.
When I saw the Nine Dragon Screen in the Forbidden City, I understood that a screen wall (image wall) was to separate the inside of a home/property from the outside/the street. But now I couldn’t understand why this Nine Dragon Screen was standing in this particular part of the park.
Written 23 August 2018
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Mooyao
UK72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Couples
What a surprise to see all these dragons in different vivid colours. Difficult to imagine how it was built and who had worked on it.
Written 13 November 2017
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Where Is The World
Grande Prairie, Canada892 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Family
The nine dragon screen is a great piece to see in Beihai Park in Beijing. It's about 7 meters high and 30+ meters long. The screen has historical, cultural and artistic significance.

The screen was built over 250 years ago of thousands of coloured tiles. There are only 3 other 9 dragon screens in China. The other two are in the Forbidden City and in Datong.

It's beautiful and definitely worth a visit if you're in Beihai Park.
Written 20 September 2017
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nellielim
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4,110 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Family
This dragon screen in Behai Park was constructed in 1756 during the Qing Dynasty. This glazed-tile screen has 2 identical sides each with nine dragons. Beautiful and a magnificent work of art, the colours are still vivid. Worth a visit if in the park.
Written 30 March 2017
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007_Gaurav
Deoghar, India256 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Friends
Located in the Beihai Park, this is not highly recommended if you are a tourist and have limited time. But if you have time then do visit. Its an important place for locals. The dragons look awesome and the original colours of the dragons still exists.
Written 25 May 2016
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Mike Flores & Jones Co.
Mexico City, Mexico494 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016
An excellent example of Chinese Art. Made of ceramic and very bright colors colors, this screen is one of the most representative icons of this park. You must visit every time you have a chance, surely is a big memory to keep! Recommended for weekend walks.
Written 21 April 2016
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