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“Best view of the Forbidden City”

Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan)
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Located on the highest point in Beijing City, this park was built in 1179 during the Jin Dynasty and today provides visitors with sweeping views of the Forbidden City located below.
Reviewed 27 May 2014

If you don't have time or patience to visit the Forbidden City, then just go to Jingshan Park. It will be crowded like most places in Beijing, but here you have the best view of the Forbidden City, especially on a clear day.

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Reviewed 27 May 2014

It is a beautiful park by default, but the fact that there is a huge man-made hill in the middle with a beautiful pagoda on top makes it even more amazing. Go there to see the sunset. it is truly beautiful. You also get a nice view of the Forbidden City. Basically, this is the only place in the neighborhood that is taller than the Palace itself.

Entrance fee is 10 or maybe 20 RMB. Very cheap, so I do not remember. I remember however that the ticket inspector did not stop Chinese people for their tickets, only non-Asian people were seemed to have to buy a ticket.

Thank Aron H
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

Situated at the end of the Forbidden City, this part was build from the soil dug from building the moat the surronds the Forbidden City.

Look out for supposedly the tree where the last emperor of Ming Dynasty hung himself when the palace was invaded by Ching soldiers

Thank DanielNgCF
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Reviewed 25 May 2014

This park is right behind the Forbidden City, and you can see almost all Beijing from it. I recommend you to go near the sunset, it is an amazing sight. It is crowded as any place in China, but we weren't annoyed by it.

Thank Camila B
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

Nice park to take a stroll through. Climb up the hill and enjoy the views over the Forbidden City. At the foot of the hill (north side) there is a square with musicians and people practicing sports, great place to chill

Thank MatsKB
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