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Jingshan Park

Get the best views of central Beijing, the Forbidden City and the White Dagoba in Beihai Park from the hill in this former royal garden.

Wander around the manicured gardens of Jingshan Park and take in the scenes of fruit trees and flowers. Admire Buddha statues and pavilions, and watch locals perform tai chi, sing or play musical instruments. Don’t miss the chance to climb one of the few hills in Beijing: This vantage point offers some of the best photo opportunities in the city.

Jingshan Park is centered on an artificial hill, which was built with the soil from the Forbidden City’s moat. The hill is 150 feet (46 meters) high and is also called Prospect Hill or Coal Hill.

Climb the steps to the top of the hill to take in views of the sea of curved roofs in the Forbidden City. Looking northwards, see how the distant Drum Tower is aligned with the entrance of the Forbidden City and the Pavilion of the Everlasting Spring on the hill you stand on. Slightly to the east, in Beihai Park, the White Dagoba rises from the lake. The halls on the slopes of the hill house Buddha statues.

To the east at the base of the hill is a memorial stone commemorating the last of the Ming rulers, Chongzhen Emperor, who is said to have ended his life here.

During the weekend, locals come to the park to play, dance, sing and exercise. You may even see a show of kuaiban, a type of theatrical storytelling. From late April through mid May, mass displays of blooming peonies surround you. There are more than 200 varieties of this pretty flower in the park.

Jingshan Park lies directly north of the Forbidden City, next to Beihai Park. All these major landmarks can be explored together in one day if you are short on time. If you would rather take your time, bring a picnic and bask in the serenity of this peaceful park.

Jingshan Park is a public attraction, so it’s open daily, but there is a small entrance fee. Several main bus routes service the area, including one circling the Forbidden City.


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King Parkview Hotel

No.55 Shatan Hou Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing, Beijing
     
    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Xicheng, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Jingshan Park and Forbidden City. Wangfujing Street and The Palace Museum are also within 1 mi (2 km). Dongsi Station is 20 minutes by foot and Zhangzizhonglu Station is 29 minutes.

    Redwall Hotel
    Redwall Hotel

    Redwall Hotel

    No.31 North Shatan Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing, Beijing
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Dongcheng, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of National Art Museum of China, Forbidden City, and Wangfujing Street. Tiananmen Square and The Palace Museum are also within 2 mi (3 km). Dongsi Station is 17 minutes by foot and Zhangzizhonglu Station is 20 minutes.

      Jingshan Garden Hotel $90
      Jingshan Garden Hotel

      Jingshan Garden Hotel

      No.68c Sanyanjing Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beijing
         
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Dongcheng, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Jingshan Park, Forbidden City, and South Luogu Lane. Beihai Park and Bell and Drum Towers are also within 2 mi (3 km). Zhangzizhonglu Station is 18 minutes by foot and Dongsi Station is 18 minutes.

        Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing Hotel $134
        Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing Hotel

        Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing Hotel

        57 Wangfujing Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing, Beijing
           
          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Dongcheng, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of National Art Museum of China and Wangfujing Street. Forbidden City and The Palace Museum are also within 15 minutes. Dongsi Station is 11 minutes by foot and Dengshikou Station is 13 minutes.

          Cours Et Pavillons $317
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          Cours Et Pavillons

          No.26 Weijia Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beijing, Beijing
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Dongcheng, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Nanluoguxiang and Wangfujing Street. Forbidden City and The Palace Museum are also within 1 mi (2 km). Zhangzizhonglu Station is 15 minutes by foot and Dongsi Station is 17 minutes.

            Grand Hyatt Beijing $148
            Grand Hyatt Beijing

            Grand Hyatt Beijing

            1 East Chang An Avenue, Beijing, Beijing
               
              5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Dongdan, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Oriental Plaza and Wangfujing Street. National Museum of China and Tiananmen Square are also within 15 minutes. Wangfujing Station is 6 minutes by foot and Dengshikou Station is 14 minutes.

              Beijing Qingshi Hotel
              Beijing Qingshi Hotel

              Beijing Qingshi Hotel

              No.65 Andingmen Wai Street, Beijing, Beijing
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Dongcheng, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of National Art Museum of China and Wangfujing Street. Forbidden City and The Palace Museum are also within 1 mi (2 km). Dongsi Station is 8 minutes by foot and Dengshikou Station is 15 minutes.

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                Beijing Xihua Jade Hotel Forbidden City

                Beijing Xihua Jade Hotel Forbidden City

                No. 5 North Zhide Alley, Beiheyan Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing, Beijing
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Dongcheng, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Dong Hua Men Night Market, Forbidden City, and Wangfujing Street. Tiananmen Square and The Palace Museum are also within 1 mi (2 km). Dengshikou Station is 11 minutes by foot and Dongsi Station is 13 minutes.