Jingshan Park, best known for Prospect Hill, is one of the best preserved imperial gardens in Beijing. Discover the spectacular views.
The park is located to the north of the Forbidden City and its high altitude makes it a unique place to get a bird's eye view of the city centre.
The focal point of the park is Prospect Hill, which was built in an unplanned way as it was formed by the accumulation of the earth that was taken out for the construction of the palace moat. After its construction, the park was destined for imperial use, but in 1928 it opened its doors to the public and since then hundreds of people visit it every day.
What to see
Although the park makes for a very long walk (its paths are quite steep), the views are worth the visit.
Several pavilions can be seen camouflaged amongst the green landscape, where the Wancheng Ting Pavilion, located at the top of the hill, stands out. From here you can see the best views of the Forbidden City.
At the bottom of the park marks the location where the last Ming emperor died.
Subway: Tian´an Men Xi, line 1.
Beihai Park (641 m) The Forbidden City (886 m) Drum and Bell Towers (1.9 km) Houhai Lake (2 km) Wangfujing Street Market (2 km)