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Beihai Park – A Park that would take your breath away

Beihai Park in Beijing China is a majestic garden located towards the northwest of Forbidden City. This magnificent arena was initially built in the 10th century and fall within one of the largest gardens in China. Within this garden one could witness many historical landmarks like temples, palaces and significant structures. This garden was opened to the public from the year 1925 as a public park. Beihai Park is also connected to Shichahai from its South. The park spreads throughout an area of over 69 hectares along with a huge lake that covers almost half of the park.

When you reach the middle of the park you would come across an island known as Qionghua which has a peak of 32 m. the park houses a pool called Taiye from the North which is interconnected with another two pools given the names South Sea and Middle Sea. The Taiye pool in the park is also commonly known as the Beihai. Similar to other imperial gardens of China, the Beihai Park too has imitated its construction to elaborate scenic venues and architecture from various regions of China. They have taken the Taihu Lake, garden arrangements of Suzhou, sophisticated pavilions of Hangzhou and Yangzhou have inspired in constructing this outstanding garden. The breathtaking sceneries and structures are considered as master works of gardening which reflects the delicate techniques and styles used with extreme craftsmanship which boats the true opulence of customary Chinese garden art.

In the Qionghua island in the park stands a white pagoda known as the Bai Ta. This striking stupa takes a height of 40 m and is placed in the crest of the island. This colossal stupa is a structure of white stone with the moon, sun and flames engraved as decorations on its surface. After being massacred by an earthquake which happened in1679, the pagoda was rebuilt in the following year. If you’re a tourist planning to visit Beijing, a Beijing airport hotel would suit you well. If you wish to visit the Beihai Park, Langham Place Beijing Capital Airport would be convenient and it houses some of the finest hotel rooms in Beijing.

Umanga Kahandawaarachchi is a passionate travel writer who writes under the pen name, Maggie Tulliver. Her field of writing covers a wide array of content and articles related to travel and hospitality industry.


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