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Top 10 Beijing by Andrew Humphreys

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Bei Hai Park

An imperial garden for more than a thousand years, Bei Hai was opened to the public in 1925. Filled with artificial hills, pavilions, and temples, it is associated with Kublai Khan, who redesigned it during the Mongol Yuan dynasty. These days, it is a fine place for a leisurely afternoon stroll, and perhaps a bit of boating on the lake.

  • 1 Wenjin Jie, Xicheng

  • 6403 3225

  • Buses: 5, 101, 103, 107, 109, 111, and others

  • Open: Apr–Oct 6am–10pm daily. Nov–Mar 6:30am–9pm. All buildings close at 5pm Apr–Oct, 4pm Nov–Mar

  • Admission: Apr–Oct ¥20. Nov–Mar ¥10

  • www.beihaipark.com.cn

Park play

Beijing’s parks double as recreation centers, particularly for the city’s elderly citizens. As soon as the parks open in the morning they gather to perform ...

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