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Yuquan Mountain and Jingming Garden in Beijing

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Yuquan Mountain

Situated in the foot of the Western Hills and the west side of the Summer Palace in Haidian District of Beijing, Yuquan Mountain is a geomantic treasure land decorated with special rocks, quiet caves, alive streams and flowing springs. The name of “Yuquan” was firstly known in “History of Jin”, and the springs here were named as “Yuquan” due to they were “as clear and blue water as jade”, and the mountain was known as the “Yuquan Mountain”. It has been a famous landscape resort in suburb of Beijing since ancient times.

With extremely beautiful scenes and a series of Buddhism cultural relics  of the Three Kingdoms, Yuquan Mountain becomes a scenic spot integrated with natural and human landscapes. As one of the most ancient Buddhist temples, Yuquan Temple has the King Hall, the Great Buddha’s Hall and the Hannya Hall.

Jingming Garden



Jingming Garden (Garden of Tranquility and Brightness) is situated outside the Xiaodongmen of Yuquan Mountain, and the west of Kunming Lake of the Summer Palace. Covering an area of 75 hectares including 13 hectares of water, it is the scenery resort of west suburb of Beijing.

The temporary imperial palace of “Chengxin Park” was constructed here in the 19th year of Kangxi Period in Qing Dynasty (1680). It was renamed as the Jingming Garden in the 31st year of Kangxi (1692) as a royal forbidden garden. It was extended in the 15th year of Qianlong Period (1750), which was basically finished in three years.

Address: Yuquan Mountain Road of Haidian District

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