Situated at the northwest of the Forbidden City, west of Jingshan Hill in the central district of Beijing, Beihai Park was an imperial palace built around Beihai, one of the Three Lakes in Beijing, the other two are Zhonghai and Nanhai.
The Park covers an area of 71 hectares, including water surface area of 583 mu （38.89 hectares）and land area of 480 mu （32.016 hectares）, used as the detached palace in Liao, Jin and Yuan Dynasties, and imperial palace in Ming and Qing Dynasties, which is one of the oldest, best preserved, most comprehensive and representative imperial parks in China.
Opened to the public in 1925, Beihai Park is an AAAA tourist attraction and a key historic site under national protection. The park has many attractions including four major scenic spots - North Bank, East Bank, Qionghua Island and Tuancheng Island.
Add.: No. 1, Wenjin Street, Xicheng District, Beijing
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