Some people say that the most beautiful season in Beijing is autumn. Let’s spend the weekend roaming around the capital in early autumn and explore those unique and little-known beauties hidden in the corners.
Sanihe Park boasts beautiful scenery. Whether its architecture style or its plants, it can rival with the landscape in regions south of the Yangtze River.
The pavilions, terraces and open halls here are simple in style and exquisite in shape, matched with clear river water and aquatic plants by the riverside, which is a feast for your eyes. Here, the stream is flowing, the breeze is blowing slowly, and the setting sun will coat the unique garden with a golden glory, which is a different kind of soft scene in Beijing’s autumn.
On both sides of the river, the gray brick alleys are long and quiet. The park is not very big, but it is suitable for “stealing a half day from busy life to get refresh”. Taking a walk and looking at the water, you will experience the leisure of the south part of old Beijing.
No reservation required.
Address: 50 meters east of the intersection of South Luchaoyuan Hutong and Qunzhi Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beijing
Nanchizi Art Museum
The Nanchizi Art Museum is a non-profit art museum adjacent to the Donghua Gate of the Forbidden City. The main building of the museum is a Suzhou-style garden with an area of about 1,500 square meters. It inherits the architectural features of traditional Chinese aesthetics and is equipped with the capacity to hold international exhibition.
The courtyard is exquisite and small, integrating the essence of Suzhou-style garden. In the center is a pond of clear water, surrounded by pavilions and corridors in traditional Chinese style, with grasses, trees and taihu lake stones dotted among it. Scenery changes according to your route, as if you entering a painting.
As a private non-profit art museum, it exhibits artworks from time to time. Various delicate paintings are presented in the architecture of garden with style of south of the Yangtze River, which has a unique charm. Whether you want to enjoy a Jiangnan-style garden in Beijing or a niche exhibition away from the hustle and bustle, this is the place to be!
Appointment platform: WeChat Official Account of “Nanchizi Art Museum”
Address: No. 21, West Lane, Pudu Temple, Dongcheng District, Beijing
The Museum of Chinese Gardens and Landscape Architecture
The Museum of Chinese Gardens and Landscape Architecture is the first national museum with the theme of gardens in China, covering an area of 65,000 square meters. With the concept of “Chinese garden -- our ideal home”, it is an important window to comprehensively display the long history, splendid culture, diversified functions and brilliant achievements of Chinese gardens.
The indoor exhibition garden integrates the essence of gardens of southern style, and has three garden landscapes: Chang Garden, Yuyin Mountain House, and Pianshi Mountain House. Although the area of Chang Garden is small, it is simple and elegant. The pond is surrounded by halls, pavilions, rockeries, lake stones, flowers and trees. Flowing water and stones form a delightful contrast, which is very fresh, elegant and antique.
The outdoor exhibition area is composed of three gardens of northern style according to the landform, namely, the Tower Shadow Garden, the Dyeing sunset Mountain House and the Little Pavilion, forming a unique style of having a museum within the garden and a garden within the museum.
Appointment platform: WeChat Official Account of “The Museum of Chinese Gardens and Landscape Architecture”
Address: No. 15, Shejichang Road, Fengtai District, Beijing
Luo Hong Art Museum
In Shunyi District of Beijing, there is a beautiful garden landscape like a fairyland, that is “Luo Hong Art Museum”.
From the parking lot forward, the first thing that comes into view is a large beautiful lawn. You can find the entrance following the road.
From a distance, you can see the rising vapour, a variety of strange pines and rocks, gurgling streams and running water. When you get closer, it seems like you are in a fairyland. With mist surrounding the flowers, grasses and rockeries, you will marvel at what kind of uncanny workmanship has created such a beautiful landscape “painting”.
Through the bakery, the scenery is even more beautiful. The fantastic miniature artificial lake has a pair of beautiful black swans, happily frolicking and flying around, and there is a crane among them. The park is full of garden beauty of oriental characteristics. With full-bodied coffee and art-like cakes, food plus beautiful scenery is even more fascinating!
Book tickets on the WeChat Official Account of “Beijing Luo Hong Art Museum”
Address: South of the Exit of Yanglin Avenue, Capital Airport Expressway, Shunyi District, Beijing
Tips from Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture and Tourism: As the National Day holiday is approaching, we encourage citizens to celebrate the festival locally and reduce activities outside Beijing. If you do need to go out of Beijing, you should guard against the risk of epidemic during the journey, wear a mask throughout the travel, do your personal protection, and do not go to counties (cities, districts, banners) where there is an epidemic. The people entering and returning to Beijing will not gather, party or go to crowded places within 7 days after arrival, and should undergo nucleic acid testing as required. Citizens who want to enter various parks, scenic spots, attractions, libraries, art galleries, etc., please make an appointment in advance and visit at off-peak times.