The Zhongshan Park in central Beijing is located in the Dongcheng District, in the vicinity of the Forbidden City and towards the north of the Tiananmen Square. The park used to be the imperial garden of former Emperors and is presently a park that is open to the public for sight-seeing. Visitors to the park will witness several gardens, pavilions and imperial temples including the Altar of Land and Grain as well as the Imperial Ancestral Temple, which has origins dating back to the Ming and Qing dynasties. It is visited by large numbers of tourists throughout the year and is a popular spot to stop by and relax after visiting the Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City. In addition to the historical marvels at the park, the peaceful and serene atmosphere of Zhongshan Park makes it well-worth visiting.
Entrance tickets cost around ¥10
Open daily from 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Around 1 – 2 hours
Adults, Families, Young Adults, Senior Guests, Children
The pavilions, gardens and imperial gardens in the park
Though designated prayer facilities at Zhongshan Park will be unavailable, there is plenty of open private area that can be made use of during prayer times. It is also possible for Muslim travellers to visit some of the mosques near Zhongshan Park in Beijing such as the Dongsi Mosque and Niujie Mosque which are two of the main mosques of Beijing.
Access to Halal food near the Zhongshan Park will be available at some of the Halal restaurants located around Beijing city. Some of the best Halal restaurants in Beijing include The Mughal's Beijing, 1001 Nights, Dong Lai Shun Restaurant, Mughal’s Restaurant, Wangdelou Muslim Restaurant and Afunti.