The Beihai Park in Beijing was once an imperial garden and is located towards the northwest of the Forbidden City. The origins of Beihai Park date back to the 11th century and it is one of the largest gardens in China. It is presently a park open to the public and is a popular tourist attraction frequented by numbers of visitors throughout the year. The park is home to a number of historic monuments, palaces, temples and important structures such as the White Pagoda, Five-Dragon Pavilions, nine-Dragon Wall and the Jingxin Room (Quieting Heart Room). The total area of the park covers nearly 70 acres, most of which comprises an expansive lake. The rich history of the park coupled with its serene ambience makes it a must-visit spot when sight-seeing in Beijing.
Basic admission tickets costs around ¥10
Open daily typically from 6:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Around 2 hours
Adults, Families, Young Adults, Senior Guests, Children
Qionghua Islet, Circular City, Qionghua Cave and Shanyin Hall
Though designated prayer facilities at the Beihai Park will be unavailable, there is plenty of private space that Muslim travellers can make use of during prayer times. It is also possible to visit some of the mosques near Beihai Park in Beijing such as the Dongsi Mosque and Niujie Mosque which are the two main mosques of Beijing.
Access to Halal food near Beihai Park will be available at several of the Halal restaurants that are scattered across Beijing. Some of the best Halal restaurants in Beijing include the The Mughal's Beijing, 1001 Nights, Dong Lai Shun Restaurant, Mughal’s Restaurant, Wangdelou Muslim Restaurant and Afunti that serve an enticing range of Halal food.