Jingshan Park

Situated in the center of Beijing, Jingshan Park is a beautiful royal landscape garden. Covering an area of 57 acres (about 230,000 square meters), the park stands on the central point of the south-north axis of the city and faces the north gate of the Forbidden City. It is found on Jingshan Hill, which was originally named Wansui Hill (Long Live Hill), Zhen Hill or Meishan Hill (Coal Hill). The mid summit of the hill is the highest point in Beijing. Looking from the peak, the visitor is able to get a full and clear view of the Forbidden City.

A Full View of Forbidden City
A Full View of Forbidden City

During the Yuan (1271-1368), Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties, Jingshan Park served as an imperial garden and was properly laid out under the Ming Dynasty when numerous fruit trees were planted as well as many palaces and pavilions built for the emperor to make sacrifices to his ancestors. As a result, the royal families always enjoyed amusements here, like hunting in the hills. Then, in 1928, it was opened to the public. Later, after 1949, the park was fully rebuilt, with the paths in it paved and most of the buildings renovated. Now, the present is one of the 'AAAA' Scenery Spots in China and a 'must' for visitors to Beijing.

Upon entering the front gate of the park, visitors can see the Qiwang Pavilion, embraced by the vigorous green cypresses. This was originally the place for emperors to worship the memorial tablet of Confucius. Surrounded by white marble balustrades, the two-storied pavilion with its golden-glazed roof appears quite dignified.
Jingshan Park
Video of Jingshan Park
Jinshan Park
The site Emperor where Chongzhen hanged himslef

The hill inside Jingshan Park has five summits, and on each summit there is a pavilion, built in 1751. In every pavilion, there was originally placed a copper Buddha statue which represented one of the five tastes-sour, bitter, sweet, acrid and salt. It is a pity that they were all lost during the warfare of 1900. Among the five pavilions, the Wanchun Pavilion (Ten Thousand Spring Pavilion), on the middle of the five summits, sits at the hill's central point of the city. It is a perfect place to appreciate the full view of the city. From this pavilion, visitors are able to see the resplendent and magnificent Forbidden City in the south, the dignified Bell and Drum Towers in the north, as well as Beihai Park and  Miaoying Temple in the west.

In the north side of the Jingshan hill is found the Shouhuang Hall (Hall of Imperial Longevity), originally the place for the emperors in the Qing dynasty to pay their respects to their ancestors. Some of the emperors' portraits were worshiped in it. To the east of the Shouhuang Hall, stands the Yongsi Hall (Missing Hall), the place for resting the dead bodies of the past emperors and queens.

Model Shows
Model Show in the Park
Potted plants
Potted plants
Jingshan Park also boasts some charming natural scenery with a planted area of about 1,300 square yards (about 1,100 square meters). This park is the biggest peony rose garden in Beijing and during May each year, with the 20,000 peony roses of some 200 varieties in full bloom the park displays a wonderful and colorful scene. Visitors who are interested in flowers will find some rare and famous varieties to please them. We hope you enjoy your visit to it.

How to Get to Jingshan Park:

 By Bus:
 West Gate: Take bus 5 or 58 and get off at Xibanqiao Station.
 North Gate: Take bus 5 or 58 and get off at Jingshan Houjie Station.
 East Gate: Take bus 58, 111, 124 or Sightseeing Bus 3 and get off at Jingshan Dongmen (the east gate of Jingshan Park) Station.
 South Gate: Take bus 58, 101, 103, 109, 124, 128 or Sightseeing Bus 1, 2, or 3 and get off at Gugong (Forbidden City) Station.
 By Subway:
Take Subway Line 8 to Shichahai Station. Get out from Exit C and then walk south for about 914m (1,000 yards) to the north gate of the park. From Shichahai Subway Station, visitors can also take bus 5, 60, 82, 107, 124, or Sightseeing Bus 3 to the park.
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Entrance Fee
CNY 2 (Fee of exhibitions is not included)
Opening Hours  
April to October: 06:00 - 21:00, ticket sale ends at 20:30
November to March: 06:30 - 20:00, ticket sale ends at 19:30

 Recommended Itineraries:
Beijing One Day Tour: Tiananmen Square - Forbidden City - Jingshan Park - Beihai Park
More Beijing Tours
  Beijing Night Tours  –  Top 8 Night Activities

 Further reading: 
15 Wonderful Places to See Snow in Beijing
7 Unusual Things to Do in Beijing Especially for Return Visitors

- Last updated on Dec. 29, 2023 by Kate Liu -
Questions & Answers on Jingshan Park
Asked by Daniel from USA | Jan. 30, 2024 22:09Reply
Where is the notice stating Wanchun Ting is closed?
I'm hoping to bookmark the site so I can check back later this year when I travel.
Answers (1)
Answered by Harry | Feb. 01, 2024 01:24

Many Chinese websites have this notice. However, you can reach highest at the stage of the pavilion, but can't enter the pavilion.
Asked by Bimmy Lee from PAKISTAN | Jan. 16, 2024 02:32Reply
Wanchun Pavilion closed
Before pandemic, it was possible to climb up into the top pavilion on top of the hill. Now it is still closed. Any idea when people can go on Wanchun Pavilion again, Thanks
Answers (4)
Answered by James | Jan. 16, 2024 19:59

As I know, it opens now.
Answered by Bimmy Lee | Jan. 18, 2024 20:40

No, before covid people can walk up and stand inside the pavilion on top of Jingshan. It is still closed even though covid is over.
Answered by Helen | Jan. 18, 2024 21:49

It is said because of relic protection.
Answered by Bimmy Lee | Jan. 30, 2024 00:34

Yeah well it was closed before due to covid, now they say it's for protection, yeah right
Asked by Angie Oh from SINGAPORE | Nov. 30, 2023 05:38Reply
Buying tickets to jingshan park
Hi how do i buy the tickets to jingshan park online? I tried the wechat mini program but it does not work because i don't have a Chinese mainland mobile number. Is it possible to buy on the day itself? I read from some websites that there are same-day sales
Answers (1)
Answered by Molly | Nov. 30, 2023 22:32

Yes, you can buy tickets directly at the spot.
Asked by YT from SG | Nov. 27, 2023 17:51Reply
can we buy the entrance ticket on the spot on the day of visit?
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Answered by Harry | Nov. 29, 2023 01:15

No, they don't sell tickets at the spot any more and you need to book it on its offical WeChat account in advance.
Asked by Amanullah from AFGHANISTAN | Apr. 10, 2023 09:23Reply
Address of Jingshan park
How to go from haidian to this park by metro or bus?
Answers (1)
Answered by Olivia | Apr. 11, 2023 19:26

Haidian district is a big area. Where in detail will you come from?
Anyway, the closest subway station to the park is Shichahai on line 8 and the closest bus stops are just adjacent to the entrance of the park, where buses 58, 111, 124 and more have a stop.
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