Zhongshan Park (中山公园)

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Built in 1421 by the Ming Yongle Emperor, Zhongshan Park was where the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties made offerings to the gods of earth and agriculture and became a public park in 1911

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Admission: 3 RMB
Opening Hours: Peak Season: 6:00-21:00 (June 1st to August 31st)
Off-season: 6:30-19:00 (November 1st-March 31st)
Phone: +86 10 66052669
Best Time to Visit: June to August
Recommended Time for a Visit: 1 Hour

Description

Elegantly formal, with ancient cypress trees, bamboo groves and covered walkways, Zhongshan Park offers a poetic escape from the bustling city. Situated to the west of Tian'anmen Tower, Zhongshan Park was originally part of an extended Forbidden City. Built in 1421 by the Ming Yongle Emperor, this was where the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties made offerings to the gods of earth and agriculture. It became a public park in 1911 and was renamed Sun Yat-Sen after the man considered by many to be the 'Father of modern China".

Map

Address: No. 4, Zhonghua Road, Dongcheng District, Beijing

Transportation:

Take Subway Line 5 to Dongsi Station. Get out from Exit C and then find Bus No. 101 to Gu Gong (Forbidden City) Station. It is opposite to the north gate of the Forbidden City.

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