Beijing Xuanwu Garden (北京市宣武艺园)

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It was once the top attractive place in Beijing and regarded as one of the top eight temples and three mountains It is now a new city garden with the style of South China

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Admission: Free
Opening Hours: Peak Season: May 1st – September 30th: 6:00-21:30
Off-season: October 1st – April 30th: 6:30-21:00
Phone: +86 10 83125443/ +86 10 63012158
Best Time to Visit: May to October
Recommended Time for a Visit: One Hour


Beijing’s Xuanwu Garden (宣武艺园) is located on Huaibaishu (槐柏树) Street. The garden’s area takes up about 8.37 acres. Previously known as Shanguo (善果) Temple, it was built during the Ming Dynasty and destroyed by an earthquake during the 1930s. In 1938, it was rebuilt by the local government and renamed the Xuanwu Garden.

Xuanwu Garden is a combination of both classic architectural design and modern landscape design techniques. It is scenic for its elegant style and offers a quiet escape that submerges itself in a peaceful environment. Xuanwu garden attracts hundreds of tourists every year.

Features: In the garden, there is a breathtaking display of decorative rocks that lines the garden, a lovely pool and waterfalls that protrude from the rear. The garden is separated into two parts: the West part and the East one. On the West side of the Garden, the water display sits amid the scenic waterfalls and is itself the central theme. As autumn approaches, senior citizens like to go there to do Tai Chi near the pool. In the Eastern part of the garden, there is a special type of wood-grain called “Shanlin” in Chinese, which means is “eye-catching” scenery. Pavilions are everywhere, in red and gray and are both high and low.


Address: No. 12 Huaibaishu Street, Xicheng District, Beijing


Take Bus No. 7, 9, 10, 15, 38, 44, 47, 67, 301, 337, 395, 661, 662, 901, te 2, subway line 2, te 4, te 7, 54 to Changchunjie. Drive along Huaibaishu Street for 360 meters and make a u-turn and drive for 20 meters and then turn right and drive for 20 meters.