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Beijing Sights

Jingshan Park (Jǐngshân gôngyuán)

  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

Updated 08/29/2014

Fodor's Review

This park, also known as Coal Hill Park, was built around a small peak formed from earth excavated for the Forbidden City's moats. Ming rulers ordered the hill's construction to improve the feng shui of their new palace to the south. You can climb a winding stone staircase past peach and apple trees to Wanchun Pavilion, the park's highest point. On a clear day it offers unparalleled views of the Forbidden City and the Bell and Drum towers. Chongzhen, the last Ming emperor, is said to have hanged himself at the foot of Coal Hill as his dynasty collapsed in 1644.

Sight Information

Address:

Jingshanqian Dajie, opposite the north gate of the Forbidden City, Beijing, 100009, China

Phone:

010-6404–4071

Sight Details:

  • Y2
  • Daily 6 am–7 pm

Updated 08/29/2014

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