Beihai Park

One of the largest parks in Beijing's city centre, Beihai Park is a popular local hangout and tourist spot. It was established in the Jin Dynasty as an Imperial Palace - used for relaxing, handling important government affairs and sacrificing for the emperors.The park surrounds a large lake, on which visitors can explore a small … Continue reading Beihai Park

Lingxiao Pagoda

Formerly part of the Tianning Monastery, this wood and brick pagoda dates back to the Tang Dynasty (although it's current style is from the Song Dynasty renovations).The pagoda is set in a (modern) temple park, with some pretty gateways, bridges and small pavilions to explore.Inside, it is surprisingly simple - with just a small shrine. … Continue reading Lingxiao Pagoda