Covering an area of 32.3 hectares, Jingshan Park is the best observation point in all of Beijing. It was originally the imperial garden of the Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties. Feudal monarchs often came here to enjoy beautiful of flowers, practice archery, and host banquets. The five pavilions on Jingshan Mountain were built during Qing Emperor Qianlong’s reign.

Best time to visit Jingshan Park

The climate during spring and autumn is favorable for travel in Beijing. In autumn, the city is known as Golden Beijing by tourists from China and abroad. In other words, April, May, September and October see the largest numbers of visitors. The annual average temperature is 11.8° C with the lowest being -4.6° C in January and the highest being 26.1° C in July. Each year records approximately 644 mm of precipitation and a frost-free period of about 180 days. Beijing’s spring and autumn last for relatively short periods of time while the winter is long. Never fear, the indoor heating system in Beijing is excellent! Nonetheless, visitors should bring sweaters and heavy coats with them in the wintertime. They should also pay attention to daily weather forecasts or call line 859, which provides bilingual (Chinese and English) information about the weather for that day and the following day.

Then again, Beijing’s tourism is concentrated on historical sites that are not easily influenced by the weather, so visitors can come here year-round and have a wonderful experience no matter the season. Spending costs can be reduced by travelling to Beijing in the winter due to the fact that the travel agencies and hotels all offer off-season prices for tourists.

Jingshan Park Best Routes: Not available

Jingshan Park Ticket:

Tel: 010-64044071

Adult: 2 yuan    Child: 1 yuan


  1. Free tickets are available for senior citizens above 65 with preferential cards (not including gardens in the park and during big events).
  2. Free tickets are available for the disabled.

How to get to Jingshan Park

By Bus:

Take No. 5 or No. 810 to the West Slab Bridge (Xiban Qiao);

Take No. 111, No. 819 or No. 124 to Jingshan East Street;

Take No. 103 or No. 109 to ]the Forbidden City station, than walk to the scenic spot.

Jack Li
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