Beihai Park is northwest of the Forbbiden Palace. The ticket costs just
5 Yuan to enter.
There are lots of amazing exhibits in the park, but don't waste
the 20 Yuan to enter the small enclosure around the White Padoga and another 10 Yuan
to climb up the stairs to the small temple. You can get to the top of Jade Island and stand
right next to the White Pagoda without purchasing an additional ticket, and the
view is almost as good as climbing up the stairs to
the small temple building beside the White Pagoda.
From the top of Jade mountain, you can see
the Forbidden city, but
a better view can be seen from
Jingshan Park right next door.
A misty view of the Forbidden Palace from the White Pagoda on Jade Island at Beihai Park, Beijing, China. March, 2005.
The White Pagoda and small temple in front of it on Jade Island, Bei Hai Park, Beijing, China. March, 2005.
Photo taken from the south entrance to Beihai Park.
Tree Fossil at Bei Hai Park, Beijing, China. March, 2005