Jingshan Park is a beautiful royal landscape garden immediately north of the Forbidden City. The focal point of the park is the artificial hill Jingshan, literally private://Prospect Hillprivate://. The 45.7-meter (150 ft) high mid summit of the hill is the highest point in Beijing. Looking from the peak, the visitor is able to get a full and clear view of the Forbidden City.
Jingshan's history dates to the Liao and Jin Dynasties, almost a thousand years ago. It was originally a private imperial garden attached to the grounds of the Forbidden City, where the royal families enjoyed amusements like hunting in the hills. In 1928 the grounds were opened to the public.
Jingshan consists of five individual hills, and on the top of each hill there lies an elaborate pavilion built in 1751.
Subway: Take line 5 to Dongsi Station. Get out from Exit C and then take bus 101 to Gu Gong (Forbidden City) Station. The park is opposite to the north gate of the Forbbiden City.
Admission: CNY 2
06:30 – 20:00 (January, February, March, November and December)
06:00 - 21:00 (April, May, June, July, August, September and October)