Jingshan Park not to be missed

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 Plan your Beijing tour? A visit to Jingshan Park is not to be missed during your tour in Beijing. Jingshan just sits across the north gate to Forbidden City. After finishing your visit to Forbidden City along the south to north official visiting route, you exit from Forbidden City’s north gate.

Exiting from the north gate and raising your head, you will find a pavilion with three-layered eaves perched on a hill. The hill is called Jingshan Hill ( Coal Hill or prospect Hill). The Jingshan Hill and its surrounding complex is known as “Jingshan Park”.

Jingshan Park add: No.44 Jingshanxi Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 北京西城区景山西街44号(故宫后门对面).

A pavilion with three-layered eaves perched on Jingshan Hill


The main road between the north gate area of Forbidden City and the south gate of Jingshan Park is fully blocked. To get across to the south gate to Jingshan Park, you just turn left for 20 meters and take the underground pass.

Line up for the tickets: RMB 2 per person (RMB10 per person during Peony Festival April and May). Opening hours: 6am – 9pm all year round.

Wanchun pavilion perched on the hill


Enter the south gate and follow your nose up the top of the hill and get to the pavilion named Wanchun Pavilion perched high on the hill.

It takes you about 5-10 minutes’ walk along a zigzag stone steps up to the summit. Standing on the pavilion, you are able to have a bird’s-eye view of Beijing city at a great distance.   

A Panoramic View of Forbidden City


  Look north to view the Central Axis of Beijing.

Look north to view the Central Axis of Beijing

Looking down east to view Beijing Business Center (CBD)

Looking down east to view Beijing Business Center (CBD)

After enjoying the exciting panoramic view, you don’t have to go back the same road. Instead, you follow the throng down eastward to see the place where the last Ming Dynasty Emperor Chongzhen hanged himself.

Since the hanging spot is close to the east gate to Jingshan park, you may exit from the east gate.

The place where Emperor Chongzhen who hanged himself

The story of Emperor Chongzhen who hanged himself

The story of Emperor Chongzhen who hanged himself

Tip:  Hassle-free Beijing Guided Tours
If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for guided tours to Beijing:
Beijing Highlight Day Tour from US$59 P/P
(Tiananmen + Forbidden City + Mutianyu Great Wall)
Beijing Classic City Tour from US$65 P/P
(Tiananmen + Forbidden City + Temple of Heaven + Summer Palace)
Beijing Excursion Tour from US$59 P/P
(Mutianyu Great Wall + Ming Tomb)
Beijing Hutong Highlight Tour from US$59 P/P
( Hutong + Rickshaw)Mutianyu Great Wall Half Day Tour from US$55 p/p
Hike from Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall Day Tour from US$69 p/p
Mutianyu Great Wall Layover Tour from US$65 p/p
Beijing Highlight Layover Tour from US$75 p/p


Further Readings

Top 10 Attractions in Beijing
How to Visit Forbidden City
How to Visit Temple of Heaven
How to Visit Summer Palace
How to Visit Ming Tombs
How to Visit the Great Wall of China
How to Visit Tiananmen Square
How to Visit Hutongs
How to Visit Olympic Sites

Top 10 Markets in Beijing
Top 10 Shopping Malls in Beijing
Beijing Shopping

Wangfujing Night Snack Street
Qianmen Commercial Street
Beijing Huguosi Street

Any questions, just drop a line.

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10 Responses to “Jingshan Park not to be missed”

  1. Jen says:

    Hello. Could you tell me which train station is near to the Jingshan Park East gate exit? Also could you give the direction, distance and time to walk there?
    Thank you!

  2. Beijing Tour says:

    Hi Jen,

    Happy Chinese New Year!

    Do you mean “Train Station ” or “Subway Station? It seems you refer to Metro Station instead of Railway Station. There is no subway line passing by or close to Jingshan Park East Gate Exit. You may take a taxi. Have a good time in Beijing!

  3. Nuik says:

    Hello. How to get to Qianmen street from East gate of Jingshan Park?

  4. Daniel says:

    Hi Nuik,

    You may take Bus No.5 directly from Qianmen Street and go in the north direction and get off at the 6th stop of Xibanqiao 西板桥, then walk to the wast gate to Jingshan Park ( 50 m walk ). Bus Fare: 2 yuan.

    Bus Operating Time: 5:30 – 22:30
    Location of Qianmen Bus Stop of Bus Line 5: The Bus Stop is on Qianmen East Road running north to south which parallels to Qianmen Street which also runs from North to South.

    The whole process takes about 40 minutes.

    Have a nice time in Beijing!

  5. Cherie says:

    Hi, how can I get to a subway from Jingshan Park?

    Thank you!

  6. Daniel says:

    Dear Cherie,

    Thanks for your inquiry!

    No subway lines pass by Jinshan park. It is just located north of Forbidden City. You can visit Jingshan Park together with Forbidden City. Or you can walk to Jingshan Park from the Subway Station of Tiananmen Station ( Subway Line 1 ).

  7. Chade says:

    What is the address of Jingshan Park?
    I will take the subway station to Tiananmen Station and then walk from there.

    Thanking you in advance

  8. Daniel says:

    Dear Chade,

    Jingshan Park is located to the north of Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square.

    Add: No.44 Jingshanxi Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 北京西城区景山西街44号(故宫后门对面)

  9. Svetlana says:


    i would need to go to the airport and was wondering what would be the best way to get to it from Jingshan Park/forbidden City.

    thank you

  10. Daniel says:

    Dear Svetlana,

    You can walk from the Jingshan Park’s south gate to Forbidden City’s south gate, 2.2 km and half an hour’s walk.

    Check out how to visit Forbidden City: https://www.tour-beijing.com/blog/beijing-travel/how-to-visit-forbidden-city

    Suggest you first visit Forbidden City, then continue to visit Jingshan Park.

    Have a good time!

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