Sunset View at Jingshan Park

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Plan your Beijing tour? On a clear day, it is worth your time climbing up the hill in Jingshan Park, an excellent point both for viewing sunsets and the entire Forbidden City. The Jingshan Park is located to the north of Forbidden City.
 
You may exit from the north gate of the Forbidden City and then cross the road, you will see the south gate of Jingshan Park. There are other two entrances to Jingshan Park, east gate and west gate. For normal opening time, the enctrance fee is only RMB2. But during the Peony Festival from later April and May each each year, the enctrance is raised to RMB10 per person.
 
The hill in Jingshan Park is 42.6 meters at relative height and 88.35 at sea level. Just climb the steep stairs to the tower – Wanchu Pavilin perched on the hill in the park. Wanchu Pavilin is the hightest point along the north-south axis, a good place to have a panoramic view of the capital’s downtown area: East, CBD; North, Drum Tower; West, Beihai Park and the south is to the north gate of the Forbidden City.
 
You need to pick your day – to avoid a hazy or smoky day and learn about the sunset time in advance. For sunset time, please check the page of Beijing Climate Photos.
 
Well, follow us up to the Hill in Jingshan Park.
 
On the hill, there are five pavilions with Wanchun Pavilion perched in the middle along Beijing’s North-south axis. The Wanchun Pavilion is the best point to view the sunset and the birds’-eye view of Forbidden City.
 
On the way up to Wanchu Pavilion
On the way up to Wanchu Pavilion

On the way up to Wanchu Pavilion

 
Have a panoramic view of the Forbidden City
Have a panoramic view of the Forbidden City

Have a panoramic view of the Forbidden City

 
Face to the north and Stand on the Wanchun Pavilion, you will see a circular copper sign indicating the Beijing’s north- south axis.
a circular copper indicating the Beijing's north- south axis

a circular copper indicating the Beijing’s north- south axis

 
The city is enveloped in the glow of sunset.
the city enveloped in the glow of sunset

the city enveloped in the glow of sunset

 
The intense orange and red colors of the Sunset
The intense orange and red colors of the Sunset

The intense orange and red colors of the Sunset

 
Concentrating on capturing the beautiful sunset
Concentrating on capturing the beautiful sunset

Concentrating on capturing the beautiful sunset

 
The sun is almost disappearing.
The sun is almost disappearing

The sun is almost disappearing

 
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