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
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 Beijing guided tours:
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
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