Longtan Park (Dragon Pool Park), with its 118 hectares of cypresses, willows and pagoda trees, and 3,700 meters of zig-zagging lakeshore, is one of the Beijing's most popular parks.
The 330,000 square-meter lake is bisected by a series of stone arched bridges connecting four small islands that can be reached via boat.
Other scenic spots in the park include Longyinge, Longtan and Longmen, while Longtan Park annually hosts a Spring Festival Temple Fair and the occasional Dragon Boat Race.
Only a 70 km (44 mi) drive from Beijing, Badaling (Bādálǐng, 八达岭) is the most visited section of the Great Wall. Constructed during the Ming Dynasty, Badaling..
Fragrant Hills Park (Xiāngshān Gōngyuán, 香山公园) is located some 20 km (12 mi) northwest of Beijing, not far from the Summer Palace. Though the name..
Home to the biggest bell in China, the Great Bell Temple (Dàzhōng Sì, 大钟寺) was built in 1733 during the Qing Dynasty. The bell itself, known as..
The Temple of Heaven (Tiāntán, 天坛), completed in 1420 during the reign of the Ming Emperor Yongle, was the most sacred space in which the..