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Top eight boating destinations in Beijing (6)

People's Daily Online)  13:32, June 09, 2013  

Zhongshan Park (file photo)

6. Zhongshan Park

Adjacent to the Forbidden City, Zhongshan Park is a lovely garden oft-overlooked by Beijing's visitors. The park covers an area of 24 hectares and is a grand example of classical Chinese landscape gardening. It is also famous for many old cypress trees, some of which are over 1,000 years old.

The park also features a concert hall, a large pond, peonies (late spring and early summer), rock gardens, pavilions and colorful long corridors. At the north end, one can go boating on part of the Forbidden City moat.

Address: No.4, Zhonghua Road, Dongcheng District, Beijing (East side of Tian'anmen tower)
Entrance Fee: 3 yuan (10 yuan during the Tulips Festival)
Opening hours:
6:30 -22:00 (June to August);
6:00-21:00 (April, May, September, October)
6:30-20:00 (November to next March)

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