Imperial Parks and Gardens of Beijing: A Walk and Discussion

Date: Thursday, September 28
Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Cost: 300 RMB (260 RMB for members of The Hutong) , including all admission costs, guide fees, and tips.

Beihai and Jingshan Park are two of Beijing’s most famous and beautiful parks. For centuries these former imperial gardens were off-limits to commoners. Today, they are important historic landmarks as well as a gathering places for Beijingers. This walk blends imperial architecture, history, and local life in one three-hour experience. We’ll explore these parks and talk about how the emperors and their families enjoyed these grounds. We’ll climb up Jingshan (about a 5- to 10-minute walk) and get a 360-degree view of the old city, and we will also visit Hortensia Island in Beihai Park.

Duration: About three hours


Spaces for this walk are limited and registration is required. Details about the walk, including meeting points and payment information, will be sent by email as part of your registration confirmation.