Jingshan Park

Jingshan park is located in the central point of the north-south axis of Beijing. It is south of the Palace Museum, west of the Beihai Park, north of the drum and bell tower far away. It was the highest point in the downtown of Beijing. Jingshan was the imperial garden during the Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties. The name has been changed for many times, like  Qingshan, Longevity mountain, Zhenshan, Jingshan. It is also known as the local people called, Coal Mountain. It was opened to the public since 1928 and was designated as a important  cultural relic protection in 1957. In 2001, it was listed as a national cultural relic protection unit and designated as a national 4A scenic spot. In 2005, it was rated as a "boutique park" of Beijing.

 


Jingshan park have lots of ancient trees, unique peaks, temple, a wide variety of peony, lots of cultural activities. There are Five pavilions on the hill. The middle one , WanChuntTing, is located in the central axis of Beijing high point. You can enjoy the weather and geographical position. You can overlook the imperial palace panorama, view the capital axis, and enjoy the neat and symmetrical layout verve, read the magnificent palace architecture. It was an important place for emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties to worship and remember their ancestors. It is a sacred place for inheriting and carrying forward Chinese filial piety culture.