Beijing - Beihai Park & Xicheng North (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Běihǎi Park & Xīchéng North chapter from Lonely Planet’s Beijing guidebook.

Most of the Imperial City was in this part of Xīchéng, lending it a regal grandeur that survives to this day. Endowed with ancient temples and charming laneways, it’s one of the most worthwhile neighbourhoods to visit in all Běijīng.

  • explore Běihǎi Park, once reserved for emperors only and one of the capital’s most striking imperial parks
  • maps
  • escape the city sprawl at Hòuhǎi Lakes, sedate during the day and raucous at night
  • transport
  • spend a morning at the impressive Capital Museum to understand the evolution of this great city
  • restaurants & bars

Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping.

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