Beijing - Beihai Park & Xicheng North (PDF Chapter)
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
- escape the city sprawl at Hòuhǎi Lakes, sedate during the day and raucous at night
- 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.