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  • To make your journey efficient and interesting, I recommend you to combine your trip to Bei-hai with the Forbidden City


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      The word ‘bei-hai’ (in Chinese) means north sea. It is actually the northern-most lake of a group of three lakes located in Beijing, to the north west and within walking distance from the Forbidden City. A small admission fee is chargeable for visitors entering Bei-hai area.

      This rather round-shaped lake is fairly large. There is a pedestrian path around it. At one spot near the entrance gate, there is a small Buddhist temple on a hill. Climb the stair


      to the front of the main gate of the temple, and you will see a beautiful scene of the lake and some buildings around and at the centre of the lake especially the White Pagoda. I like this scene very much. Should you enter the temple, another small fee is chargeable.

      I was mentioning the buildings at the centre of the lake. They are built on an isle. To reach it, just use one of the bridges connecting the ...


      • islet and the bank. This place is much bigger than it looks from the bank. At this hilly area, there are some nice-designed traditional shelters for visitors, stone-made pedestrian pathways, a tiny wood, and the White Pagoda at the top-most of the islet. Another small fee is chargeable for visitors entering the pagoda where you can enjoy very beautiful scenes around the lake.

        A minimum of three hours is needed to go around Bei-hai, or about two hours if

        you go straight to the White Pagoda. Visitors may also sail small boats full with Chinese traditional decoration around the lake. To make your journey efficient and interesting, I recommend you to combine your trip to Bei-hai with the Forbidden City. Arrange your journey to Bei-hai in the afternoon after visiting the Forbidden City and exiting via the North Gate. Having finished with Bei-hai, then walk back to Tian-an-men gate just before dark to see Tian-an-men in the evening.




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