Beijing Attraction

Jingshan Park

Jingshan Park | 景山公园

Jingshan Park is located right on the center point of North-South axis of Beijing. It neighboring Forbidden city to the south, close to Beihai park in its west, and near the Gulou in its north, it was the highest point of Beijing, also known as the Coal Mountain.

Jingshan was the royal palace backyard in Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties. Its name was also changed several times, such as, Castle Peak, Long live Hill, Zhenshan and Jingshan.
It was opened in 1928. In 1957, it was designated as the Beijing cultural relics protection units, and in 2001, it was listed as a national cultural relics protection units

Jingshan Park is an imperial park covering 23 hectares. The focal point is the artificial hill Jingshan, literally “Prospect Hill”.

Approximately a thousand years ago, the 46 meter high artificial hill was constructed in the year of “Yong Le |永乐 ” of the Ming dynasty entirely from the soil excavated in forming the moats of the Imperial Palace and nearby canals.

Jingshan consists of five individual peaks, and on the top of each peak there lies an elaborate pavilion. These pavilions were used by officials for both gathering and leisure. These five peaks also draw the approximate historical axis of central Beijing.

According to chinese “Feng Shui | 风水 ” that it said that the tombs and residences sited south of a nearby hill, serving to channel both harmful “Yin | 阴” and cold northern winds, however, With Jingshan serving that purpose, it gained the very positive nickname of “Feng Shui Hill”. It is also well known to locals as Coal Hill.


Jingshan Park official site :

Opening Hours

High Travel Season: 06:30 am – 21:00 pm
Low Travel Season: 06:30 am – 20:00 pm

Address & Contact

Add: Jingshan Qian Street, Xicheng, Beijing
Phone: +86 10 6403 8098

Season defination

High Travel Season: from April 1st to October 31st
Low Travel Season: from November 1st to the next March 31st

Entrance fee

Full rate : RMB 2.00 per person / discount ticket: RMB 1.00 per person
With Activity: RMB 10.00 per person / discount ticket: RMB 5.00 per person

Tips on visiting

Stop ticketing time: 20:30 pm in High Travel Season
Stop ticketing time: 19:30 pm in Low Travel Season

How to Get There

The South Gate

The East Gate

The West Gate

By bus

Take No.101,No.103,No.109,No.124,No.68,No.58,No.Z1, No.Z2, At Bus stop “Gu Gong stop | 故宫站”, walk from here for about 200 meters to reach the South gate of Jinshan Park

By bus

Take No.111, No.124, No.58, At Bus stop “Jin shan Dong Men stop | 景山东门站”, heading north and walk about 200 meters to reach the East gate of Jinshan Park

By bus

Take No.5,No.58, At Bus stop “Xi Ban Qiao stop | 西板桥站”, walk 50 meters to reach the West gate of Jinshan Park

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