Ticket prices are a snip at 3 RMB.
Combine with a visit to the Forbidden City. Leave the park by the south entrance and cross the street to enter the palace through the quieter north gate.
Avoid weekends in high season when the park becomes overrun with cap-wearing Chinese tour groups.
Try to visit before 9am or at sundown to see the locals singing, dancing and performing tai chi together.
- Backpackers / Students
- Families with teenagers
- Families with younger children
- Mature travellers
- Great views / scenery
- People watching