Tickets cost around 30 RMB, but if you just want to explore the park you can buy a 10 RMB entrance ticket that excludes the temple buildings. Audio guides are available for an extra 40 RMB plus deposit.
If your stomach’s rumbling, head to Lao Beijing Zhajiang Mian Dawang Restaurant just outside the east gate to sample Beijing’s own version of spaghetti bolognaise, ‘zhajiang’ noodles.
Visit the park before 9am to catch elderly locals exercising en masse.
Tiantandongmen (subway line 5) is the most convenient stop to access the park, via the east gate.
- Families with teenagers
- Families with younger children
- Escaping the crowds
- People watching
- Chilling out