Jingshan Park is situated on the central axis of old Beijing. It was an imperial garden during the Ming and Qing dynasties. The park's central peak was once the highest point of the old city. The building at its summit, called the Wanchun Pavilion, is must-see for visitors to Jingshan Park. From here you can enjoy views of the whole of the center of Beijing, and photograph the whole of the Forbidden City. This is also where the last emperor of the Ming dynasty, the Chongzhen Emperor, committed suicide by hanging.
I came here once in April this year, this time for a little reason. The same two people took two pictures together. But this time with the equipment, not disappointed. In April, I happened to encounter Peony Blossom (unfortunately, without DSLR). The fare was 10 yuan. This is off-season only 2 yuan, because of the rush to go to the nearest ladder to the highest point, as expected, did not disappoint, and after a while came a large group of crows, just flying in the sunset circle. I don't know if that's the usual way. This excites several of the above cameramen, who are holding up the SLR continuously.
It is said that the Forbidden City is a treasure land of geomantic omen and water, which originates from the Palace Museum near the mountains and rivers. This mountain refers to Jingshan. Today, Jingshan is the Royal Garden of Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties. It goes up the central axis of Beijing City, climbs the highest Wanchun Pavilion, looks south across the street to the Forbidden City Shenwumen, looks north to the Zhonggu Tower, West to the Beihai and TV Tower, and east to the highest building in Beijing, China Respect.
Jingshan Park is located in Jingshanqian Street of Xicheng District of Beijing. It faces Beihai Park in the west. It faces Shenwumen of the Forbidden City in the south. It is the imperial garden of the Ming and Qing Dynasties. It is located on the central axis of Beijing City. Jingshan in the center of the park is 42.6 meters high with an elevation of 88.35 meters. It used to be the commanding point of the whole city. It can overlook the whole city from the top of the mountain. In the three generations of Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties, Jingshan and its adjacent buildings are not only a royal garden for tourists, but also have multiple functions such as custom shooting, ceasefire, ancestor worship, official study, farming, opera and religion. The lush pines and cypresses in the garden and the knitting of tourists are the unique features of the imperial city of Beijing. This is a small hill in Yuan Dynasty, named "Qingshan". According to legend, when the Forbidden City was built in Ming Dynasty, coal was piled here, so it is commonly known as "Meishan". In Yongle period of Ming Dynasty, the soil of excavated moat was piled up here and built into a tall earth hill, called "Longevity Hill", also known as "Zhenshan" of Danei, and one of Jingshan was renamed in the early Qing Dynasty. The five pavilions on the hill were built during the reign of Qianlong. Among them, Wanchun Pavilion, located at the peak of Jingshan, is the highest and best scenic spot on the north-south axis of Beijing. You can see the splendid palace of the Forbidden City in the south, the bell and Drum Tower in the north axis and the White Pagoda in the North Sea in the west. At that time, the mountain jungle sheltered the sun, deer cranes in groups, full of vitality, very rich natural wild interest, planting flowers and plants, fruit trees, known as "back garden", the feudal emperors often come here to enjoy flowers, arrows, banquets, mountain climbing sightseeing, is a beautiful imperial garden. At the end of the Ming Dynasty, Li Zicheng's rebellious army invaded Beijing in March 1644. Emperor Zhu of Chongzhen fled to Jingshan, consciously deserving of his ancestors'foundation. He used his belt to do his best on the crooked-necked locust tree under Guanmiao Pavilion. During the ten-year turmoil, the old locust tree was cut down as "Four Old". In 1981, an ancient locust tree was newly transplanted at its original site. In 1996, an ancient locust tree with more than 150 years of age replaced the one transplanted in 1981. Pagoda tree. During the Gengzi Incident in Guangxu 26 (1900), the eight-nation coalition forces (Britain, the United States, France, Russia, Germany, Japan, Italy and Austria) occupied Beijing. Jingshan was badly damaged. Four Buddhist statues in the five pavilions were looted and all the treasures displayed in the palaces were looted.
Jingshan Park is located on the central axis of Beijing City in Ming and Qing Dynasties. The main entrance is far away from the Shenwumen of the Forbidden City. Jingshan in the center of the park, once the commanding height of the city, overlooks the urban area of Beijing. Jingshan Park is also a royal garden with beautiful environment, surrounded by red walls, lush pines and cypresses, towering ancient trees, continuous flowers in all seasons, beautiful and fragrant. Jingshan Park is the cheapest Royal attraction in Beijing and one of the most frequently visited parks.
Located on the central axis of Beijing City, Jingshan Park covers an area of 32.3 hectares, formerly the Royal Court of Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties. Jingshan is tall and elevated, with lush trees and magnificent scenery. It is the best place for Beijing to climb high and overlook the whole city. In the Yuan Dynasty, more than 600 years ago, it was a small hill named Qingshan . According to legend, when the Forbidden City was built in the Ming Dynasty, coal was piled here, so there were coal Mountain commonly known as. In Yongle period of Ming Dynasty, the soil of excavated moat was piled up here and built into a tall earth mountain called Longevity Mountain , also known as Danei; Zhenshan . Flowers, plants and fruits are planted all over the mountain, which is called Consequence Garden and so on. Feudal emperors often came here to admire flowers, practice arrows, feast and mountaineering. It was a beautiful royal garden.
For me, Jingshan Park was nearly as the Beijing Childrens Palace when I was a child. The Childrens Palace took over some parts of the Jingshan. I had to go to there every weekend for my class.My best memory was riding the bicycle with my parents to there. At that time, my dad always be the guidance of us, we passing through many alleys which ive never heared about. Beijing fainted in the rays of the sunset, the old-gray-brick-walls were gradually wrapped around with golden voile, the summer-light-wind brings a special scent of the sandalwood, thats my memory of childhood.
In ancient times, Jingshan and Beihai were the old ways of Yongding River. During the construction of Qionghua Island in Beihai Park in Liao Dynasty, the remaining soil was accumulated here. By the time of the Yuan Dynasty, Tuqiu was located in the center of the metropolis, so it was designated as the "backyard" for the emperor. It is called "Qingshan" or "Zhenshan". During the period of Zhudi, the ancestor of Ming Dynasty, large-scale construction of city pools, palaces and gardens was carried out. According to the statement "Canglong, White Tiger, Suzaku, Basalt, Four Spirits of the Heaven, Four Squares of the Square", the north of the Forbidden City is the place of basalt, and there should be mountains. Therefore, the soil of the Forbidden City will be excavated and accumulated in "Castle Peak", forming five peaks, known as "Longevity Mountain". In the early Ming Dynasty, the court heaped up coal in Jingshan, so the mountain was also called "Coal Mountain". In the seventeen years of Chongzhen in the Ming Dynasty, Li Zicheng broke through the city of Beijing, and Emperor Chongzhen hanged himself on a crooked neck tree in Jingshan. After the Qing Army entered the Customs, it was called "crime" in order to attract people's hearts. It is said that during the Cultural Revolution, the crooked neck tree was cut down by the Red Guards, and now the big tree was replanted later. If you don't have time to visit the Palace Museum, Jingshan Park is highly recommended. This season is just right. There are hundreds of flowers in the park. The key is the ticket price of 2 yuan, which is the conscience of the industry.
Jingshan Park. opposite Beihai Park. In winter, the branches of Beijing are withered, but persimmons are still on the trees, just in time for everything to go smoothly. There are two ancient trees in the park after Emperor Kangxi ascended the throne. In order to keep the tradition of horseback riding and shooting in mind for the eight banners'sons and daughters, the ancient trees in Jingshan were often used as the target to test their riding and shooting skills, and the two ancient cypresses in front of Guande Hall were named "Second General Cypress".
After many years of cultivation, the peony in Jingshan Park has a very good climate, no less than Luoyang. Entering Dongmen is a peony garden, which is characterized by precious varieties, among which there are many "old guys" for hundreds of years. It's really not easy. Special search for "black peony" because last year to Luoyang to see peony did not pay attention to, to make up for this lesson in Beijing. Asked the staff, and specially recognized the definition of "black" in the popular science introduction of Simon, and then found the famous "Blue Dragon Wo Ink Pool", so it is. The so-called black peony is only a variety, the color is that dark red, a little like the color of roses, not real charcoal. I'm ignorant. Another is the green peony. There are not many peony trees in Jingshan. One plant has not flowered yet. I heard that there are more Green Peony trees in Yuanmingyuan. It seems that the park has its own characteristics is very important, here peony varieties are rich and not tired. Very good. Except for the exquisite peony gardens, there are all peony in the whole week along Jingshan Park, mostly modern varieties. On both sides of the road, there are all hillsides. The peony is in full bloom when tulips are in full bloom. The other flowers in the park are Rosa davidiana and Begonia davidiana. The whole park is beautiful. As far as flower appreciation is concerned, Jingshan Park is really a good place. I felt so addicted that I took a bus to Zhongshan Park and continued to enjoy myself.
It's the first time I went to Jingshan Park when I was so old. Although the park is not big and the mountains are not high, it still feels great to see the central axis of Beijing at the north gate of the Palace Museum, but the gate of the Palace Museum near Jingshan Park is not accessible. It's not very convenient to walk (there are sightseeing buses, but it's expensive!). I entered from the East Gate and went directly to the top of the mountain. It was not far. It took about 20 minutes to get to the scenery on the central axis. There was a dot landmark on which I could sit for a while to think about life and take pictures. It was advisable to wait. When the weather was normal, it would be more magnificent if the weather was good.