Beijing China Travel

Day 13 : Beihai Park

Days 8-12 basically consisted of work work work so I wont bore you with the details there… leading us to Saturday 11th, my 13th day on the other side of the world! Today I went to Beihai Park, an imperial garden northwest of the Forbidden City in Beijing. Containing a huge man-made lake with an island in the centre and landscaped gardens, the park contains some interesting Buddhist artifacts, an impressive dragon screen (to ward off evil spirits) and an assortment of older people doing Thai Chi and practicing calligraphy on the pavement!

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All in all, a nice place for a leisurely stroll! More photos here.

Originally from the UK, David is designer and wanderer currently based in Tokyo. Prior to this, he lived in China and still returns frequently to continue exploring this vast and varied land. He started Randomwire in 2003 to chronicle his travels and occasional musings. Feel free to drop him a line.

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