Beside the Forbidden City and Jingshan Park, in the center of Beijing City is an imperial garden called Beihai Park. Initially built in the 10th century, it has a history of over a thousand years, including five dynasties, Liao, Jin, Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasty (916--1911).
The Park has an area of more than 700,000 square meters, with a water area that covers more than half of the entire Park. (travelchinaguide.com)
By kjfitz @ 2005-06-25 17:08:39