Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Beihai Park

With Michael working a 9 to 5 job at an architecture firm, I get a lot of time to explore parts of Beijing. On this particular occasion I decided to take the bus (which has become my major form of transportation) to Beihai park. It is not very far away and it is beautiful. The day that I went was not on a particularly pretty day (more smog! YUCK!) but the park itself was wonderful.

This is called Jade Island and it is in the middle of Beihai Park. It has this huge Gadoba that sits on the center of the island. There are also many other various buildings on the island as well as caves.
One of the many gates that you walk through while in the park. This was one of my favorites.I spent a few hours just sitting on the benches, exploring the grounds and taking in this wonderful little paradise smack dab in the middle of Beijing. It is wonderful to know that such a beautiful park exists here and I hope to go back soon.

1 comment:

Lynze said...

So pretty! Looks like you guys are having an amazing time!