Spring Flowers at Beihai Park in Beijing

Beihai Park 北海公园 is a staple in the Beijing park scene. It’s centrally located right in the heart of Beijing, just north of Jingshan Park and the Forbidden City. It’s a former imperial garden that was first built in the 11th century, and is among the largest of all Chinese gardens. I’ve been to Beihai many times since I moved here in 2018 – for solo photo trips, for long slow afternoon walks, and also with friends to pass an afternoon. It’s perfect whether you want a little piece of nature in the busy Beijing city, want to go boating on the lake, or want a glimpse of local Chinese people dancing and doing tai chi. I went back again last week to soak in the spring sunshine and check out the peach blossoms at the top of the hill! Here are some of the photos I took of the spring flowers at Beihai Park – in my favorite pink spring dress I wore in Wuhan last year, of course

Spring Flowers at Beihai Park in Beijing

Beihai Park 北海公园 is a staple in the Beijing park scene. It’s centrally located right in the heart of Beijing, just north of Jingshan Park and the Forbidden City. It’s a former imperial garden that was first built in the 11th century, and is among the largest of all Chinese gardens.

I’ve been to Beihai many times since I moved here in 2018 – for solo photo trips, for long slow afternoon walks, and also with friends to pass an afternoon. It’s perfect whether you want a little piece of nature in the busy Beijing city, want to go boating on the lake, or want a glimpse of local Chinese people dancing and doing tai chi.

I went back again last week to soak in the spring sunshine and check out the peach blossoms at the top of the hill! Here are some of the photos I took of the spring flowers at Beihai Park – in my favorite pink spring dress I wore in Wuhan last year, of course