The Coal Hill Park

Entrance Fee
CNY 2 (Fee of exhibitions is not included)
Opening Hours
April to October: 06:00 – 21:00, ticket sale ends at 20:30
November to March: 06:30 – 20:00, ticket sale ends at 19:30

Jingshan Park, also known as Coal Hill, is a splendid royal landscape garden situated just across the street from the exit of the Forbidden City. Encompassing an expansive area of 57 acres (approximately 230,000 square meters), the park is strategically positioned on the central point of the south-north axis of the city, facing the north gate of the Forbidden City. It is located on Jingshan Hill, with its mid-summit standing as the highest point in Beijing. From this vantage point, visitors can enjoy a panoramic and unobstructed view of the Forbidden City.

Jingshan Park is adorned with numerous historic structures, including the revered Hope Tower or ‘xiwanglou,’ the coffins of the Qing Dynasty members at the Visiting Virtue Hall or ‘Guandedian,’ and the site where the final emperor of the Ming Dynasty, Chongzhen, tragically took his own life from a Chinese scholar tree (although the tree no longer stands).

The elevated location of the park provides sweeping views across Beijing, making it a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. Beyond its historical significance, Jingshan Park has evolved into a vibrant social space amid the bustling city streets, where people engage in activities such as dancing, singing, and storytelling through the traditional art of kuaiban. This combination of historical richness and contemporary social engagement makes Jingshan Park a multifaceted and cherished attraction in Beijing.


Popular Beijing Tours

Customize Your Own Tour


    We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website.