BeiHai Park

Beijing, China

Jade Island

The hill on Jade Island (QiongDao) is covered with statues, halls and pavilions, odd-shaped porous rocks, stone steles and tablets, all artistically arranged and landscaped.


There are many winding walkways connecting the various sites.


This bronze statue of an immortal stands on the northern slope of the hill,
holding a dew plate.
It was erected in the 18th century to collect dew for brewing medicine
for the royal family.

Still visible on many of the stones are poems and other literary gems carved after the greatly admired handwriting of Emperor Qian Long, whose poetry and calligraphy are well-known for their beauty.

Jade Island is linked with the southern shore of the lake by a stone bridge that is one of the few remaining Yuan dynasty structures.



There is a second stone bridge from the island to the east shore.


The island as seen from the north shore on a
misty early morning

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Beihai Park Introduction

Beihai Park Videos All ten videos

Beihai Park Introduction
Layout and Map

South Scenic Area

The Circular City

On the Island

Jade Island
YongAn Temple
Pavilion of Benevolent Voice
The White Dagoba
The Long Corridor
FangShan Restaurant
Chamber for Reading the Classics
ZhiZhu Hall

East Scenic Area


North West Scenic Area

Peaceful Heart Garden
Heavenly King Hall
DaCi ZhenRu Hall
The 9 Dragon Screen
The 5 Dragon Pavilions
The 5 Dragon Pavilions (2)
ChanFu Temple and Garden
The Pavilion of Complete Happiness
Boating at BeiHai Park

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