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Beihai Park

China, an East Asian country is one of the world’s oldest civilizations. It has a vast cultural history of more than five thousand years and an outstanding natural beauty. On the other hand, this country has remained a comparatively isolated and secluded one, and being a land of mystery, this country is not known to the western half of the world. However, China is rapidly developing and has grown in the phase of modernization, with an immense speed and is also welcoming the outer world to interact and do business with them.
Beihai Park is one of the most popular parks in China. Located in the city of Beijing, the park covers a total area of more than 68 hectares of which more than half of it is taken up by the lake. The park is also historically important as the Liao Dynasty built a secondary imperial residence here during the 10th century, called Yaoyu or Jade Islet.
During the Yuan Dynasty, the place was reconstructed three times. Also, Guanghandian or the Palace in the Moon where Kublai Khan used to live and many other palace buildings were built on top of the hill. It was in this palace that Kublai Khan received Marco Polo but unfortunately was destroyed. The Islet became the centre of Dadu and is still situated in the heart of modern Beijing.
The Ming Dynasty also saw more renovation such as the Five Dragon Pavilions and the Nine-Dragon Screen on the north bank of the lake and many pavilions and galleries that were erected during that period. From the White Dagoba, tourists can have an excellent view of the Five Dragon Pavilions standing on the conflicting bank of the lake, with colorful commuter boat traveling back and forth between the shores. The project included many other pavilions, halls and terraces which made the park even more harmonious in design.
Beihai Park, justifiably so, enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers, and is one of the most visited place. Its beauty and place in history captivates, and many visitors return again and again.

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