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Jingshan 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.
Jingshan Park meaning The Coal Hill Park is located right to the north of the Palace Museum. It used to be a private garden of the royal family. When the Imperial Palace was built in the early Ming Dynasty, the earth excavated to make the moat was piled up, and five peaks took shape. Coal was once piled around the foot of the hill, is hence also known as Coal Hill. In Qianlong's time, fruit trees grew and also birds were raised in the grounds, the place was then called the Hundred Fruits Garden.
This park is just behind the Forbidden City. It used to be a natural screen. In the Ming and Qing dynasties, it was regarded as Dominating Hill, sign of stability of the feudal rulers. Also, there used to be a bronze statue of a god in each of the pavilions. The Beijing Evening News reported in 1987 that viewed from the air, this park is just like a smiling giant Buddha. This was an innovative discovery in testing isolated sensing colourful images by the remote sensing technical experts of the Ministry of Geology and Mineral Resources.

Jingshan Park is definitely one of the popular tourist attractions in China. It is worth paying a visit while touring the country. This place will leave a pleasing and unforgettable memory and justify the proud cultural tradition of China.

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