Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Bai Ta stupa, temples and gardens in Beihai Park, Beijing

Beihai Park is very large and it takes a while to discover the many beautiful temples in restored bright colours. When comparing Chinese temples with the ones in Thailand, we miss some colour and details. Here in Beihai Park it is a different setting, the temples shine in red, blue and green. The white stupa is about 40 metres high and visible from the entire park.

Besides the fabulous Chinese gardens, the lake is covered with water lilies. Each pavilion and garden displays architecture of famous cities in China, like Suzhou. Suzhou is known for its canals and gardens which we are going to visit later on our tour around China. Suzhou is located about 1.150 km from Beijing.

Beihai park is enorm groot en het duurt wel even vooraleer je alle tempels ontdekt in hun pas geverfde felle kleuren. Als je de Chinese tempels vergelijkt met deze in Thailand is alles matter en minder gedetailleerd. Hier in Beihai park is dit niet het geval, de tempels staan in vol ornaat met rode, blauwe en groene kleuren. De witte pagode is ongeveer 40 meter hoog en zichtbaar van alle plaatsen in het park. 

Naast de wondermooie Chinese tuinen is er ook een meer dat volledig bedekt is met water lelies. Ieder gebouw en tuin toont bezoekers de architectuur van beroemde Chinese steden, zoals Suzhou. Deze stad staat bekend om zijn tuinen en grachten. We zullen Suzhou dat op ongeveer 1.150km van Beijing ligt later op onze China reis bezoeken. 
 
Beihai Park Beijing

Beihai Park Beijing

Beihai Park Beijing

Beihai Park Beijing

Beihai Park Beijing

Beihai Park Beijing

Beihai Park Beijing

Beihai Park Beijing

Beihai Park Beijing

Beihai Park Beijing

Beihai Park Beijing

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14 comments:

  1. Lovely photos, especially my favorite is of the stairway. Wow, I am a fan of stone stairways. A very interesting place to visit I'm sure.

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  2. i love water gardens. pretty structures.

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  3. Marvelous photos of this special place and building in Beijing. I wish, I could be a blind passenger on your travel. Best regards, Synnöve

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  4. Diep rode kleur hebben de gebouwen of tempels. Wat knap moet het zijn als de waterlelies bloeien op zo'n grote oppervlakte.

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  5. I love the lily pad photo, and the brilliant colors in some of the later pictures. The lst picture, I would love one in my backyard, but smaller of course. The yellow one looks like a boat, gosh even their boats are beautifully colored.

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  6. wonderful tour



    ALOHA from Honolulu
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  7. Monumentale impressies van deze tuin en tempel

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  8. All pictures are beautiful, but most beautiful photo is this of lake,
    Greetings,
    A

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  9. I have always wanted to visit China so thanks for showing me around.

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  10. I love this type of architecture -- so ornate and full of life. Thank you for sharing it!

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  11. de trapopgang vind ik wel heel erg leuk. De felle kleuren zijn toch wel leuk Filip. Fijn weekend wens ik jullie, Dietmut

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