A former hangout for literati, while most other Beijing parks were for imperial families only. The park has a total area of 240,000 m2 with water area accounting for 69,000 m2. The park is a mixture of ancient construction styles and modern park design. It was built in 1952. Taoran Pavilion (one of the four most important in Beijing) build in 1695 and some tombs are located in the park. The park has a lake with pavilions on the bank. The park also has a Mini Golf Center, a Water Wonder Land as well as Peacock, China Rose, and Deer Gardens.
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Taoranting Park and Nearby Attractions on Map
Yongdingmen was the former front gate of the outer section of Beijing's old city wall during the Ming and Qing Dynasties, originally built in 1553.
Museum of Ancient Pottery Civil(1.7 km)
Shows the Chinese history of pottery from Neolithic Age to now.
Niu Street Mosque(1.9 km)
Famous Mosque build in 996 and the oldest and largest of the mosques in Beijing.
Beijing Grand View Garden(1.9 km)
Garden established in the 1980s based on the novel 'The Dream of the Red Mansions'.
Song Tang Zhai Museum of Traditional Chinese Folk Carving(1.4 km)
This is a small privately owned museum showing carvings in doors, furniture, other wood and stone.
Museum of Ancient Architecture(1.4 km)
Museum with a model of Beijing ancient city as well as exhibits of Beijing's ancient architecture.
Baoguo Temple(2.5 km)
Founded in 1103, various uses during the next centuries, almost forgotten after 1949, but now renovated and open to public.
Fayuan Temple(1.5 km)
This Buddhist temple was built in 645 and rebuilt in 1436-1449, which makes it the oldest existing in Beijing.
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