Located on the west of Tiananmen, it's an important heritage site under state protection. It was formerly the altar in the Ming and Qing Dynasties where emperors at that time offered sacrifices respectively to the God of Land and the God of Grain every February and August of the lunar calendar. After it was turned into a park, effective transformation and construction have been carried out on the premise of protecting the holy charm of the ancient altar and temple. Famous varieties of orchids were introduced into the park from Zhejiang, Fujian, Jiangxi, Guandong, Guangxi, Yunnan, Guizhou, Sichuan and Tibet successively and now amount to nearly 3000 pots of orchids in more than 100 varieties. The large quantity and high variety grade of the orchids in the park are rarely seen in the areas of North China, West China and East China. There are trees all over the garden, including 602 old cypresses, of which 7 old cypresses dating back to the Liao Dynasty are more than 1000 years old but still have exuberant branches and leaves. The "embracement of a Japanese pagoda tree and a cypress" beyond the southwest corner of the internal altar is also a wonder. The large area of peonies behind Tanghuawu is like a forest in time-honored varieties of high grade. When the flowers bloom, they are beautiful and fragrant.
Time of enjoying flowers: early April to early May
Admission: the price is increased from 3 yuan/person to 10 yuan/person during the tulip show and a 50% discount is offered to students. Annual tickets and seasonal tickets are still valid during this occasion.
Ordinary time: 3 yuan/person. Free of charge for the senior over 65 years old with certificates of the senior for preferential treatment (excluding the garden in garden and occasions when big events are held).
Add: on the west of Tiananmen, Dongcheng District, Beijing
How to arrive there: South gate: By Bus 1, 4, 5, 10, 37, 52 or 802; By Subway Line 1 to West Tiananmen Stop; West gate: By Bus 5.