Crown prince wood
This is a wood of ancient cypresses that is said to have been planted by crown princes of the Ming Dynasty, who were so young and naughty that they did not arrange them in good order. As a result, the wood looks rather different from other cypress woods in the compound.
The bridges of halberd gate
Built in the Ming Dynasty, the seven single-arch stone bridges span Gold River before Halberd Gate. Each bridge is eight meters wide, with white marble guardrails on both sides and columns alternately adorned with dragon and phoenix motifs. The middle bridge was for the emperor, and the bridges on both sides were respectively for princes, officials and ordinary people, reflecting the feudal hierarchy.
Directions: Take Bus 1, 2, 10, 20, 37, 52, 59, 120, 126, 728, 99 and get off at Tian’an Men East, or take Subway Line 1 and get off at Tian’an Men East station.
Reservation: Accept group reservations.
Capacity: More than 300 people.
Service: Free on-site commentary in China.
Notice: It’s one of the national key cultural relics protection units. No smoking.