The zuihuai (Chinese: 罪槐; pinyin: Zuìhuái; lit. 'guilty pagoda tree') is a specimen of the pagoda tree (Styphnolobium japonicum) located in Jingshan Park, Beijing, China. It is a tourist attraction and national landmark in Jingshan Park. The Chongzhen Emperor, the last ruler of the Ming dynasty, allegedly hanged himself from the tree in 1644 after the imperial capital, Beijing, fell to rebel forces led by Li Zicheng.
The original tree has been replaced numerous times. The current tree is a 150 year old replacement, replanted in 1996.
Marvin King Liu | Dec 27, 2017
One of my favorite places to visit when in Beijing. On a clear day there are great panoramic views of the city and of the forbidden city. If the visibility isn't great this is still a great place to people watch especially on the weekend mornings. The stairs up are not bad at all.
Robert Freeman | Dec 8, 2017
Stop here after going through the Forbidden City for a spectacular and unique view of the City and the Beijing skyline. Fair warning, the best views come with a fair number of stairs, but it's well worth the effort. The other parts of the park are beautiful and worth walking around to enjoy, and there is a small tea shop in the back that has tea sampling to enjoy.
Augustin Crochat | Feb 16, 2018
Very pleasant park. The entrance costs ¥2 and can be payed by WeChat or cash. The view from the highest point of the park is fantastic, you get a beautiful view of almost all of Beijing. The rest of the park was alright. FYI, the steps are sometimes quite slippery and deteriorated, also, the ramps seem inadequate for wheelchairs.
Andreas Klein | Jan 24, 2018
Best place to get a good view over Bejing, especially of the ancient part, the forbidden city. Go there directly in the morning before visiting the forbidden city - chances for clear air are higher in the morning. If you plan to go afterwards, make sure to leave the city from the north exit
Andrew Pritchard | Feb 22, 2018
Great place to relax and mellow out after the busttle of the city and the palace musem.
Augustin Crochat | May 12, 2018
Very pleasant park. The entrance costs ¥2 and can be payed by WeChat or cash. The view from the highest point of the park is fantastic, you get a beautiful view of almost all of Beijing. The rest of the park was alright. Something to take into consideration before going it that the steps are sometimes quite slippery and deteriorated, also, the ramps seem inadequate for wheelchairs.
Jens Benjamin Grünwald | Apr 28, 2018
This is a nice park and you have a great view over the forbidden city from the hill in the middle of the park. If you leave the forbidden city from the north exit, then just visit this park after it. It only takes a few minutes
Zhou YU | May 23, 2018
Too crowded but does have a good view of the city and the forbidden city. Tons of history.
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