Free-Entry to Beijing Parks on the National Day
On October 1, when China will celebrate the National Day, over 370 parks in Beijing will open their doors for free entry. This is a one-day deal and among the free-entry parks are the Beijing Botanic Garden, Xiangshan Park, Ditan Park, Yuanming Park, and Xishan National Forest Park.
However, the few most popular parks in the city will continue to charge entry fees, including Yiheyuan (Summer Palace), Beihai Park, Jingshan Park, Beijing Garden Expo, Beijing Zoo, Tiantan (Temple of Heaven), Chaoyang Park, Beijing Garden Expo, Taoranting Garden, and Yuyuantao Park. Celebrative galas and fairs will held in the last five parks listed here.
The parks, with fee or fee-free, will operate on their normal hours on the National Day.
The Imperial Forbbiden City is considered a museum instead of a park, so the policies given above won't affect its operations.
In any event, fully expect large crowds in all of the parks in Beijing, and, for that matter across China, during the National-Day holiday.