Beijing - Looking north atop Jingshan toward Drum Tower

Beijing, as seen from the top of Jingshan (Sightseeing Hill), in the direction of north, toward Drum Tower. Jingshan is a hill located in the Jingshan Park, which in turn is located north of the Forbidden City. This used to be a park reserved for the imperial family. Standing on top of Jingshan, one can take an overview of Beijing. Looking north, in the background one sees the drum tower of old Beijing. Beyond Drum Tower (Gu Lou) there is Bell Tower (Zhong Lou), which not shown here. Farther north lie the Olympic Park and Greens, site of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.