Top 3 Places to Visit in Beijing This Spring2016-02-25 16:00:54Share:
As the winter walks away, the spring comes. Where to experience the most amazing view of Beijing during this warm season? At least you can't miss the following 3 places in Beijing.
Jiufeng National Forest Park
Jiufeng Forest Park, situated 30 kilometers west of Beijing, is embraced by the mountains. The highest peak is 1153 meters above sea level. It is the second peak of Haidian district, with 832.04 hectares of forest land and 53.96 ℉ of annual average temperature.
Jiufeng means “vulture peak” in Chinese, and the park got its name because its two peaks are just like two vultures soaring while seen from a distance. Jiufeng National Forest Park is currently a popular science activity base for teenagers, and in history, Jiufeng was one of the seventy-two barracks of the Liao Dynasty. The park covers a total area of 832.04 hectares, with the annual average temperature of about 12.2 ℃. Its main peak is 465 meters above the sea level, and the highest peak in the park is 1,153 meters high, which is the second highest peak in Haidian District.
Located in Haidian District, Yuyuantan Park (Jade Lake Park) is easily accessible, with the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse to its eastern gate, China Central Radio and Television Tower to its west, Navy General Hospital to its north and China Millennium Monument to its south.
Yuyuantan Park is famous for its sakura blossom in Spring
With 1,820 meters (1.13 miles) wide from west to east and 1,106 meters (0.69 miles) long from north to south, Yuyuantan Park covers an area of 136.69 hectares and the water surface spans an area of 61 hectares. Back in the Jin Dynasty (1115-1234), Yuyuantan Park was already a famous scenic spot.
The Summer Palace
Situated in western outskirts of Beijing, the Summer Palace is 10 kilometers from the central city. It is China's leading classical garden which enjoys a worldwide reputation. The Summer Palace was opened to the public in 1924 and included in the UNESCO world heritage list in 1998. A whole day is needed to view it in detail.
The Summer Palace was first built in 1153 and served as an imperial palace for short stays away from the capital. Empress Dowager Ci Xi rebuilt it in 1888 with a large sum of money which had been appropriated to build a Chinese navy.
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