Perfect Spots to Appreciate Autumn Leaves in Beijing2016-09-13 14:31:54Share:
Fragrant Hills Park
As a forest park with natural sceneries, Fragrant Hills Park (Xiangshan Park in Chinese) has a long history, especially in architecture. The temple is surrounded by cultivated plants, such as ginkgos, pines and etc. Those plants and trees have been in the temple for a long time and the number is huge.
Xiangshan is famous for its red autumn leaves and the reputation has spreaded around the world. People started to enjoy maple leaves because it, and now it has become a must-go resort in late autumns in Beijing. There are four breathtaking resorts to see those red leaves in China, Xiangshan is one of them. Going to Xiangshan in every November has become a habit to the people living in Beijing. “The Sunny Western Hills after Snow” is the best place to enjoy the first sun light after snow and the red leaves in late autumn. Also, it is one of the old Eight Great Sights of Yanjing. Every autumn, the sumac leaves are all over the mountain in a color same as burning flam, then turn into dark purple after frosted.
Tickets: low season (from 16th November to 31st March) 5 RMB;
Peak season (from 15th November to 1st April) 10 RMB;
Route: Take Subway line 4 to Beigongmen station, then change to bus 696 or 331,563,563 interval, get off at Xiangshan stop;
Jiufeng Forest Park
Jiufeng Forest Park is located in 30 km away, west of Beijing city, deeply embraced by mountains. In the alternation of seasons, Jiufeng changes its cloth as she pleases just like a beautiful girl.
Jiufeng Park is home for a great number of trees, which have lived for a long period. There are over 300 thousand years old trees and more than 20 types, over 1000 in number, trees are at national protected level. The long-lasting history of Jiufeng has been witnessed by the oldest magnolia tree of Beijing that still blooms after ups and downs of its life and the gingko that takes six persons hand in hand to measure. The ancient gingko tree also names “the living fossil”. Although it has broken barks intricate veins, but still strives like an art of god.
Telephone: 62455816, 62455821, 62459209
Tickets: 8 yuan for adult, 4 yuan for student
Route: Take Bus 346 form the Summer Palace stop to North Beianhe intersection stop, and then walk 800 meters towards west. You can also get there directly by taking trains; get on at Pingguoyuan Subway station at Shijingshan District.
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