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Fragrant Hills Park (Xiangshan Gongyuan)

Haidian District, Beijing, China
+86 10 6259 1155
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Cool summer retreat

Getting away from the stifling Beijing summer heat. Autumn also beautiful as leaves turn their... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Penang Island, Malaysia
A must go especially during Oct/November!

Definitely not regretting spending over 7hours in this Hill. Awesome and highly recommended place... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
Singapore, Singapore
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This lovely wooded park is a favourite of Beijingers, especially in autumn to see the maple trees with their striking red leaves ( it’s traditional to collect them). Walk thru the lower areas spotted with pavilions & temples and winding paths to wander around, or take the cable car up to the top for some views of the surrounding hilly countryside.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Haidian District, Beijing, China
+86 10 6259 1155
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Getting away from the stifling Beijing summer heat. Autumn also beautiful as leaves turn their coulor. Take bus from back of Summer Palace.

Thank LaohuPenang
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Definitely not regretting spending over 7hours in this Hill. Awesome and highly recommended place to appreciate the beautiful autumn foliage. Could consider the trek up and down the hill (do consider the rocky and uneven ground) or taking the cable car down the mountain. Either...More

Thank zen_lwz
Reviewed 13 January 2017

When you want to get a break from Beijing’s pollution, this is THE place to go. Ridiculously fit power-walkers can get up the hill in 20 minutes – I usually do a leisurely hike for about an hour. And be prepared to be humiliated by...More

3  Thank Andrew L
Reviewed 4 January 2017

From the top one have an amazing view of Beijing on a clear day with no smog or haze. From the top you may also take a hike to the surrounding smaller villages.

Thank TinaInChina
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Don't go for a Chinese holiday, as the crowds will ruin it. The second time I went it was mid-week in Autumn, so the leaves were changing and the crowds were elsewhere. Unfortunately, like all height-related tourist attractions, Beijing's pollution will either diminish or destroy...More

Thank KarenTraveling
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

The best time to go is early November, when the red leaves are out, but try to avoid weekends or public holidays, when you'll see more people than leaves! This is a long way from central Beijing and is quite difficult to reach by public...More

2  Thank mattodowd
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

It's a 5-6 hours hiking, requires you to keep yourself hydrated. Better to start early to avoid light issue. Better to choose better track else you may have to hike more in order to reach at the top. You can also go by cable car.

2  Thank Abdul G
Reviewed 24 November 2016

It is so close to town about 45 min. Drive. We went in a Sunny day but still was not able to see very well. The Park is really nice and with history. There is a cable car about 18 min/ each way. Prepare to...More

Thank kite313
Reviewed 21 November 2016

The most spectacular natural scenery in the Fragrant Hills Park is the red smoke tree leaves over the mountains. Best recommended to go in Autumn ( 1st Week of NOVEMBER) according to locals. 830 am - Transfer to bus 331 to XiangShan Station. We spent...More

Thank Cindy S
Reviewed 9 November 2016

The best time to visit this park is during autumn, where it is famous for its red leaves and scenery. I entered by the east gate. About 5 minutes after the entrance is the Tranquility Green Lake (Jingcui Lake). This lake is peaceful, though not...More

Thank LG_Kay
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Rebecca A
3 November 2016|
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Response from wflovestotravel | Reviewed this property |
There is not much to see or do at the foot of the mountain. How long it will take depends on how fast you can walk and how often you will stop to see buildings or the view, but I would give 1 to 1.5 hours for sure.
31 August 2015|
Response from Jennifer M | Reviewed this property |
The easiest way is to take subway line 1 to Bajiao Amusement Park and bus No. 60 to the foot of the hill of the park.