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Fragrant Hills Park (Xiangshan Gongyuan)

Haidian District, Beijing, China
+86 10 6259 1155
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walk and hike

a very tiring experience, it took me about 2 hours to go there from central Beijing, taking 2... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2017
Alexandria, Egypt
Need strong legs to reach the top

Very famous for the autumn leaves, but also good for a winter day trip. Fan to climb the stairs to... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2017
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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.
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good45%
  • Average18%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Haidian District, Beijing, China
+86 10 6259 1155
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

a very tiring experience, it took me about 2 hours to go there from central Beijing, taking 2 subway trains and going to a huge bus queue to get into a severely crowded bus that goes into painful traffic jams to finally reach the park...More

Thank minanabil77
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Very famous for the autumn leaves, but also good for a winter day trip. Fan to climb the stairs to the top.

Thank Mooyao
Reviewed 10 November 2017

I'd say the stairs and trails are very well built and in very good condition. There are several areas that are accessible by the disables. However, the top of the hill is just too crowded and filled with trash with Beijing city view. Several toilet...More

Thank goinggift
Reviewed 9 November 2017

located just west of the the west 5th ring road, this is my new favorite place in Beijing. It's a solid 12 miles/20 km bike ride from CBD, but well worth it once you get out there. Lots of hills to climb, and nice views...More

Thank targhee42
Reviewed 4 November 2017

it only makes sense to visit when weather is good. you can see a view of Beijing. when there is smog, you can't see even 10 meters away...

Thank Yuanxi Z
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Fragrant Hills Park (Xiangshan Gongyuan) - Awesome place to spend an afternoon, relaxing and peace of mind.

Thank Emma G
Reviewed 20 October 2017

First time I went here I walked up the hill which was quite a challenge. That was in 1985 and not sure I could make it up these days. Lovely place to visit and wonderful views if the winds are friendly and take the smog...More

Thank Doug G
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Fragrant Hills is about 75 min from Beijing but well worth the effort. It’s a perfect family outing if you want to get away from the city and enjoy a day of hiking, nature, and Chinese culture. Take the ski lift up the mountain and...More

Thank alfazio
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Not all the trees have turned yellow/red/brown/pink yet but there are patches already for viewing. Try to visit before 930am as the crowds start to swarm the place and break the peace if you arrived too late. The park is good for a stroll as...More

Thank savvy8200
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We went there on a Thur in Sept, so not very busy. We took Line 2 to XiZhiMen, then Line 4, then bus 563? It takes about 1.5 hr, but quite straight forward to get to. The park admission is only 10rmb. Since we've been...More

Thank NanP888
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Rebecca A
2 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.