Yunmeng Mountain National Forest Park (云蒙山国家森林公园)
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Yunmeng Mountain is one of the most well-known, picturesque mountains in suburban Beijing, and the topography of the forest park is extremely unique.
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The Yunmeng Mountain National Forest Park is located in the northwestern part of Miyun District, and the park gate is at the 81.5-kilometer point of the Jingfeng (Beijing-Fengning) highway. Yunmeng Mountain is one of the most well-known, picturesque mountains in suburban Beijing, and the topography of the forest park is extremely unique. In the park, the mountains are high and towering, the valleys and ravines are steep and deep, the peaks and stones are weirdly shaped, there are many waterfalls and gushing springs, the clouds and mist are beautiful and mysterious, and forests, flowers and grasses are vibrant and blanketing the area. All these form a picturesque natural scenery features, lend the mountain its nickname the “small Huang Mountain of Beijing.”
Yunmeng Mountain National Forest Park occupies a total area of 2,208 hectares and the elevation of its main peak is 1,414 meters. The forest park has rich scenic resources, thick forests and plenty of animal and plant varieties, including 711 species of green plants. From April to October, the bushes and flowers are in full blossom, making for a vibrant and beautiful picture. According to weather statistics, the temperatures in Yunmeng Mountain are generally 6-7 degrees Celsius lower than that on the plains, and the content of negative ion oxygen in the air is 6-12 times greater than that of the cities The air humidity and breeze are also both favorable. The national forest park is the first choice for escaping from the summer heat and for carrying out forest ecological tourism.
In the Yunmeng Mountain National Forest Park, there is a legend that Sun Bin and Pang Juan kowtowed to Guiguzi to become his martial arts disciples, and this legend is evidenced by the ruins of the Temple of Sun Bin at the main peak of Yunmeng Mountain. These add greatly to the atmosphere of mystery that permeates Yunmeng Mountain. The strange peaks, grotesque rocks, ponds and waterfalls, seas of clouds, forests and ancient ruins all form otherworldly, vivid landscapes. Yunmeng Mountain integrates the functions of sightseeing and tourism, letting one escape from the summer heat and vacation, all while attaining fitness and mentally recuperating. The site also allows for scientific exploration, expeditions, all at the same time. Likewise, it is a perfect place for children from elementary schools, middle school, and higher levels of education, alike, to conduct field studies on wild animals and plants, and to gather specimens.
Featured Attractions: It is a sequestered place with rummy hills, characterized as being majestic, steep, fantastic, secluded and open. The experts conferred “Mt. Huangshan’s miniature” after their on-the-spot investigation. The most striking characteristic which make the site superior to Mt. Huangshan is its misty clouds and exuberant forests. The wonder of “The Three Seas” (the sea of forests, clouds and flowers) is rare in Beijing. Yunmeng Mountain has 6 scenic features: strange peaks, grotesque rocks, clouds, forest, waterfall, ancient sites, forming a constantly changing vista. There are flower viewing activities in April and May, Cloud Tours in July and August, and Fruits Harvests in September and October.
Address: Houshanbao Village, Liulimiao Town, Miyun District, Beijing
Bus No. 916 or 936 (Dongzhimenwai-Huairou Bus Station), then transfer to a small bus to the Yunmengshan National Forest Park.