Fragrant Hills Park (香山公园)

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Different scenic spots can be seen in different seasons: flowers in Spring, green trees in Summer, red leaves in Autumn and snow in Winter

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Admission: 10 RMB (Peak Season), 5 RMB (Off-season)
Opening Hours: Spring and Autumn: 6:00-18:30(April 1 - June 30 & Sep 1 - Nov 30)
Summer: 6:00-19:00(July 1 - August 31)
Winter: 6:00-18:00(November 16 - March 31)
Phone: +86 10 62599886
Best Time to Visit: April to October
Recommended Time for a Visit: 4 Hours

Description

The Fragrant Hills Park is an imperial garden located in the rugged and forest-clad western suburbs of Beijing. The park covers an area of 188 hectares. The highest peak, Xianglu Feng (Incense Burner Peak), is 557 meters high and very challenging for climbers. The park was built in the 26th year of the Emperor Jingdading's Reign (1186 AD) in the Jin dynasty (1115 to 1234 AD) and has witnessed ups and downs over the past 900 years. With famous tourist spots including Xiangshan Temple and Hongguang Temple, the Fragrant Hills Park was named a Beijing's civilized unit in 1993, listed by China National Tourism Administration as an AAAA-rated tourist attraction in 2001, and recognized as one of the first outstanding parks in Beijing in 2002.
 
The 557-meter Xianglu Feng is capped by a giant piece of rock that looks like an incense burner. At dawn and dusk when the peak is mist-shrouded, it looks like a smoking incense burner from afar. Fragrant Hills Park is a century-old park with beautiful natural scenery. Buildings and temples in the park are surrounded by vast cultivated plants such as gingko and Chinese pines, many of which are century-old. In addition, the park abounds with ornamental trees and flowers such as peony, magnolia, midget crabapple, wild apricot, mountain peach, Chinese rose, crape myrtle, forsythia, plum blossom and cloves, forming some centralized flower-viewing areas. Sitting above the Shuangqing Villa, Fragrant Hills Temple was built in 1186 in the Jin dynasty and was previously the largest temple in the region of the Western Hills.

Map

Address: No. 40, Fragrant Hill Maimai Street, Haidian District, Beijing

Transportation:

Take Bus No. 318, 331, 360, 696,or 698 to Xiangshan.
Take Bus No. 563 to East Gate of Xiangshan.

 

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