Stroll Inside Parks and Enjoy Natural Beauty
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As a city with a history of over 3000 years, Beijing retains numerous cultural relics and contains a strong cultural deposit, which attracts many foreigners to come and appreciate its antique beauty. But it is not all about Beijing. There are also some natural landscapes in Beijing, which cannot be found elsewhere. You can go to Xiedao to appreciate the beautiful farming scenery, go to the Fragrant Hill to enjoy the beauty of red leaves spread the whole mountain in autumn and go to the Cave of Stone Flowers to enjoy the extremely fine workmanship of nature. At present, red leaves are turning red. Besides, Cave of Stone Flowers is a nice place to get rid of the rest summer heat. At Xiedao, you will witness another beauty of Beijing. So it is a nice season to pay a visit to the three scenic spots. So during your 72-hour-visa-free stay in Beijing, go to have a look at the three places and I am sure you will not be disappointed.

Day 1: Red Leaves in Fragrant Hills

Fragrant Hills Park is located at the eastern foot of the Small Fragrant Hills Mountain in the north of Beijing. It is 20 km away from Beijing, has an area of 188 hectares and is 557 meters above sea level. The park is a large famous mountain park which has the characteristics of the royal gardens. Fragrant Hills Park was originally established in 1186 (the 26th year of Emperor Dading in the Jin [gold] Dynasty), and has been around for over 800 years...

Opening Hours: 6:00 – 19:00

Highlights: The Red Leaves and Biyun Temple

The Red Leaves and Biyun Temple: The Red Leaves: The sumac trees all over the hills turn as red as fire in fall every year, and become purple after frosts.Biyun Temple: This ancient temple has the most beautiful scenery of the hills, and its topography shows greatness and solemnity.

Apress: No. 40 Baibai Street, Fragrant Hills Park, Haidian District, Beijing

Restaurants: Najia Banquet, Xibei Northwestern Cuisine (Fragrant Hills), and Banshan Coffee.

Transportation: Take Bus No. 318, 331, 360, 360 Express, 696, or 698, and get off at Fragrant Hills Station.

Details: Enjoy Coolness and Tranquility at Fragrant Hills Park

Day 3: Underground Beauty at Cave of Stone Flower

Originally the cave was called Qianzhen Cave, or Shifo Cave, names given it by the wanderer monk Yuan Guang during the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644). The cave thus became famous from then on. Covering an area of about 1.8 Hectares, Stone Flower Cave is a multilayer Karst cave with seven clearly distributed layers. The first to the sixth layers are the cave scenery area and the seventh layer is the underground river. There are twelve huge "cave halls" which are interconnected with countless narrow passages, sixteen "cave chambers" and 71 "branch caves" in many sizes and shapes.

Opening Hours: 10:00-16:00

Highlights: Stalactites and Stalagmites

Stalactites and Stalagmites: Inside the cave, you will be amazed at nature’s creativity. Stone makes up of all the features there: fantastic stalactites, stalagmites, curtains and, flowers. Everywhere is full of the sound of water dripping "Di Di Da" which is composed into delightful music. Stalactites and stalagmites are growing until one day they meet. The milk white stone "Yue Nai Shi" is a wonder in the cave and a national treasure. It comes in many shapes such as stone lotus and mushroom.

Apress: Nancheying Village, Hebei Town, Fangshan District

Transportation: Take Bus 917 at Beijing Tianqiao Long-distance Bus Station and find its Stone Flower Cave special branch line. If you fail to find the direct special line, take the 917 Zhi to Hebeizhuang, and get off at Shihuadong Daokou Station. Then change to Fangshan Bus 43 to Shihuadong Station.

Restaurants: Shihuadong Restaurant, Shihuadong Guangming Restaurant, Shihuadong Shihualou Restaurant

Details: The History of the Great Wall, and the Wonder of the World.

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