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Fragrant Hills Park (Xiangshan Gongyuan)

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Address: Haidian District, Beijing, China
Phone Number: 010-62591155
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

This lovely wooded park is a favourite of Beijingers, especially in autumn...

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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Nice place close the city

This is a nice are very close the city. Even there are many people due to the large area you don't have a crowded feeling like at the Great Wall. You should come here on days... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Daniel K
Beijing, China

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Unbelievably unremarkable, yet incredibly busy. Depicted on post cards as a red, leafy paradise, the reality was far, far removed from this. + POINTS • Not as busy as the Great Wall (Badaling). • Any actual greenery is an improvement upon the general greyness that is prevalent throughout much of the city. - POINTS • Which Leaves? We visited in... More 

Thank Jamie H
Beijing Region, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to the hills in May of 2015 and it was beautiful! As we were hiking the smell of the flowers was so strong! It was lovely. The hike itself is very good. The steps are well built and not crumbling. Great during the week because it is less crowded. I hear the best time is septmeber-October to see... More 

Thank Hallie O
Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice are very close the city. Even there are many people due to the large area you don't have a crowded feeling like at the Great Wall. You should come here on days without pollution to enjoy the great view from up the mountain.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First, make sure you bring your shoe, not heels!! If you planned to hiked up, believe me its a one tiring journey, I cant make it halfway then decided to go up by cablecar (YEAY! so don't worry) The hike itself could took an hour or more,while by cable car it only took 17 minutes, haha.... I went there during... More 

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We visited Fragrant Hills Park in September, weather was nice, we went there after visiting Summer place, which is not very far from the fragrant hills. It’s a huge nice park with a temple, which is a bit different from any other temples in China. There were beautiful flowers in the entrance of the park, which was excellent and attracted... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

We went there in December 2015. It was just a normal park. But the view was nice with the snow covered ground. Can visit the Azure Cloud Temple when you are there. As the temple is located on the park ground.

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Joshua Tree, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Once you get to the place by bus, it takes another 30-60 minutes by bus to get to the entrance. You walk up a long hill to get in, then pay 10Y. Next, you step climb up the mountain (very long, hard hike) to see what? (there are better views that are easier to get to in other places such... More 

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Kuala Lumpur
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

While the park itself had nothing that wowed me, the crazy access to the park was the killer. I do not understand the logic of building such a large park only to have a narrow road leading to it. We went on a weekday, and it took us 30minute being stuck in the traffic before we finally got down the... More 

Thank heartpatrick
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Visit not at perfect time. Nothing much enjoying the view. Crowd people late evening weekend. Just experiencing

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Hong Kong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Tired of bustling Beijing? it's pollution, traffic, masses of people? than this is a nice alternative. less people and less traffic (and if there are no national holidays or weekends, even less!); best period, though, is autumn, but it will be as busy as Tian An Men square during a summer weekend.

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