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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...

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 alternative for nature

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Xueyan D
Hong Kong

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73 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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216 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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.

Thank Xueyan D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Worth seeing but incredibly busy. The autumn leaf colours, a big draw for tourists, don't last long, so be careful you don't miss them. Some steep parts but that's good because you can escape the crowds a bit. Take a taxi as it's quite far out. Then try and get a taxi back, ha, or jump on any bus and... More 

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Fragrant hills is home to an amazing Buddhist temple. It's huge and stunning and even my five year old was fascinated by it. In it's grounds is a peaceful little hidden glen which was a lovely find on a really hot day. The whole park is so huge that we only saw a fraction of it in the four hours... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

hill has good tracks to hike on. beautiful plantation n ponds, well maintained n clean resort. however there is no particular food or restaurant available at the top except light snacks. good if u want to go for picnic n have good food taken from home with you. toilets are available. beautiful view of Beijing from the top of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Fragrant Hills has always been famous for the amazing view of red leaves in late fall, sticking out of the top of the mountain like the red hot top of a stick of burning incense (which is how it got its name). A lot of recent (and ongoing) construction has made this park into a world-class manicured park for walks... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We came here during a rather warm day, but had a great experience nonetheless. There weren't many people on a weekday and despite a couple of construction sites, there was plenty to have a look at. We used maps provided to walk all the way to the top (quiet a challenge for two smokers), then took a ride on a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

On our trip to Beijing our Tour Operator took us to Fragrant Mountain or Hill during our final few days there. Our guide swore testament to the beauty of the autumn leaves and it was with that that we made our way up to the park. Our coach had to stop quite a bit away so we had to walk... More 

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