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

A beautiful park in the western part of Beijing, just outside ring 5. Here you can enjoy a nice walk amongst trees, plants, small lakes/waters - some with fish in them, tempels... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Beijing's pollution is well known and if you strike out and are at the fragrant Hills on a day with high pollution it will be disappointing. Getting there is a hassle as there is no public transport so be prepared for an expensive taxi ride or battle the subway to the end of the line then try to find a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Visited back in Sep 2011. This is definitely an ideal place to go hiking and racing if you're into running and jogging! The palace/pagoda on the top is our destination because we can take a grandiose glance at the whole district of Shijingshang and Fengtai)! You can also find aromatic dandelions and jasmine here as well! There are different types... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

A beautiful park in the western part of Beijing, just outside ring 5. Here you can enjoy a nice walk amongst trees, plants, small lakes/waters - some with fish in them, tempels and buildings. There is also a gondola that can takes you to the top for a wonderful view. It runs only when weather allows for it. In this... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The Fragrant Hills park is not far from the Summer Palace,so you can visit both places in one day. residents in Beijing usually go there on weekends. It is famous for the Maple Leaf festival,which starts around Oct, and will last for one month.during this time,there will be full of people,it is not wise to go there on weekends. the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I visited Fragrant Hills in late October. The park is hugely popular with the Chinese and has numerous short hikes. The fall colors were sparse when I was there and there areas of potted mums in which people were taking their pictures. Overall, this seems like a place where couples and families with young children go to escape the city... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We went just as the leaves were changing and it is beautiful in the right season. If you time it right, you can get there mid afternoon so that you can climb all the way up and see more and more of beijing unfolding as you do, and when you finally reach the top, the sun is just setting and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I was really looking forward to taking photos of the autumn leaves/foilage after reading about Xiangshan Park outside of Beijing. I was actually disappointed in this park, especially since it was so difficult to get to. I asked my hotel (Westin Chaoyang) for directions and they told me to take the subway and then get a taxi to the park.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Fragrant hills park definitely has the potential to be a great experience, unfortunately and like many sights in China, it is way too crowded for the way it as been designed. The line to get the cable car is infernal and the stairs to the top are packed with people going up and down.... I wouldn't put it on my... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Beautiful visit that seems to be popular with the locals but not many Western visitors. The walk can be quite tough but you can break off at any time. The leaves were not completely red yet but it was still beautiful. Interesting Chinese market outside the park.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

Very nice park with a high hill as the centre piece. Beautiful autumn colors all around. There is a chairlift to the top of the hill. From the top there us a great view towards the Summer Palace. We walked back down via well maintained stairs and walkways. A large number of souvenir stalls are everywhere. Kudos to the people... More 

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Address: Address: Haidian District, Beijing, China
Phone Number: 010-62591155
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing Region  >  Beijing

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