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“Great place but catch bus 888 not 912” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mangshan Forest Park

Mangshan Forest Park
East of Ming Tombs Reservoir, Changping District, Beijing 102200, China
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Ranked #162 of 1,463 things to do in Beijing
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“Great place but catch bus 888 not 912”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We decided to pay a visit to this park during the Labor Day holiday (May 1-3 2014) since it was likely to be much less crowded than the usual tourist haunts around Beijing. We were not disappointed! We got wonderful views on the 1299 stairs trail and found ourselves essentially alone on a trail through the forest climbing up to a lookout east of the stairs trail when we decided to go up the hill a second time.
An important bit of advice regarding buses: Despite extensive web research that indicated bus 912 from Andingmen would be a good choice, we found that route 912 no longer exists. We were directed by a bus ticket person at Andingmen to catch bus 888 from Deshengmenxi (Deshengmen west) bus station. The bus stop is on the road outside the bus station. The ride is 1 h 15 min. The end of the line is Changpeng Fengshan which is about 20 m from the entrance to the park. Very convenient. And the cost of RMB 2.40 (~US$0.40 - with a transportation card) for the bus is hard to beat!

Visited May 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

A group of us went here for dinner. In the summer they have a beer garden and live music. It was AWESOME! It is 20 rmb to get into this place and during the summer you can use the 20 RMB for food and beer. There were many different beers and the food was awesome. The place was awesome, really we had a great time! ... Must see the Buddha when you are there as it is 3000 tons and 10 meters high.

Just watch your purse as one of the people in our group had it stolen because she was drunk and careless. But honestly this place was great, they also have mountain trails, you could spend the entire day here.

Visited June 2012
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