Yinshan Pagoda Forest
Yinshan Pagoda Forest
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PoppyJn
Singapore, Singapore558 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2012 • Couples
We were looking for some natural scenic mountain to visit outside of Beijing city. Really glad we found this hidden gem. Locals called it Yinshan Talin 银山塔林. We had a private driver and took about 35min to reach Yinshan Talin from Ming Tomb Changling, towards the direction of Huanghuacheng Great Wall and Mutianyu Great Wall. It was a nice journey passing through villages, plantations and orchards. At the driving entrance to Yinshan Talin, our driver had to get off to go buy both the car park and visitor entrance ticket (20rmb pp). Following that, it was another short up-hill drive to the car park, and where the walking route up to the pagodas and the mountain starts. There were people walking all the way up from the driving entrance too.

It was early Nov and forecasted with light rain when we visited. The entire area was simply gorgeous! The black granite mountain full of beautiful autumn colours with low clouds covering across them. It was like a picture of traditional Chinese black and white painting, but with colours now. Yinshan Talin had a history since the Tang Dynasty. At peak, there were 72 monasteries in the area, only a handful of pagodas weren’t destroyed and left standing in the area now. They were the resting place for high monks and nuns dated 900yrs ago. We were amazed that the tall pagodas were well built and handsomely carved. The surrounding ruins showed the layout of a destroyed monastery. There were enough write-ups in both languages (Chinese and English) for us to appreciate everything. We further climbed the slippery steps to reach a cave temple. The route turned icy further up-hill, due to left over snow. At least, the route was well guided. It seemed that this is not an attraction visited by buses loaded with tourists. The area was quiet and serene. Once in a while, we met some hikers descending from the peak, where the waterfall is, which we didn’t pursue. If it wasn’t drizzling, we might hike all the way to the peak to enjoy the scenery and fresh air. We love nature and this place is just right. We may visit again and will probably allocate at least half a day next time.
Written December 7, 2012
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Alienandbear
Daly City, California, United States154 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Friends
It was hard to find this place. But it was well worth it.

While, there aren't that many pagodas left anymore.

There is one main section that contains quite a few of them. That place has definitely the best photo opportunity.

When you walk up you get to go see a nunnery which isn't too special but the view is amazing from up there. The walk is a little more dangerous and I would advise you to wear shoes with good grip as many of the staircases are just rocks going up.

Somewhere midway is a buddhist shrine that is in a cave which is another good photo opportunity.

You should probably combine this with Mu Tian Yu Great wall. As it's about 20 km from there.

You will need to find a driver, or a tour company to take you out here. I hear now there is an option to ride a bike or a motor bike there now.
Companies usually send their employees here for retreats on team building.
Summary-

Great view what is left from the Liao Dynasty
Really out of the city combine with Mu Tian Yu Great wall.
Bathrooms are clean but squatters
Written September 10, 2013
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iristaletta
Beijing, China1,466 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
Upon reading online reviews we understood that the place has been closed down for several years however it is possible to go there via a camp sight nearby. So we arrived at this Honglu Yingshan international automotive camp firstly and it was just in time for lunch before we hiked towards the Silver mountain.

We had a day with amazing fresh air and if it was not for the heat we would have climbed the mountain that were surrounding the pagodas. I guess we spent about 30 minutes to walk from the camp site to the pagodas.

To be honest we were a bit unlucky because they were filming a kongfu film so we were not able to walk freely around and our pictures was a bit disturbed by the film set. I don’t know what film they were filming but according to my friends there was one famous guy on set that we managed to get a glimpse of.
Written August 23, 2018
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AussieChad
Brisbane, Australia320 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Friends
Only 90 minutes from Beijing this is a great place to hike through the mountains, see some great views, ring a big bell and check some cool pagodas. We kept seeing signs to a waterfall, but never saw a waterfall. Try and choose a day with clear sky and take plenty of water.
Written September 17, 2016
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Stepan P
Wolfsburg, Germany1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Friends
Save 3-4 hours and make nice circle around Yinshantalin. In total its around 10km. You can find the map here: http://www.outofbeijing.com/news/around-silver-pagodas-yinshantalin/
Written April 17, 2015
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Lio V
lyon156 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Couples
hard to find but ...

cool out of the week end, quite no tourist out of chinese families

part of the site has been rebuild, but the spirit is still present....
Written June 5, 2014
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vered m
beijing25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
nice place to visit in the summer, after you visit the nice eilver pagoda you can climb in the forest to see waterfall till you get to the bell - the climing is long with a lot of staires, or to drive 15 minetes to great wall side lake, great location to see the wall get in to the water.
Written January 15, 2012
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