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Fragrant Hills Park (Xiangshan Gongyuan)

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Address: Haidian District, Beijing, China
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Phone Number: 010-62591155
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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Famous for its red maple leaves, but go when they are green

I used to go there a lot, with schoolmates on bicycles. Oh, we were young and it was tranquil. We don't take it as a park, it's chains of mountains surround and protect Beijing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Rena L
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Beijing, China
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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I used to go there a lot, with schoolmates on bicycles. Oh, we were young and it was tranquil. We don't take it as a park, it's chains of mountains surround and protect Beijing. Unless in late autumns, it becomes a hot tourist spot, crowded and massed with red-leaves lovers and only find themselves to see and be seen by... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Actually I did not go to visit the Fragrant Hills Park, as I have been there before and I don't like it. Too many people and too dirty. But the last time I was there I had no time to also see ther Azure Clouds Temple. The temple looked very interesting from a distance, so I thought I go now.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I feel that the walk was more scenic than the view itself. It was during the fall so everything was yellow, orange, and red! The hills were beautiful and we found an abandon building that just added to the beauty of this hill. There are two types of path up the hill, one is the painful stairs which thankfully we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chinese are fond of hiking, we went with our research group for hiking to the fragrant mountains. it was my first time to do hiking, hence I was extremely tired and exhausted . My breath was becoming very fast , perspiration also increased. My colleagues recommended to stay for a couple of time for relaxing , so tat we could... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

It's a place most known by its autumn foliages. But warning: entire city may flood to this hill. The oneway accessing road could be a nightmare making traffic so impossible! If you can avoid visiting with most people from local.

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Thank Anderson H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

At first, we thought this was a stroll in a park so we didn't expect this route to be a high climb to about 500 meters above sea level. We went on a Saturday during the start of summer, so it is relatively hot and there weren't many people. Prepare some snack along the way and water though there are... More 

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

This park is a bit outside of Beijing. So you need a car, Taxi or you can take a bus (But bus is quite difficult for foreigner). But it is really a wonderful area where you can find a lot of good nice restaurants right at the entrance (Actually it is like a little city there). In summer time the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

I booked a tour guide to take me to the Fragrant Hills Park and was so very happy that I decided to go. The gardens are beautiful and although I missed autumn flowers the flowers were still beautiful and the views great (if not smoggy on the day)! There's a cable ride in chairs up to the top where you... More 

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Beijing, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

Located at Beijing Northwest area, Fragrant Hills Park is a place many people know now. The first time I went here was around 2009, and it was totally different. Right now, there is no space to walk (over crowded), locals don't care and they just throw trash whatever place they can find. Shrines look old (some need urgent maintenance). Recommended... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

This park, you'll need to visit by car, taxi or bus, since there is no subway. But it is worth it. The flowers are really beautiful and fragrant in April. Part of the park is also a very nice temple with 800 buddha and monk statues; extra charge.

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