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Fragrant Hills Park (Xiangshan Gongyuan)

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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Haidian District, Beijing, China
+86 10 6259 1264
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Reviewed December 24, 2018

We visited on a school trip, and took slightly more than an hour to climb to the top. The climb is not easy, but the views at the top are great. The ropeway down is also fun and value-for-money at 80 RMB.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank leonleejx
Reviewed December 9, 2018

the park is far from the city and transportation is quite a hassle unless taking a taxi. going up takes about 2 hours but the exercise is rewarded by a good view

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank yuanxiz2016
Reviewed December 8, 2018

I came here for fresh air and a break from my Beijing office, which is also located in the Haidian District. It is a nice park for relaxing walks and scenic views. I was last here in the spring when many of the tree and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
21  Thank KodoDrummer
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

If you want to free your mind away from the hustle and bustle of city life at Beijing then this place is for you :) I for one was stressed and exhausted after exams for my post graduate studies so I decided to visit this...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank marjoriejoyolea
Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

I ve been here on 19 October ,the leaf become red just few part of the park (just at front gate). You have to be here early morning otherwise there will be so crowd. Good thing now,you can go there easily by train connected to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank chalineep945
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Beautiful greenery only marred by the occasional noisy local parent barking at their children. Bring your camera, and get ready to pound the pavement. One day is simply not enough

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 15, 2018

The air was humid, and I was perspiring a lot, but the trek up the hill was well worth it. Oh, and do bring your camera.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

It has been a long time, since the botanical garden and the fragrant hills park were far out of town and you had to take a long bus ride to get there, now in a short time you can very easily get there by metro,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Sabiwabiwabi
Reviewed April 26, 2018

A great place to put in 10,000 or more steps by walking the park's trails. “Xiangshan Park” means the fragrant park in Chinese. This 395 acre (160 hectare), oxygen-rich Park is a wonderful place to walk, especially in the blossoming spring and the fall when...More

Date of experience: April 2018
4  Thank KodoDrummer
Reviewed April 6, 2018

Okay, so we went during National Holiday week-it was busy with a lot of people and we loved it! A beautiful blue sky provided fantastic views at the top. They had special flower sculptures on display and there was a festive atmosphere in the air....More

Date of experience: October 2017
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November 2, 2016|
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Response from wflovestotravel | Reviewed this property |
There is not much to see or do at the foot of the mountain. How long it will take depends on how fast you can walk and how often you will stop to see buildings or the view, but I would give 1 to 1.5 hours for sure.
August 31, 2015|
Response from Jennifer M | Reviewed this property |
The easiest way is to take subway line 1 to Bajiao Amusement Park and bus No. 60 to the foot of the hill of the park.