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Fragrant Hills Park (Xiangshan Gongyuan), Beijing
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At the foot of Western Mountains rests Fragrant Hills Park (Xiangshan Gongyuan), an imperial garden consisting of maple, smoke, persimmon, and pine cypress trees. Built in 1186, the urban park shelters traditional architecture and many cultural relics scattered over an area of 160 hectares (395 acres). Explore the natural and historic sites--such as monasteries, pagodas, villas, lakes, and plants--by taking one of two main routes through the park. You can also go on a cable car ride to observe the spectacular panoramic scenery and fiery autumn foliage from a higher vantage point. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Fragrant Hills Park (Xiangshan Gongyuan) by using our Beijing trip itinerary builder.
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  • The best time to go is early November, when the red leaves are out, but try to avoid weekends or public holidays, when you'll see more people than leaves! This is a long way from central Beijing and i...  more »
  • It's a 5-6 hours hiking, requires you to keep yourself hydrated. Better to start early to avoid light issue. Better to choose better track else you may have to hike more in order to reach at the top. ...  more »
  • It is so close to town about 45 min. Drive. We went in a Sunny day but still was not able to see very well. The Park is really nice and with history. There is a cable car about 18 min/ each way. Prepa...  more »