Fragrant Hills Park (Xiangshan Gongyuan), Beijing

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#9 of 163 in Parks in Beijing
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. Arrange to visit Fragrant Hills Park (Xiangshan Gongyuan) and other attractions in Beijing using our Beijing travel route planner .
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  • Sunday to go, a little around, in order to enjoy the autumn leaves, the result, autumn leaves are almost gone, but there are still a lot of people, to the ticket door there is only one road, not only pedestrians, but also the passing of vehicles, heard that the beginning of November more people, fortunately in the near end of the time to go once, to appreciate the autumn Hayama is very cold, suggest to wear more points, Or you can freeze to death in a cable car.
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  • a very tiring experience, it took me about 2 hours to go there from central Beijing, taking 2 subway trains and going to a huge bus queue to get into a severely crowded bus that goes into painful traf...  more »
  • The leaves of the fragrant hills are red in autumn, and they are very green. It's about 1-2 hours down the hill, and if you have plenty of time, you can take a tour and stay there all day. You need to get there early, or you won't have a parking place. Take public transport to also be aware of early arriving and leaving.
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