Beijing Zoo Travel Tips

On August 15, 2011, in Activities, Beijing, More Places of Interest, Travel Info, by Jack Li

Beijing Zoo is located in the Xizhimen Wai Street of Xicheng District. The zoo covers an area of 86 hectares and the water surface in the zoo covers an area of 8.6 hectares. In the east of the zoo there is the Beijing Exhibition Hall and Moscow Restaurant. The previous names of the zoo are […]

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Giraffe House

On August 15, 2011, in Activities, Beijing, More Places of Interest, by Jack Li

The Giraffe House of Beijing Zoo was built in August, 1957. Located in the south of the Longhe river, it is the highest house in the west of the zoo.  The Giraffe House is a tall building but only has one story. It has a steeple, which is very European. The highest part of the […]

Amphibians and Reptiles House

On August 15, 2011, in Activities, Beijing, More Places of Interest, by Jack Li

The Amphibians and Reptiles House is in the southwest part of Beijing zoo. It was built in 1979 with an area of 4345 square metres. It was one of the best houses in Beijing zoo. There are two floors in the house with functional rooms for exhibition, visiting, operations, food making and 90 exhibition rooms […]

Panda House

On August 15, 2011, in Activities, Beijing, More Places of Interest, by Jack Li

The Panda House of Beijing Zoo was built in 1990 for the 11th Asian Game. The outward appearance of the Panda House is very unique. It was one of the Beijing top 10 architectures and the Beijing high grade constructions in 1990. The Panda House covers an area of over 10,000 square metres, with a […]

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Songshan National Nature Reserve of Beijing Travel Tips

Songshan National Nature Reserve is on the southern side of Mount Haituo in Yanqing County of Beijing in the Jundu area of the Yanshan Mountain Range. It borders with Huailai County and Chicheng County of Hebei Province on the west and the north, and neighbours Valley Fo of Zhangshanying Township and Shuiyu Village in Yanqing […]

Songshan National Nature Reserve of Beijing

On August 11, 2011, in Beijing, More Places of Interest, Nature Scenery, by Jack Li

Songshan National Nature Reserve of Beijing is on the southern side of Mount Haituo in Yanqing County of Beijing. It was established under the approval of the Beijing Municipal Government in 1985 and was elevated to a state-level reserve the next year. The Reserve is an attempt to protect temperate forest ecosystem largely composed of […]

Yuanming Yuan Travel Tips

On August 5, 2011, in Beijing, Historical Relics, More Places of Interest, Travel Info, by Jack Li

 Yuanming Yuan is located in Handian District, which is the west suburb of Beijing; it is very close to Summer Palace. Yuanming Yuan was first built in 1709 by Emperor Kangxi and consists of three main parts: Yuanming Yuan, Garden of Everlasting Spring and Garden of Ten Thousand Spring Seasons. There are over 100 garden […]

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European Palaces

On August 5, 2011, in Beijing, Historical Relics, More Places of Interest, by Jack Li

The empire of Qing Dynasty, in search of various ways of having fun, introduced a block of traditional Chinese style and Europe style of garden buildings called European Palaces in the northern part of Garden of Eternal Spring. The European Palaces is composed of over ten buildings and courtyards, among which are popular Harmonious Wonder, […]

Yuanming Yuan

On August 5, 2011, in Beijing, Historical Relics, More Places of Interest, Must-sees, by Jack Li

Yuanming Yuan is located in the northwest suburb of Beijing since Qing dynasty. In 1709, Emperor Kangxi bestowed it to his 4th son Yinzhen (who later became Emperor Yongzheng) and named it “Yuanming Yuan”. With the elaborate operation of five emperors Yongzheng, Qianlong, Jiaqing, Daoguang and Xianfeng, who had centralized a great deal of material […]

The Fragrant Hills Park Travel Tips

On August 3, 2011, in Beijing, More Places of Interest, Parks & Gardens, Travel Info, by Jack Li

The Fragrant Hills Park is on the eastern slope of the Xiaoxishan Mountain in the northwest suburbs of Beijing. It is 20 kilometres from the City of Beijing and covers an area of 160 hectares. It is a large-scale royal forest garden with rich cultural relics and numerous towers, pavilions and houses. The Best Seasons […]

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