Temple of Heaven Travel Tips

On August 26, 2011, in Beijing, More Places of Interest, Travel Info, by Jack Li

The Temple of Heaven is located on the east side of the Yongdingmengnei Street, Chongwen District. The Temple of Heaven is the place where ancient Chinese emperors held ceremonies to worship heaven. It started to be built in 1420 (Ming Dynasty) and completed in the Qing Dynasty. It covers 2,730,000 m2 with main buildings like […]

The Temple of Heaven is located on the east side of the Yongdingmengnei Street, Chongwen District. The Temple of Heaven is the place where ancient Chinese emperors held ceremonies to worship heaven. It started to be built in 1420 (Ming Dynasty) and completed in the Qing Dynasty. It covers 2,730,000 m2 with main buildings like The Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest, Circular Mound Altar, the Imperial Vault of Heaven, the Hall of Abstinence, the Office of Devine Music and the Imperial Stable. It opened as a public park in 1918.

Best time to visit Temple of Heaven

All year round

Temple of Heaven tickets

Tickets Price (Yuan)
Off season Peak season
Entrance ticket 10 15
Half price entrance ticket 5 8
Full-access ticket 30 35
Attractions Hall of Abstinence& Office of Devine Music 10 10
Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest& Circular Mound Altar

& Echo Wall

20 20
Monthly pass 15 15

Notice:

  1. Free: children under 1.2m
  2. Free: on Children’s Day for kindergarten and elementary school children. Teachers of the groups are free if the number of the teachers is less than 10% of the students (Attractions not included).
  3. Free: disabled, veterans, servicemen, retired cadres, model worker above provincial level, Beijing Garden Inspectors, Association of Landscape members (Attractions not included).
  4. Half price: middle school and college students, international students except students from adult education programs (Attractions not included)
  5. Half price: group visit on Women’s Day and Youth Day with company warrant (Attractions not included)
  6. Half Price: 70+ seniors (Attractions not included)

How to get to Temple of Heaven

The east gate:

Bus 6, 34, 35, 36, 39,41, 43, 60, 116, 610, 707, 723, 743, 958, 957 at East gate of Temple of Heaven Station

The south gate:

Bus 36 (loop line), 53, 120, 122, 525, 610, 800, 803, 958 at South gate of Temple of Heaven Station

The west gate:

Bus 2, 7, 15, 69, 17, 20, 105, 707, 729, 826 at West gate of Temple of Heaven Station

The north gate

Bus 6, 34, 35, 36 (loop line), 110, 106, 687, 707, 743 at North gate of Temple of Heaven Station

Pingyao County

On August 26, 2011, in Adventure Trip, Cultural Experience, Must-sees, by Jack Li

When travelling to large countries it is always difficult to decide what to see. The large cities always offer many attractions and ways to occupy your time. However smaller towns and cities should not be neglected and if possible should most definitely be visited. Steeped in rich cultural history they offer a truer representation of […]

When travelling to large countries it is always difficult to decide what to see. The large cities always offer many attractions and ways to occupy your time. However smaller towns and cities should not be neglected and if possible should most definitely be visited. Steeped in rich cultural history they offer a truer representation of the way China used to be opposed to what it is trying to rejuvenate itself into. China Tours operates trips to see these cultural hot spots so book your China Flights now!

Pingyao is a Chinese city and county in central Shanxi province. It is located about 715 km away from Beijing and 80 km from the provincial capital, Taiyuan. During the Qing Dynasty, Pingyao was the financial center of China. It is now renowned for its well-preserved ancient city wall, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Pingyao still retains its city layout from the Ming and Qing dynasties, conforming to the traditional bagua pattern. More than 300 sites in or near the city have ancient ruins. All of the streets, storefronts and houses to this day retain their charm and character. The intricate detailed architecture has been preserved and gives the place an added magnificence.

In the spring and autumn seasons, the county belonged to the kingdom of Jin. It was part of the kingdom of Zhao in the Warring States Period. In the Qin Dynasty, it was known as Pingtao. During the Han Dynasty, it was known as Zhongdu County. In 1986, the People’s Republic of China designated Pingyao as one of the Chinese Historic and Cultural Cities. Further to this it became a World Heritage Site in 1997.

The city walls of Pingyao were constructed in the 3rd year of the Hongwu Emperor’s reign (1370). The walls have six barbican gates. The north and south sides have one gate each. The walls measure about 12 meters high, with a perimeter of 6,000 meters. A 4-meter wide, 4-meter deep moat can be found just outside the walls. Aside from the four structured towers at the four corners, there are also 72 watchtowers and more than 3,000 battlements. In 2004, parts of the southern walls collapsed but were reconstructed. However, the rest of the city walls are still largely intact and are considered among the best-preserved ancient city walls on this scale. This makes the city walls the centerpiece of the Heritage Site.

Increases in tourism have put pressure on the ancient walled city of Pingyao. During the tourist high season, the amount of visitors to the city can reach up to 3 times its maximum capacity per day; however, the small town does adequately cope with this demand and is well worth visiting for an excellent cultural experience (China Hotels).

 

Central Business District, Beijing

On August 25, 2011, in Beijing, China Travel Gossip, Cool Places, Nightlife, Shopping, by Jack Li

Beijing’s Central Business District, or more commonly known as CBD is the main area of finance, media and business services in the capital. It covers about 4 kilometers squared of the Chaoyang District, in the eastern part of the city. China has become a global economic giant, and the CBD is at the heart of […]

Beijing’s Central Business District, or more commonly known as CBD is the main area of finance, media and business services in the capital. It covers about 4 kilometers squared of the Chaoyang District, in the eastern part of the city. China has become a global economic giant, and the CBD is at the heart of the nation’s business transactions. The District has attracted 117 Fortune 500 companies in the financial, consulting, IT and media sectors. The CBD is home to many of the world’s most impressive skyscrapers as well as Beijing Hotels. These include: the China World Trade Centre, the CCTV Headquarters, Fortune Plaza, Beijing TV Centre and the Beijing Yintai Centre. You would probably see these skyscrapers from your Air China flight when you are approaching the capital.

On one of my first few days in Beijing, I woke up a bit late so there was no time to go and visit the major sites, so I thought since I’ve only got the afternoon free, I’ll take a walk down the Business District, and I am so pleased that I did. I even came back one evening, because the skyline looks even more stunning at nighttime.

My personal favorite is the China World Trade Centre Tower III (right), not to be confused with the China World Trade Centre. TowerIII has 81 floors and 30 elevators (which travel at 10 meters per second!). Completed in 2009, this architectural giant stands 330 meters tall. It is thus the tallest skyscraper in Beijing. It serves many purposes. Firstly, it houses an exquisite 278 room 5-star hotel. Offices occupy the building up till the 55th floor. The 79th till 81st floor is special. It is home to one of the finest bars and restaurants in Beijing. Imagine sipping on a martini 300 meters high whilst overlooking one of the most spectacular cities in the world. It was a great experience. When I come back to Beijing, my first nightspot visit will be the bar at the top of the China World Trade Centre Tower III.

The China World Trade Centre is a group of buildings of which Tower III belongs to. It has everything from a hotel to an exhibition hall, offices and even a high-end shopping mall called China World Mall. Not only does it have Fendi, Hermes, Tod’s, Christian Dior, Shanghai Tang, Armani stores and boutiques, it also has an ice skating rink. So after you’ve been to the shops, bought a few things the best way to recover from the open-wallet surgery is to cool off and wind-down on the ice.

Another important attraction at the CBD is of course the CCTV Tower (left). As you can see from the picture, it is a very unique piece of architecture. It is 234 meters high (44 stories). It is the headquarters for China Central Television (CCTV), the major state television broadcaster in Mainland China. Due to its unorthodox shape, it is said that a taxi driver once nicknamed it, ‘da kucha’ which roughly translates to ‘big boxer shorts.’

The CBD is one of the most remarkable financial districts in the world, equally as impressive as Canary Wharf in London, or Wall Street. Sure, it may not be tourist attractions per say, however it is still well worth a visit when you Travel to Beijing.

 

Beijing

On August 23, 2011, in Adventure Trip, Beijing, Cultural Experience, Must-sees, Tours, Transportation, by Jack Li

Beijing, capital of the People’s Republic of China, a city with at least 20 million people and counting, is racing at a lightening speed towards the future and reinventing itself within the 21st Century. Also known as Peking, it is the capital of imperial china; a city with more than 3000 years of history and […]

Beijing, capital of the People’s Republic of China, a city with at least 20 million people and counting, is racing at a lightening speed towards the future and reinventing itself within the 21st Century. Also known as Peking, it is the capital of imperial china; a city with more than 3000 years of history and dominated by cultural heritage, making it a great place to visit. Air China and Beijing Flights offer great deals if you are interested in booking your trips to this magical city.

Upon arrival in Beijing you are awed into appreciation of the civilisation that is adopted in a city that is so densely populated. Beijing is a charming destination for the whole world. Intertwined with its long rich cultural history, stylish modern architecture, folk customs, the Olympic legacy, and Chinese delicacies, the capital city offers endless surprises for all those who visit.

 

When in Beijing you are never short of anything to do, see, or eat. There is a new experience waiting for you at every corner. Depending on what you are interested in there is a whole array of sights to see, cultures to experience, and activities to make the best of your trip. Productively using your time can be a difficult task to master, as the options on what to do are endless.

Beijing in particular offers the largest and most diverse range of attractions. The Great Wall of China is always a popular choice amongst tourists and is definitely one to see if the opportunity arises. Situated roughly 70km from the centre of Beijing cars and busses can be hired to get you to and from the wall. Alternatively a more local and leisurely attraction of the Summer Palace is also an extremely highly regarded tourist location. It’s beautiful lakes, gardens and ancient Chinese architecture makes this site an interesting, relaxing and a great day out for all ages. Similarly Beijing also has many world-renowned heritage sites such as the Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven. Both sites are in central Beijing and offer a wealth of experience along with an insight into what the former Beijing used to be like. Beijing’s past has steeped the city in great historical merit, but it is becoming very evident where Beijing, ultimately, wants to be.

An added bonus is that the Beijing system is a very tightly run ship. You can travel anywhere for 2RMB (equivalent to approximately £0.20 or $0.50), however a word of warning is to avoid peak hours as it can become extremely crowded. This alone makes travelling around Beijing very easy and tourists can easily see many different sites within a single day. Alternatively there is the option of using the taxis. These are also very cheap. It is somewhat more difficult to get around due to the language barrier, but by simply asking your hotel staff to write the address in Chinese usually rectifies the situation.

 

The Beijing Olympics in 2008 has significantly put Beijing on the map and since the games were held there has been a rapid increase in tourists in the capital city. The Olympic parks and venues are spectacles to see in themselves.

The infrastructure of Beijing is reaching its limits and plans to build a second airport are well underway, the construction of it may even start as soon as late 2011 according to the Civil Aviation Administration of China. So don’t delay and cash in on your chance to see the beautiful city today by booking your Beijing Hotels.

 

The Legend of Mulan

On August 22, 2011, in Cool Places, Cultural Experience, Featured China Stories, by Jack Li

What do you know about Mulan? There is much more to know about the story than the hit 1998 movie suggests. For those who don’t remember, 13 years ago, one of the best Disney productions, Mulan hit the box office with a cartoon classic. With stars, such as Eddie Murphy, this film was popular amongst […]

What do you know about Mulan? There is much more to know about the story than the hit 1998 movie suggests. For those who don’t remember, 13 years ago, one of the best Disney productions, Mulan hit the box office with a cartoon classic. With stars, such as Eddie Murphy, this film was popular amongst all ages. It was based on the legend of Hua Mulan, an iconic figure in Chinese ancient history. This is a story of bravery, courage and family values. China has such a fascinating history and this only one of the many tales, which are expressions of Chinese culture. So if you Travel to Beijing or Travel to Shanghai, or even Xi’an, after taking in the tourist attractions, take some time to learn more about these folklores.

The tale is described through the words of a unique Chinese poem, the ‘Ballad of Mulan.’ It is said that Mulan served in the army for 12 years during the Northern Wei Dynasty (386AD-534AD). The legend states that during her battles, she merited 12 ranks of rewards, further proving what a heroine she is

To some extent, the outline and plot of the Disney film is a fair reflection on the real story. This is shown through the words of the ballad. For example, one of the verses reads:

“The Khan is calling many troops,

The army list is in twelve scrolls,

On every scroll there is a Father’s name.

Father has no grown-up son,

Mu-lan has no elder brother.

I want to buy a saddle and a horse,

And serve in the army in Father’s Place.

The poem was developed into a novel during the late Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). The ballad, itself, was one of the first poems in Chinese history to support the notion of gender equality. The essential plot is that of a young woman who disguises herself as a man to fight in place of her elderly father, who was too weak and frail to go into battle at the time. She selflessly offered to enter the depths of manhood, just for her father. She proved to be a great soldier, soaring to the rank of General in quick succession. The war was won, and even up till this point no one knew she was a woman. Eventually, a friend she made in the army, General Li, visited her home and came to know she was a woman. As a result, he asked for her hand in marriage. However, there are many versions to the end of the story. The general consesnsus is that after the war, the Emperor offered her a governmental job to which she refused, so she could stay and take care of her father. A lot of the tale is still up for debate, but the main plot and outline highlighted in this article is believed to be true. It is also said that Hua Mulan (pictured below and above) lived till she was 90 years old.

So there you have it! A story of one of the bravest warriors China ever saw. There are very few female legends in Ancient Chinese history, but the legend of Mulan is to some extend, symbolic of feminism in China. So when you are on your China tours, ask someone to give you an account of this epic tale.

 

Will I Am is Coming to Beijing!

On August 19, 2011, in Accomodation, Beijing, Nightlife, by Jack Li

William James Adams, Jr. (born March 15, 1975), better known by his stage name will.i.am (“will I am”) and occasionally by his other stage name Zuper Blahq, is an American rapper, musician, songwriter, singer, actor and producer. Will.i.am came to prominence in the late 1990s as a member of the hip hop group The Black […]

William James Adams, Jr. (born March 15, 1975), better known by his stage name will.i.am (“will I am”) and occasionally by his other stage name Zuper Blahq, is an American rapper, musician, songwriter, singer, actor and producer. Will.i.am came to prominence in the late 1990s as a member of the hip hop group The Black Eyed Peas along with rappers apl.de.ap and Taboo and, later, singer Fergie. As a music producer, he has produced with other artists including Michael Jackson, Eazy-E, Britney Spears, U2, Rihanna, Usher, Justin Timberlake, Nicki Minaj, Cheryl Cole, 2NE1, Daddy Yankee, and Juanes. Believe it or not, this worldwide known music artist is going to come to Beijing to give an amazing concert, so book your China Flight and your China Hotel as soon as possible, who knows if this is the firsr and last trip of this amazing artist to China.

Will.i.am, the rapper behind “Yes We Can,” a music video inspired by Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, will direct a concert in Beijing later this year to benefit cultural and educational ties between the United States and China.

In announcing the concert, the State Department said it will benefit President Obama’s “100,000 Strong Initiative” to increase the number and diversify the composition of American students studying in China.

Friday, Will.i.am, a member of the Black Eyed Peas, met with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at the State Department. The Grammy-award-winning musician highlighted young people with few advantages.

“In order to become responsible global citizens,” the State Department quoted him as saying, “young people need to experience the world around them. Kids from underserved communities rarely have the opportunity to study and travel abroad, and we want to change that. We must make sure that American students have the cultural awareness and skills necessary to succeed in a global economy.”

The Beijing concert, to be held later this year, will include performances by will.i.am and other American and Chinese pop stars. It is being organized by Americans Promoting Study Abroad, a U.S. non-profit organization that offers full scholarships to public high school students in the United States for language and culture studies in China.

The State Department says funds raised in association with the concert will be used to support and operate study abroad programs in China for underserved American students.

We wish you a lot of success with it, Will! Here, in China, we are hoping your plan takes
flight and more kids will get to benefit from this. I hope your China Travel is succesfull.

 

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The Imperial Academy Travel Tips

On July 20, 2011, in Beijing, Historical Relics, More Places of Interest, by Jack Li

The Imperial Academy has been the highest educational institution in ancient China since the Sui Dynasty. In addition to the location in Nanjing, as the Ming Dynasty relocated its capital to the north, another site for the Imperial Academy was constructed in Beijing. The site in Nanjing is called “Nanjian” or “Nanyong,” and the one […]

The Imperial Academy has been the highest educational institution in ancient China since the Sui Dynasty. In addition to the location in Nanjing, as the Ming Dynasty relocated its capital to the north, another site for the Imperial Academy was constructed in Beijing. The site in Nanjing is called “Nanjian” or “Nanyong,” and the one in Beijing is called “Beijian” or “Beiyong”. The Imperial Academy in Beijing was constructed in 1306 during the Yuan Dynasty, serving as the highest administrative body and educational institution for the Yuan, Ming, and Qing Dynasties.

Best Time to Visit the Imperial Academy

The prime time to visit the Imperial Academy is from October to April, avoiding the heat of the summer. In the spring, visitors can enjoy blossoming flowers and stroll down to the Beijing Emperor’s Park of Relics to get an authentic taste of Old Beijing.

The Imperial Academy Tickets

30 Yuan. Half price for students, army men and the elderly

How to get to The Imperial Academy

By subway

Get off at Yonghegong Lama Temple on Line 2, go 200m southward

By bus

By Bus No. 13, 116, 807, Yonghegong station.

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Beijing Botanical Garden Travel Tips

On July 18, 2011, in Beijing, Parks & Gardens, Travel Info, by Jack Li

A National AAAA Tourist Attraction, Beijing Botanical Garden is a national popular science base of forestry, a national science education base for wild plants protection, a National Youth Science and Technology Education Base and an ideological education base of the central state organs. It is one of the first complex of quality parks in Beijing. […]

A National AAAA Tourist Attraction, Beijing Botanical Garden is a national popular science base of forestry, a national science education base for wild plants protection, a National Youth Science and Technology Education Base and an ideological education base of the central state organs. It is one of the first complex of quality parks in Beijing. It belongs to the Institute of Botany of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Beijing Botanical Garden is located at the foot of the Fragrance Hill. It is 23 kilometers from the down-town and many bus routes from the center lead there.

Best Time to visit Beijing Botanical Garden

Beijing spring and autumn are neither too cold nor too hot. With a mild climate, they are the ideal travelling seasons. In autumn the city earns the name of ‘the Golden Beijing’, thanks to the clear sky and fresh air at that time. Though accessible all the year round, Beijing is at its best in April, May, September and October.

Beijing is located on the edge of the North China Plain, between mountains and the sea. Beijing has a typical warm temperate semi-humid continental monsoon climate with clearly distinguishable four seasons. It features spring flowers, autumn moon, summer rain and winter snow respectively. Beijing has an annually average temperature of 11.8 ℃, with the lowest monthly average temperature of -4.6 ℃ in January and the highest of 26.1 ℃ in July. The spring and autumn in Beijing are quite short while the winter is relatively long. Its annual precipitation is 644 millimeters and the frost-free period lasts 180 days every year. Though the winter in Beijing is quite long, the buildings are well equipped with heating installations, making the indoors as warm as it is in spring. However, there is a large temperature difference inside and outside, so sweaters and heavy overcoats are still necessities. Every visitor should regularly follow the weather forecast and commentary in newspapers or on broadcast and TV in Beijing. An alternative is to dial 859, through which you can listen to the weather forecast for a particular and following day in both Chinese and English. Nonetheless, most of the attractions in Beijing are cultural heritage, buildings and customs, tours to which will not be influenced by the climate. Therefore, you can come to Beijing throughout the whole year. Keep in mind that during the winter, Beijing tour agencies and hotels offer off-season bargains!

Beijing Botanical Garden Best Routes (not available)

Beijing Botanical Garden Tickets

·Entrance ticket

5 yuan per person/ student ticket 2.5 yuan per person

·The greenhouse

50 yuan per person / student ticket 40 yuan per person

·Wofo Temple

5 yuan

·Ticket package

45 yuan

Group rates

·Adult

45 yuan (10% off) per person for more than 30 adults

40 yuan (20% off) per person for more than 80 adults

·Student

36 yuan (10% off) per person for more than 30 students

32 yuan (20% off) per person for more than 80 students (buy 20 get 1 free), the 50-yuan greenhouse ticket for the teachers

·Kindergarten children

With the certification of the kindergarten, every 40-yuan greenhouse ticket for two children (buy 10 get 1 free), the 50-yuan greenhouse ticket for the teachers

Note: the standard price for each adult and each student is 50 yuan and 40 yuan respectively; the entrance ticket is free of charge if buying the ticket for the greenhouse at the doorway

How to Get to Beijing Botanical Garden

By Bus or subway

1) Take bus 331, 634, 696 or express 112 and get off at Beijing Botanical Garden Station(Beijing Zhi-wu-yuan) or Temple of the Sleeping Buddha Station (Wo-fo-si) / take bus 360, 318, 714 or 698, get off at Beijing Botanical Garden Station(Beijing Zhi-wu-yuan) and walk 200 meters north

2)  Take subway line 1, get off at Ping-guo-yuan Station and transfer to bus 318 / take subway line 4, get off at Bei-gong-men Station, transfer to bus 634 or 696 at the north-west exit of the subway

3)  From Beijing Railway Station: take subway line 2, get off at Xi-zhi-men Station and transfer to bus 634 or 696 at the north-west exit of the subway

4) From Beijing: a. take bus 374 or 437, get off at Gong-zhu-fen Station, transfer to bus 698, get off at Beijing Botanical Garden Station(Beijing Zhi-wu-yuan) and walk 200 meters north / b. take bus 319 or 320, get off at Xi-yuan Station, transfer to bus 331, 634 or 696 and get off at Beijing Botanical Garden Station(Beijing Zhi-wu-yuan) or Temple of the Sleeping Buddha Station (Wo-fo-si)

Self-driving or by taxi

1) fifth ring road: get out from Xiang-shan Exit, pass Xiang-quan roundabout and 300 meters heading for Xiang-shan

2)  forth ring road: get out from Xiang-shan Exit and 10 minutes drive heading for Xiang-shan

3) third ring road: get out from Su-zhou-qiao Exit, drive north onto Wan-quan-he Express Way and enter the fifth ring road from Bei-wu-huan entrance

From the Capital Airport

1)         take a taxi to the fifth ring road from the airport expressway, drive west for about 20 minutes

take the Airport Express, get off at Zhong-guan-cun Station and take a taxi to the forth ring road or take bus 696

Baiwang Hill Forest Park Travel Tips

On July 13, 2011, in Beijing, Parks & Gardens, Travel Info, by Jack Li

The atmosphere in Baiwang Hill is tranquil and pleasant, with distinct scenery in each different season. When spring returns, everything turns green; being full of life and vigor. Mountain flowers luxuriantly bloom creating an attractive fragrance. Wandering about in the park makes people feel as though they have entered a new world. They enjoy themselves […]

The atmosphere in Baiwang Hill is tranquil and pleasant, with distinct scenery in each different season. When spring returns, everything turns green; being full of life and vigor. Mountain flowers luxuriantly bloom creating an attractive fragrance. Wandering about in the park makes people feel as though they have entered a new world. They enjoy themselves so much here that they forget to return home. In the hot summers, there is often a light breeze blowing in the park, where you can hear the voices of both humans and birds. Many people come to the park with friends; they often sit and chat with each other beside rocks; or play chess under pine trees and enjoy themselves. In autumn, the weather is nice and cool. A thousand acres of red autumnal leaves, inspire people to reflect. The whole hill looks red and woods look dyed, which please both the eye and the mind. If you get a red leaf, you can keep it as a souvenir of autumn. In winter, all trees are evergreen. If you climb on the hill and overlook, you will become overwhelmed with a feeling of cheerfulness. And when it snows, you can see flying snowflakes, vast mountains and plains.

Best Time to Visit Baiwang Hill Forest Park

The best time to visit Baiwang Hill Forest Park is during the spring and autumn seasons. As during these periods the temperature creates the perfect climate as during the months April, May September and October the weather is neither too hot nor too cold. It is for these reasons that Beijing in autumn, is referred to by both foreign tourists and the nationals as ‘Golden Beijing’, where the sky is high and the weather is fine.

Beijing is situated in the northern edge of North China Plain, the coldest month of the year is January with temperatures around -4.6 ℃, met by temperatures of around 26.1℃ in the hottest month of year, July; making the overall temperature for the year around 11.8℃. At the foot of hills and beside the sea, the climate in Beijing is typically warm, and semi-humid with four distinctive seasons all with their own individual features: a spring full of flowers, an autumn with an ever-present moon, a rain filled summer and a snowy winter. Winter is the longest lasting season while spring and autumn are short. Fortunately, heating installation indoor allows it to always feel like spring. Having said this there is big temperature difference inside and outside, hence it is advised that one bring thick sweaters and cotton padded coats when travelling during winter. .

It is useful when planning tours or trips to watch or read the weather forecast for Beijing. The Chinese are so well prepared for these weather conditions, that you can simply dial 859, an operator will dictate to you, the weather forecast for the day and the next day in both Chinese and English. It is important to note that, most touring programs in Beijing are based upon human heritage, historical architecture, folk customs and habits, therefore will not be affected by the weather. Making Beijing a cultural and historical destination to be visited all year round especially with travel agencies and restaurant’s providing off-season prices allowing you to save money and purchase some great deals!

Baiwang Hill Forest Park Tickets

6 yuan for each person

How to get to Baiwang Hill Forest Park

By bus

Take Bus No 330, 697 or 718 at Yiheyuan Station,and then get off at Hei shan hu bei kou; or take Bus No 722 at Xizhimen Station, then get off at Baiwangshan Station.

By Car

Badaling Express—Xiaoying Qiao–Ma lian wa North Road

The 5th Ring Road—Hongshan Qiao—Hei shan hu Road

Mount Baihua Travel Tips

On July 13, 2011, in Beijing, Mountain Areas, Travel Info, by Jack Li

Mount Baihua national level natural reserve was built in 1985 and located in Qingshui Town in Mentougou District of Beijing. The total area is 2.17 hectares and the core area occupys 0.68 hectares. Mount Baihua is a natural reserve that belongs to the forest ecological system. It is the largest narural reserve in Beijing for […]

Mount Baihua national level natural reserve was built in 1985 and located in Qingshui Town in Mentougou District of Beijing. The total area is 2.17 hectares and the core area occupys 0.68 hectares. Mount Baihua is a natural reserve that belongs to the forest ecological system. It is the largest narural reserve in Beijing for higher plant and rare wild animals. Mount Baihua has abundant plants and animals resources, therefore it is called “natural zoo and arboretum” in North China Region.

Best time to visit Mount Baihua

The best time to visit Mount Baihua is during the spring and autumn seasons. As during these periods the temperature creates the perfect climate as during the months April, May September and October the weather is neither too hot nor too cold. It is for these reasons that Beijing in autumn, is referred to by both foreign tourists and the nationals as ‘Golden Beijing’, where the sky is high and the weather is fine.

Beijing is situated in the northern edge of North China Plain, the coldest month of the year is January with temperatures around -4.6 ℃, met by temperatures of around 26.1℃ in the hottest month of year, July; making the overall temperature for the year around 11.8℃. At the foot of hills and beside the sea, the climate in Beijing is typically warm, and semi-humid with four distinctive seasons all with their own individual features: a spring full of flowers, an autumn with an ever-present moon, a rain filled summer and a snowy winter. Winter is the longest lasting season while spring and autumn are short. Fortunately, heating installation indoor allows it to always feel like spring. Having said this there is big temperature difference inside and outside, hence it is advised that one bring thick sweaters and cotton padded coats when travelling during winter. .

It is useful when planning tours or trips to watch or read the weather forecast for Beijing. The Chinese are so well prepared for these weather conditions, that you can simply dial 859, an operator will dictate to you, the weather forecast for the day and the next day in both Chinese and English. It is important to note that, most touring programs in Beijing are based upon human heritage, historical architecture, folk customs and habits, therefore will not be affected by the weather. Making Beijing a cultural and historical destination to be visited all year round especially with travel agencies and restaurant’s providing off-season prices allowing you to save money and purchase some great deals!

Mount Baihua Tickets

20 yuan for each person

How to get to Mount Baihua

  1. By bus

Take Bus NO 917 at Tianqiao or Liuliqiao Station first, and then transfer to Bus NO 21 at Hebei Passenger Station and get off at Lianhua An.

  1. By Car

Jing-Shi Expressway Exit—Dajian Road—Hebei Town— Tuoli—Dongzhuangzi—The National road No 108—Jiayu Kou—Shijia Ying—Mount Baihua.

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