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Fragrant Hills Park

Fragrant Hills Park Travel Guide

Brief Introduction
Fragrant Hill Park is located at the eastern sides of the Western Hills, approximately 10 kilometers to the west of Beijing. Fragrant Hills Park is a large park of hills and forest covering 160 hectares (395.4 acres). Due to its high elevation and dense cover of trees, spring arrives late in the area and summer days are always pleasantly cool.

There are also groves of apricots, pears, peaches and lilacs adding their fragrance, and the more solemn evergreens, whose contribution to the local beauty is unrestricted by seasonal changes.

The park was first built in 1186 in the Jin Dynasty (1115-1234) and later extended to a large scale in the Yuan and Ming dynasties.In 1745, Emperor Qianlong (1711-1799) ordered the addition of many new halls, pavilions and gardens and gave it a new name, Jingyi Garden (Garden of Tranquility and Pleasure).

From the peak, the winding Yongding River like a white silk belt fluttering among the western valleys, the Marco Polo Bridge on the river, Shijing Mountain, the Summer Palace and Jade Spring Mountain can all be seen from here, and on a clear day one can even make out the skyline of Beijing.

Features
Fragrant Hill Park is famous for red leaves. when it gets autumn,the whole park if full of red leaves which have become the most beautiful landscape in the capital of China.

Why it is must-see sight?
The most beautiful natural scenery in the Fragrant Hills Park is the red smoke tree leaves over the mountains. When autumn arrives, fiery red leaves blanket the entire mountain. Every year, thousands of tourists come to the park.

Traffic:

Bus No. 318, 331, 360, 696, 698, 714, 563

DCT Tips:

Period from middle October to early November is the best time to have red marple leaves in the park, lasts for a month.
Banshan pavilion, Yuhua Villa and Langfeng Pavilion are the best places to see marple leaves on the hill.

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