The Fragrant Hill Park

The Fragrant Hill Park

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The Fragrant Hill Park

Introduction: IntroductionThe Fragrant Hills Park (Xiangshan Park) is located 20 kilometers northwest of Bei..

Tickets:Fragrant Hills Park fee and opening hoursAdmission 5yuan, 2.5yuan(low season), 10yuan,5yuan(bu..

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The Fragrant Hill Park Introduction

The Fragrant Hills Park (Xiangshan Park) is located 20 kilometers northwest of Beijing . The name of the park doesn't derive from the fresh air or aroma in the area, but in the shape of the hills themselves. Fragrant Hills Park is a large park of hills and forest covering 160 hectares (395.4 acres). 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). Since 1949, with a half-century's restoration and development by Chinese government, Fragrant Hills Park has been recognized as o­ne of the ten most famous parks in Beijing.

The Fragrant Hill Park Features

The Fragrant Hills Park is also known as the Garden of Congenial Tranquility. However it is generally pretty busy here unless you escape the crowds and head into the woods. Take a chair-lift or hike up the peak itself for great views of the surrounding countryside. o¬nce you reach "Incense burner peak" and, if you are felling fit and brave, head off o¬n some of the marked trails and delve into the woodlands.The hills and woods were a favorite country retreat of the emperors. The building of Temples began here in the Jin Dynasty (1186 AD) and by the Qing Dynasty, (1745 AD) 28 had been erected in the Garden of Congenial Tranquility. In 1860 and again in 1900, the Garden was seriously destroyed by fire and many of the temples and halls ruined. Today, o¬nly some of the buildings have been restored. When the Central Committee of the Communist Party moved to Beijing from Hubei, Mao made Double Purity Villa his residence here. Inside the Villa are various displays and cultural relics. However, it's the views of the countryside, which are the most attractive thing about the Park. From Ghost Fear peak o¬n a fine day, (Ghosts apparently fear heights!) o­ne can see the Yongding River, Luding Bridge, Prospect Hills, Summer Palace, Yuquan Hill and the outskirts of the city.

The Fragrant Hill Park Tickets

Fragrant Hills Park fee and opening hours
Admission 5yuan, 2.5yuan(low season), 10yuan,5yuan(busy season)
10yuan/Biyun temople
Ropeway: 30yuan, 50yuan/public holiday
Ticket(one month) 10yuan, ticket (three month) 30yuan
Opening hours:
Apr-Jun: 6:00-18:30
Jul-Aug: 6:00-19:00
Sep-Nov: 6:00-18:30

The Fragrant Hill Park Transporation

Bus 318、331、360、634、714、696、698
Car: Wuhuan,Xiangshan road-Xiangquanhuandao. Sihuan, Sihai bridge exit to Minzhuang road- Hanhe road-Xiangquan Huandao
Xianghai south street to Xiangshan: Hongqi village-Wofo temple
Yiheyuan to Xiangshan: Qinglong bridge to Xianghongqi to Niangniang house-Xiangquanhuandao

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