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Top 5 Places to Feel Spring in Beijing


Spring is coming. It's the time to refresh your body and feel the new energy of nature. Here are 10 places in Beijing to enjoy the warmer temperatures.

Lingshan Mountain

Lingshan Mountain in northwestern Mentougou district is the highest mountain in Beijing. It boasts magnificent peaks, large areas of alpine meadow and rich animal and plant resources. During springtime, meadows thrive with green grass and languid white sheep wander across the meadow, while the top of the mountain is covered with snow all year round. And because of the cool weather, Lingshan Mountain is also the only place in the capital to see mountain yaks.

Travel tips:

Don't miss: Liulang Mountain, Baishi Gate, Duanmaoyan Rock

Best time to visit: April to September


Yougushentan Natural Scenic Area

Located 75 kilometers northeast from downtown Beijing, Yougushentan is one of the greatest outer-city attractions, featuring steep mountain cliffs, gorges and forests. In the spring, its mountains are covered with colorful flowers and dense foliage, and a waterfall provides visitors with high quality mineral water. It is a relaxing place for those who want to escape the city rush.

Travel tips:

Don't miss: Tongtian Gate, Leipi Rock, Yingyue Pool

Best time to visit: May to October


Hongluo Temple

Located at the foot of Hongluo Mountain, Hongluo Temple is 7 kilometers northwest of Huairou district. Originally erected in 348 AD and renovated during the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD), it is the largest Buddhist temple in northern China. With wild flowers, various pines and fresh air, the temple is worth a visit, especially during the spring and summer. Visitors can burn incense and stroll from hall to hall under a shade created by the canopy of trees inside the yard.

Travel tips:

Don't miss: Bamboo Forest, Luohan Park, Guanyin Temple

Best time to visit: April to November


Beijing Happy Valley

Lying in the eastern Chaoyang district, Beijing Happy Valley is a wonderful place for families. It is the largest and most modern theme park in the whole country, with 30 entertainment facilities, 50 theme landscapes, 10 kinds of theme performances, and more than 20 theme games and business.

Travel tips:

Don't miss: Theme parks such as Fiord Forest, Atlantis and Shangri-la

Best time to visit: April to November

Nangong World Geothermal Park


Nangong World Geothermal Park is an AAAA scenic spot located in western Fengtai district. With an area of 4.5 square kilometers, the park is a harmonious combination of nature and culture and leisure activities. The park is divided into many sections, including a Cultivation Center, Fishing Center, Science Exhibition Center, Greenhouse Park and Hot Spring World. Visitors can go swimming, fishing and fruit-picking.

Travel tips:

Don’t miss: Greenhouse Park, Cultivation Center, Greenhouse Park

Best time to visit: Year-round

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