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Leisure in Fragrant Hills Park

Autumn is becoming, more and more tourists started to plan for the leisurely autumn holiday. Having a special enjoy for the coming autumn season will be a terrific thing. Today, things to do in Beijing will take you to enjoy the typical charming sceneries in Beijing Fragrant Hills Park.

Fragrant Hills Park

Unbeatable Glorious History
Just located in the east of western hills, the Fragrant Hills Park is a very large garden with large scale and luxuriant hills. It not only boasts of the natural sceneries but also the cultural relics. For the building history of this park, it underwent painstaking years. First built in the Jin Dynasty, it was extended to a large scale area in the Yuan and Ming dynasties. Until, during the reign of Emperor Qianlong, he ordered to the addition of many new hills, pavilions and gardens. That time, it got the name called Jingyi Garden. Unfortunately, after the Summer Palace and the Old Summer Palace were set on fire, loads of relics in this park were heavily damaged. Since the year of 1949, with long-time restoration and reconstruction, this park got a high fame as one of the ten most famous parks in Beijing.

Special Scenery in Fragrant Hills Park
For the brightest spot of this park, it will endow to the red leaves over the mountains. When the autumn comes, fiery red leaves blankets the entire mountain. Each year, there will be thousands of tourists coming for enjoying the special atmosphere. During the appreciation journey, the cable car will be an ideal choice. For the tourists, there are two routes for appreciating the red leaves. The first one is to go along the north rout. Here, tourists could see Spectacles Lake, Study of Reading Heart, Bright Temple, etc. Spectacles Lake is a charming lake divided half by a bridge. Study of Reading Heart was built in the Ming Dynasty. The other route leads to the south area of it. Main attractions along the route include Tranquility Green Lake, Shuangqing Villa and Fragrant Temple, etc. On the route, one place needs special attention - Shuangqing Villa. It is not only famous for the natural landscapes inside but also for its place in Chinese history. It was once the residence of Chairman Mao Zedong and an early sight for the headquarters of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party.

If you are enjoying Beijing tour, added Fragrant Hills Park into your order!