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Top 10 Places for Snow View in Beijing - (1)

The four seasons in Beijing are distinguished, and every season has its distinct characteristic. I am looking forward to the winter of Beijing, just because of its white world and playing kids. The lively scenery is the experts. There are many place are fit for appreciating the snow-covered landscapes. Choosing right place, you will have beautiful Beijing winter.

Snow View in Forbidden City

1. Forbidden City
If you want to enjoy the real royal style, the Forbidden City is the best place. But with crowded tourists and hot summer, are you willing to visit it? The local Beijingers all know that the best time to wander in Forbidden City is the winter, special the afternoon of snow. That time, there are rare travelers in Forbidden City, which shows majestic and solemn rightly. Forbidden City, in MTV about Beijing, is shot when it snows in winter. That can restore the atmosphere best when emperor living in. So if it snows in Beijing, you should think of Forbidden City firstly, to taste the heavy of Chinese history at square and enjoy the feelings of grand in Forbidden City. The best sights in Forbidden City to enjoy the scenery of snow are square at front of Meridian Gate, Southeast Turret out of Donghua Gate and the Longevity Hill in Jingshan Park.

White Snow in Summer Palace

2. Summer Palace
People live in Beijing would hardly find time to seek the Broken Bridge with Thawing Snow in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province. But you can have chance to enjoy the similar snow scenery as well as West Lake in Summer Palace. Although the northern is very different from southern, we should content with its lot. When Longevity Hill is covered by snow and Kunming Lake becomes a whole ice, you seem to see the princesses coming to you. If only snows in Beijing, all tastes about royal history are send out. The best view to enjoy the snow scenery in Summer Palace is Zhichun Dyke, and you can see the lazy sun shine into Kunming Lake and the Tower of Buddhist Incense sits at Longevity Hill in snow as well as the empress dowager.

Ice Latern in Longqing Gorge

3. Longqing Gorge
Yanqing County in Beijing is the best place to appreciate the ice lantern constantly, and the scenery of enveloping snow is the most grand in Longqing Gorge. Tourists can enjoy the natural snow scenery in both sides along river valley in day, and enjoy the colorful ice lanterns. Here is fit for couples with kids, but you should pay attention to safety. If crowded here, you should appreciate it at periphery.

Lingshan Snow View

4. Lingshan Mountain
It is said that the earliest snow in Beijing is here firstly. If you want to see snowing urgently, you should care about the weather report. If Beijing snows in large area, the snow in Lingshan Mountain is the largest. Lingshan Mountain should be sealed pass, but you need to climb to top of Lingshan Mountain. It is enough to watch the snow scenery along the road. Lingshan Scenic Spot is 122 kilometers from Beijing downtown, and you can take bus or drive yourself.

Next, I will give you more information about viewing scenery of snow in Beijing.

Snowing Scenery in Tiananmen Square

According to the weather report, Wednesday is an ordinary day. Got up in early morning, I found it was snowing but it would not stop the journey to the museums in Beijing with my colleague - Shintia, and on the contrary, the snowy day made for the museum tour to know the other sides of Beijing.

When we arrived at Tiananmen Square by Subway Line 1, it snowed heavier and all square was covered by the white dress. Because of the snow, the transportation is not very well, and the traffic wardens still standing in the heavy snow and directed the traffic carefully. Standing before the National Museum of China, we enjoyed the Tiananmen Gate Tower from distance. It stands with the flowing pieces of snow, through the fuzzy distance, it seemed like the man was receiving the baptism in the white world and enjoy its baptism resolutely. The red flags still fly in air and showing their beauties to snow which is dance by their small bodies. Even in such day, the symbolized buildings all stand straight and witness the past time.

Tiananmen Square in White Snow

I considered that maybe rare people would visit this square in such snowy day, but the fact moved me deeply. Many travelers stay there took pictures to records the beautiful time in Tiananmen Square, they use their enthusiasm melted the cold temperature and snow. Casually, a person, jumped into my scene with an epoptic dress, who was cleaning the snow on the ground in order to protect the safety of tourists. All others were enjoying this exciting weather and play happily in this square, just the men who were clearing snow kept their posture and worked carefully. Every day, we need people like them to make the society more peace and harmony no matter rainy or snowy.

Discordantly, people in square always advise travelers to take pictures and add commercial aims into such harmony scene. Maybe someone needs their service, but what they do disturbed this peace picture. It is just the thought before we entering the theme. But it is really the expression of my emotion.

Service Facilities on Mutianyu Great Wall

As well as other mountain spots, Great Wall at Mutianyu sets up and down cable car for tourists. The down station of cable car is located at the entrance of Mutianyu Great Wall and you can find it easily. Or you can buy cable car ticket with entrance ticket together and the conductor will tell you where to take cable car to up station sits at No. 14 Watchtower and when you arrived at this watchtower, you will see a direction tell you the entrance of cable car down. If you want to take cable car double ways, you can buy tickets at entrance of Mutianyu Great Wall with 80 RMB, and if you just want to take cable car single way, you can buy ticket at local station with 60 RMB. We take cable car down to mountain and it spends 4 minutes to get down, and just only 5 minutes walking distance to parking lot.

Cable Car on Mutianyu Great Wall

There is other way to get down to foot of mountain, which is Shibide Slide in 1,580 meters. It is a new transportation, also known as ski life or gongdola, focuses on sport and entertainment, safe but stimulate. You can control speed by yourself, speed up or slow down to enjoy the special scenery of Mutianyu. It is also 60 RMB for person. As the hike up to the wall is quiet steep, going down the slide to get off the wall is lots of fun and a nice way to end your Mutianyu Great Wall tour.

Mutianyu Great Wall Tour

Visiting on the Great Wall at Mutianyu, I found various warning signs remind you should care safety of you and your family in Chinese and English. For example, beware of slippery during rainy and snowy days. And some introductions also show in Chinese and English, pay attention to tourists from all over the world. At same time, I saw about there are many dustbins stand in every other distance, which cares the tourists fully. In addition, some places are not allowed to climb and they show in warning signs. After snow, some places are still slippery because they cannot share sunshine, so you should pay more attention your road.

In order to meet the needs of tourists, the supporting facilities of Mutianyu Great Wall become more and more complete, which can offer the biggest convenience to tourists. Besides the best views, Mutianyu Great Wall is also a good place to enjoy the services.

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