Fenghuangling Nature Park
Fenghuangling Nature Park, also known as Phoenix Mountain, is a national AAAA scenic spot. Covering an area about 4,000 acres (nearly 18 square kilometers), it is located inside the Western Hill Farm of Niegezhuang in Haidian District, 18 miles (over 30 kilometers) away from downtown Beijing. With grotesque peaks and rocks, immense forests, and refreshing springs, Fenghuangling Nature Park is absolutely a good place for leisure and pleasure.
|Map of Fenghuangling Nature Park |
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The park is a well-conserved ecological area where beautiful natural sceneries and historical relics integrate perfectly. It is fair to say that it is a pure land, a natural jade without any artificial polish. With green hills, limpid water, fresh air and proper air humidity, it is acclaimed as the lung of Beijing City. Meanwhile, the park abounds with colorful cultural sites of Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, as well as remains of the health care culture of ancient China, which are very compatible with the natural scenic spots. In total there are more than 40 attractions in the park, which can be seen from the following three touring routes.
Walking along the mountain road, visitors can see Immortal's Cave, Three-Buddha Cave, Xuanyuan Cave and Immortals' Chair with Buddhist figures in different postures. These four historic remains combine to form the largest and the most complete cave complex for health care and life nourishing, with each cave representing a level. There are other sites like Baita Reservoir, Shade Pavilion, which is said to be the place for the immortals to play chess, as well as the biggest cliff inscription in Beijing with three red Chinese characters meaning 'Phoenix Mountain'.
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|Admission Fees||CNY 25 for an adult. |
* Free for children under 3.9 feet (1.2m) and CNY 13 for those between 3.9 – 4.6 feet (1.2-1.4m).
|Opening Hours||Apr.-Oct.: 06:00-18:00; Nov.-Mar.: 06:30-17:30|
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You can take bus no.879 from Badaling Great Wall to Nankou Crossing East and change to bus no.655 to Nankou Farm. Take shuttle bus to Zhoujiaxiang. After arriving, take bus no.346 to Fenghuangling.