Kangxi Grassland

Kangxi Grassland
Beautiful Kangxi Grassland
Covering an area of 5,436 acres (2,200 hectares), Kangxi Grassland is the largest prairie in Beijing, 9.3 miles (15km) to the west of Badaling Great Wall and 50 miles (80km) from Beijing downtown. Adjoining Guanting Lake to the west and Haituo Mountain to the north, the grassland is one of the best places to experience the exotic Mongolian lifestyle. In summer, it is cool and humid, which makes it a fine summer resort; while in winter, when it snows and the river is frozen, Kangxi turns into a white paradise, where visitors can go skating, fishing and sledding.

Kangxi grassland is flat and vast with abundant plant and animal resources. The best time to visit it is spring and summer, especially June to September. During that period of year, the green grass carpet is dotted with colorful flower clusters, such as cogon, clover, wild chrysanthemum and dandelion. Flocks of cattle and sheep are wandering on the meadows, some browsing around, while some lying down for a nap. Along the river shore, silver gulls, wild ducks, grey cranes, swans, rabbits, foxes and voles run freely. White Mongolian yurts are scattered around, which adds more charm.

Kangxi Grassland has the largest state-operated horse racecourse in China. There are superb horserace arena, professional horsemanship club, hunting ground and jeep race club inside. On Kangxi Grassland, riding horses must be the most interesting activity for visitors in the day time. Under the azure sky, visitors can ride a horse to dash on the broad grassland, with soft breeze brushing cheeks; or wander slowly in the meadows, enjoying a good view of the sunset scene. If visitors are unable to ride a horse yet, no worry, there are also professional coaches to teach you patiently.

 The price of the horse riding is listed as below:
Type Price (CNY) Targeted Visitors
Gallop along the horse track  200/ hour  Skilled horse riders
Slow ride along the horse track 100/ hour  Ordinary riders
Ride on racecourses  30/ lap (about 1,200 yards)  Beginners
Sightseeing in a coach along the horse track  100/ coach/ hour  All visitors
Horse Riding in Kangxi Grassland
Ride a Horse in Kangxi Grassland
A Bonfire Party in Kangxi Grassland
A Big Bonfire Party
At night, a big bonfire party is held in the center of the scenic area. The dancing ground can accommodate over 1,000 people. Visitors from every corner of the world gather around, singing and dancing together. Meanwhile, they can enjoy delicious food like roast whole lamb, hands-grasping mutton, barley wine and buttered tea.

Besides, visitors can experience local people’s lifestyle in some folk custom resorts built on this grassland. They can enjoy Mongolian singing and dancing performances, get dressed in traditional Mongolian costume and live in the yurts. Meanwhile, there are many recreation items, such as roller skating and camel riding. The Lele Oxcart is a must try, by which tourists can sail in the green sea. A traditional Mongolian festival, Nadam Fair may also be held in summer or winter time for visitors to have fun, when they can enjoy horse racing, wrestling, arrow shooting, motor cycling, Mongolian chess and tug of wars.

Since coming here, visitors can also go to some nearby scenic spots, such as Badaling National Forest Park, Badaling Ski Resorts, Badaling Wildlife Park, Tianmo DesertGuyaju Caves, Longqing Gorge and Haituo Mountain. The special local products such as Yanqing apple, apricot and globeflowers tea are also fine gifts to families and friends.


1. There are tents available on the grassland, and you can hire one for night stay.
2. Some herdsmen have their houses near the entrance of the grassland, where you can also find accommodation.


Take bus 919 or 919 Express from Deshengmen Station and get off at Yanqing Nancaiyuan Station. Transfer to Y40 and get off at the terminal station Kangxi Caoyuan Nanmen (South Gate of Kangxi Grassland). Y40 operates from 06:05 to 17:00.
Bus / Subway Search
Ticket fare CNY 30
Opening hours All day

Further Reading:
12 Popular Beijing Activities to Beat the Summer Heat
12 Best Places to Visit near Beijing
- Last updated on Apr. 08, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on Kangxi Grassland
Asked by AS from USA | Aug. 04, 2019 17:30Reply
Hello - I have heard Kangxi Grassland is currently closed. Can you confirm this?
Answers (1)
Answered by Leah from UKRAINE | Aug. 04, 2019 22:48

Sorry, I didn't find any information on the internet. As I know, it still opens nowadays.
Asked by Kavinda Perera from SRI LANKA | Sep. 28, 2018 21:43Reply
Hey, how much would it cost to rent a camping tent and stay in Kangxi grasslands?
Answers (1)
Answered by Alan from USA | Sep. 29, 2018 18:57

Dear, it may be about CNY100 - 150/ day.
Asked by Sara from USA | Aug. 15, 2017 07:48Reply
Horse riding on the kangxi grassland
I heard that horse riding was not available on weekdays? How could we arrange for a small group of us to ride horses this Friday?
Answers (1)
Answered by Michelle from FINLAND | Aug. 16, 2017 01:56

As I know, the horse riding is available in weekdays.
You can directly go there and the project will be provided.
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