Miyun Travel Guide
Brief intro: Miyun, a suburban district of Beijing, has a beautiful natural environment and a rich history.
Location: northeast of Bejing, at the junction of the North China Plain and Yanshan Mountain, neighboring Pinggu, Shunyi and Huairou districts and Luanping, Chengde, Xinglong counties in Hebei Province
Geography: Mountains in the north, east and west; Miyun Reservoir in the middle; plains in the southwest
Area:2,226.5 sq km (860 sq mi)
Administrative division: 2 Municipal Streets (Gulou, Guoyuan); 17 Towns (Miyun, Xiwongzhuang, Xitiange, Shilibu, Henanzhai, Jugezhuang, Mujiayu, Taishitun, Gaoling, Bulaotun, Fengjiayu, Gubeikou, Dachengzi, Dongshaoqu, Beizhuang, Xinchengzi, Shicheng); 1 Ethnic Minority Groups Area (Tanying Manchu and Mongolian Area)
Postal code: 101500
Dialing code: 010
Local Highlights: fishing culture, natural beauty and rural tours
Local Arts: Talking and Singing Band with Five Different Musical Instruments (Wuyin Da Gu), Butterfly Dance (Hudie Hui)
Local Products: mulberry, persimmon, plum and chestnut
Simatai Great Wall, Gubeikou Great Wall
Gubei Water Town, Mt. Yunmeng National Forest Park, Mt. Wuling, Mt. Longyun, Black Dragon Pool, Top Waterfall of Beijing, Nine Waterfall Eighteen Pool Scenic Area, Yunxiu Valley Scenic Area, Qinglianggu Scenic Area, Jiudaowan Grand Canyon, Jinglinggu Valley, Mt. Yunfo Grand Karst Caves, Taoyuanxiangu Scenic Area
Nanshan Ski Resort, Mt.Yunfo Ski Resort, Beijing Aolei International Outdoor Sports Club
Folk Custom Towns:
Xiwongzhuang, Taishitun, Gubeikou, Xinchengzi, Shicheng
Mt. Yunmeng National Forest Park, originally named Cloud Dreaming Mountain (Mt. Yunmeng), is considered a small Mt. Huangshan. The steep mountains, strange peaks and rocks, magnificent waterfall and other natural scenery make the park a perfect traveling destination. People say that Mt. Yunmeng combines the grandness of Mt. Taishan, the ruggedness of Mt. Huashan, the strangeness of Mt. Huangshan and the elegance of Mt. Emei. Nowadays, the park is not only a tourist destination, but also a good choice for students’ field practice. Furthermore, every year during the middle of April and the end of May, the Azalea Appreciation Festival is held here to symbolize the happy life.
White Dragon Pool Scenic Area, about 30 km (about 18.6 mi) from the northeastern Miyun District, is located at the foot of the Yanshan Great Wall. Shengjing Gate, the first scenic spot here, is constructed in a Chinese traditional style, while the grass grows from the gold bricks and red walls, which present a miraculous phenomenon. Moving forward about 100 meters (about 328 ft), Longquan Temple appears with a white marble statue of Guanyin Boddhisattva standing in the front of it. Five Dragon Temple (Wulongci) is regarded as the Dragon King Temple of this scenic area. First built in the North Song Dynasty (960-1127), the temple was used by the emperors to pray for rain.
Mt. Yunfo Tourism Village is an all around place for traveling, involving dining, accommodation, traveling, entertainment and relaxation. It is near to Mt. Yunmeng, Wuzuolou National Forest Park, Mt. Wuling, White Dragon Pool and Black Dragon. The representative scenic spots here are Mt. Yunfo Grand Karst Caves, Mt. Yunfo Bathing Place, Mt. Yunfo Fishing Garden, Mt. Yunfo Grand Karst Caves Skiing Park and Mt. Yunfo Organic Vegetables and Fruits Picking Garden.
Mt. Yunmeng Fruits Picking Festival: September 1st - October 20th (Mt. Yunmeng National Forest Park)
Jiudaowan Grand Canyon Autumn Picking Festival: September 15th - October 31st (Jiudaowan Grand Canyon)
Taoyuanxiangu Picking Festival: September 15th - October 23rd (Taoyuanxianggu Scenic Area)
Qinglianggu Picking Festival: September 1st - October 31st (Qinglianggu Scenic Area)
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If yes, where would you recommend us to stay for about 4-5 nights and where to go?
We have been to the city before hence we would like to enjoy the countryside this time.
Thank you and I look forward to your reply!
Here is one itinerary recommended to you.
Day 1: Gubei Water Town - Simatai Great Wall Night Tour
Day 2: Wulingshan Forest Park
Day 3: Black Dragon Pool, Miyun Reservoir
Day 4: Nan Shan Ski
Day 5: Gubeikou Great Wall
What is the best route up the mountain?
If you will hike on your own, I suggest you enter from the North Gate, viewing the scenery on the way, and leave from the West Gate. And the mountain allows cars in, so you can also rent a car and drive onto the summit.