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)
Population: 425,000
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



Cultural and Historical Sites: 
Simatai Great Wall, Gubeikou Great Wall, Baimaguan Great Wall, Qiangzilu Great Wall
Scenic Spots:
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

Simatai Great Wall
Simatai Great Wall
Gubei Water Town
Gubei Water Town

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.


Harvest Festivals

Golden Spring Chestnut Festival: September 18th - October 18th (Black Dragon Pool)
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)

Useful Numbers

Tourist Consultation: 010-69027774
Consumer Complaint: 010-69057315


This district has developed its transportation facilities in recent years. From Beijing Dongzhimen, there are city buses running directly to Xiwongzhuang and Taishitun towns. From the district to its mountain area towns, there are also shuttle buses. Twelve county ring roads and other highways to the neighboring districts provide convenient transport routes for visitors. More than 50 high rated restaurants and holiday resort villages, 20 star-rated hotels and thousands of folk customhouses provide a sound service for travelers. For dining, the famous Shuiku Yu (fish in Miyun Reservoir) and various peasant dishes are a must.

- Last updated on Jun. 19, 2023 by Brenda Lian -
Questions & Answers on Miyun District of Beijing
Asked by Mary from USA | Feb. 28, 2019 04:21Reply
Tell me please, are there any good hostels in Miyuan County and not very expensive
Where you can stay for couple of days? If it's possible, write me please an address. Thank you!
Answers (1)
Answered by Camden from UNITED KINGDOM | Mar. 05, 2019 19:35

There are several chain hotels in Miyun County, like Home Inn. The price is CNY200 to 300 per night. It is located at No.4-1, Gulou Street, Miyun District.
Hope helpful!
Asked by Mareyap from MALAYSIA | Dec. 19, 2018 13:43Reply
Which transport advisable to take ftom beijing city centre to miyun town
We are staying in Park Plaza Hotel in Wangfujing. Need to go to Miyun. We carry a small luggage with 2 kids at age 10 & 12.
Answers (1)
Answered by Gaia from FRANCE | Dec. 19, 2018 21:44

Well, you are advised to take metro line 5 from Dengshikou Station to Yonghegong Station. Transfer to metro line 2 to Dongzhimen Station. Take public bus no.980 to Miyun Drum Tower.
Asked by Jollie from SINGAPORE | Oct. 27, 2018 20:24Reply
Travelling to Miyun District over Chinese New Year
Hi, I am currently planning a trip to Miyun District in Beijing with my family to spend our Chinese New Year over there. I would like to enquire if there would large crowds and also would the great wall and some of the tourist attractions be opened over the Chinese New Year Period?

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!
Answers (1)
Answered by David from SINGAPORE | Oct. 30, 2018 00:19

I’m afraid there would be large crowds and the great wall and other attractions would be opened during the Chinese New Year except for the terrible snow days. Chinese New Year is a hot peak for tourism. So you’d better book the hotel and get the attractions tickets as early as possible.

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
Asked by Ilan from CHINA | Sep. 16, 2017 18:34Reply
Place to stay with kids vin Miyun
Hi. We are planning to go there from OCT 1-4. Is there a hotel or guesthouse you can recommend to stay with kids (9 and 6) at the Miyun area? We are a family that loves nature and are looking for a place which is close to many attraction but not in the center of town. Thanks
Answers (1)
Answered by Cola from GERMANY | Sep. 17, 2017 22:54

You are suggested to stay in Century Sunshine Holiday Hotel, which is in 26 Binhe Rd, Miyun District.
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