Pinggu Travel Guide

Brief Intro: Pinggu District, China’s Hometown of Peach', is one of the main agricultural bases in Beijing.
Location: northeast of Beijing, neighboring Miyun County, Shunyi District and bordering Sanhe of Hebei Province.
Geography: flat plain encircled with mountains which occupies two thirds of the whole district
Area: 1,075 sq km (415 sq mi)
Population: 395,000
Administrative Division: 2 Municipal Streets (Bin He and Xing Gu); 4 Municipal Districts (Yu Yang, Yu Kou, Ma Fang and Jin Hai Hu); 10 Towns (Dong Gao Cun, Shan Dong Zhuang, Nan Du Le He, Da Hua Shan, Ma Ge Zhuang, Ma Chang Ying, Wang Xin Zhuang, Da Xing Zhuang, Liu Jia Dian and Zhen Luo Ying); 2 Folk Towns (Huang Song Yu and Xiong’er Zhai)
Postal Code: 101200
Dialing Code: 010
Local Highlights: rural tourism, primitive folk culture and special seasonal festivals
Local Products: agricultural products including peaches, persimmon and seedless watermelon
souvenirs including Jinhai strange stones, Xuanyuan strange stones, and peach duramen handicrafts

Tourism Information

Sixteen most famous tourism spots: 
Shentao Peak, Taohua Hai (Sea of Peach Flowers), Jinhai Lake, Jingdong Grand Canyon, Jingdong Grand Karst Cave, Hudongshui Stream, Jingdong Shilin Canyon, Feilong Valley, Xuanyuan Tai (Xuanyuan Tomb), Mt. Yahuan, Guajia Resort, Jiangjunguan Folk Tourism Village, Bolitai Folk Tourism Village, Laoxiang Peak, Wenfeng Pagoda, Mt. Qinglong
Special Tours: 
Canyon Tour, Food Base Tour, Snow and Ice Tour (in season), Great Wall Tour, Geological Tour, Flower Admiring Tour (in season), Fruit Picking Tour (in season), Cultural & Historical Sites Tour and Rural Tour.

With a history of about 1.5 billion years, Jingdong Grand Karst Cave is considered the World’s First Ancient Karst Cave. This scenic area is divided into tourist zones: Grand Canyon and Jingtaishan, covering about 20 square kilometers (about 7.7 square miles). The most elegant landscape of the canyon is the over 30-meter (about 98-feet) high waterfall, steep and magnificent cliff, five linked pools, plank road along the canyon and limpid lake. The karst cave has stalagmite, stone pearl, stalactite, stone sheet, stone flowers and others. Apart from appreciating the various karst stones, tourists can enjoy themselves by drinking Chinese tea or sipping wine. How cozy it is!

Old Elepant Peak Scenic Area lies in a grand canyon of Xiaoyuzi Village, Pinggu. Looking northwards, you will find a peak like a giant elephant. It seems to show the lifelike elephant’s trunk, eyes, legs and even the whole body. A cave on the back of the “elephant” is called Immortals Cave. A legend says that the cave was the lounge of the immortals where they usually rested and collogued. Additionally, there are Tiger Claw Peak, Heavenly Inkstone, Rhinoceros Watching the Moon Stone and other interesting scenic spots.

Canyon is so named due to the Stones Forest in the scenic area. The distinctive landscape is reflected by the stones, valley, water, peaks and forest here. Covering about 12 square kilometers (about 4.6 square miles), the canyon includes over 50 scenic spots. Mt. Shilin formed during the past 1.4 billion years as the geological conditions change presenting various stone shapes. Xiagu Rock is said to pay respect to a girl named Xiagu who persisted in her love to her husband. There are other interesting rocks which are named after the love affairs between Xiagu and Sanlang. You can imagine these stories over the enjoyment of beautiful scenery.  

Rural Tourism

Guajiaxu Folk Culture Village, Huashan Town
Diaowo Folk Culture Village, Huangsongyu Town
Haizi Folk Culture Village, Jinhaihu Town
Huangcaowa Folk Culture Village, Jinhaihu Town
Yuzishan Folk Culture Village, Shandongzhuang Town
Dongsiling Folk Culture Village, Zhenluoying Town
Laoquankou Folk Culture Village, Xiong'erzhai Town

Local Festivals

Pinggu International Peach Flower & Catharine Festival: middle of April, around April 20th
Pinggu Summer Heat Escaping Festival: from June to September each year
Golden Autumn Peach Picking Festival: from August to October each year
Silver Winter Ice Tourism Festival: from December to February the next year

Useful Numbers

Tourist Consultation: 010-89991180
Tourist Complaint: 010-89991622
Ticket Center: 010-69964928
Ambulance: 010-89992120
Consumer Complaint: 010-69962872
Price Informant Hotline: 010-69912358

Tips

Pinggu is easily accessible from the Beijing urban area, Tianjin, Tangshan, Qinhuangdao and Langfang. There are express highways and city circular roads linking Pinggu with the above areas. On arrival at Pinggu, don't miss the beautiful mountain areas, primitive folk villages and local Nong Jia Le including delicious rural food, traditional house lodging, special festivals and performances.

- Last modified on Apr. 27, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Pinggu District of Beijing
Asked by Nong from USA | Apr. 27, 2018 05:08Reply
Could you please tell me how to go to Pinggu Peach Blossom from CBD area?
And if there are peaches blossom left? Thank you.
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Answered by Cici from GERMANY | Apr. 27, 2018 20:57
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You can take subway line 1 to Jianguomen to switch to line 2 to Dongzhimen.
Then, take bus 852 to Pinggu Shiji Guangchang and switch to Pinggu bus 12 to Taopeng.
The peach blossom will be last till end of May.
Asked by julia from MANCHESTER | Mar. 08, 2018 08:08Reply
getting to pinggu, beijing
hi am thinking to visiting the shilinxia glass platform while am in BJ this may, and wondering how much roughly it will cost to go by taxi. any idea of the local price will be.

thanks
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Answered by Anron from CANADA | Mar. 08, 2018 20:24
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I suppose you start from Tian’anmen Square, then the taxi fare is around 330-350yuan, and the duration is about 1.5h.
Or you can take subway line 2 to Dongzhimden and then catch bus 852 from Dongzhimen Hub to PG Xiaofangdui to transfer to Ping 38, which can take you to Shilinxia directly. The fare is 24yuan in total. The duration is nearly 3h.
Answered by Julia from MANCHESTER | Mar. 09, 2018 03:35
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Thanks Anron
Asked by febe from INDONESIA | Oct. 20, 2017 02:27Reply
pinggu trip
hi,
i will go to beijing march 30 till april 07, and i plan to go to the area such as glass sightseeing platform, jingdong grand canyon and peach flower blossoms at dahua town. can you help me plan it from downtown which one should go first and how to get there from 1 place to other place until back again to downtown? for jing dong grand canyon and peach blossom is it possible to go there during my travel time ?
thank you
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Answered by Emma from CHINA | Oct. 24, 2017 03:41
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I suggest you go to the grand canyon first, but the two sites are a little far apart, so it is best to stay overnight near the canyon.

To the grand canyon: take bus no. 852 at Dongzhimen Transport Hub to Pinggu District Hospital and change to Pinggu Line 12 to Daxiagu. Then walk to the entrance of the canyon. I remember you have to take the cable car up and down. The glass walkway here is worthwhile.

To the peach flower blossom, still take Pinggu Line 12 to Changguanlou, and change to Pinggu Line 20. You need to get off at Xiaoyuzi and walk there.

To return to downtown, take Pinggu Line 53 (last bus leaves at 13:40) to Guanzhuang Lukou and transfer to 852 to Dongzhimen.
Answered by febe from INDONESIA | Oct. 24, 2017 04:20
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glass sightseeing platform the UFO one is located same at jingdong grand canyon ?
Answered by Emma from CHINA | Oct. 24, 2017 20:28
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Sorry, didn’t notice the platform before.
To the platform from the Canyon: take Bus Ping 12 to Shangdongzhuang Lukou, and take Bus Ping 25 then. Transfer to Bus Ping 38 at Hudongshui, and get off at Bolitai, you will get there.
Answered by febe from INDONESIA | Oct. 26, 2017 04:39
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which one should i go first, platform or canyon ? if i just go to two places (exclude peach blossoms) can for one day trip or i still need to stay overnight at PG ?
Answered by Linda from SINGAPORE | Oct. 26, 2017 20:30
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You should go to the canyon first.
And then you can take Bus Ping 12 to Shangdongzhuang Lukou, transfer to Bus Ping 25. Another transfer to Bus Ping 38 at Hudongshui, and get off at Bolitai.

As for Q2, you don't need to stay there overnight, and I'm glda to give you the returning transport from the platform:
Take Bus Ping 34 and transfer to Bus 852 at Guangzhuang Lukou.
By the way, the last Bus Ping 34 leaves at 16:00.
Answered by febe from INDONESIA | Oct. 27, 2017 03:05
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i really appreciate it. Thank you Emma and Linda ^_^
Asked by Martin Cespedes from COLOMBIA | May. 13, 2016 11:28Reply
How to go from downtown Beijing to Pinggu glass gazebo?
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Answered by Linda from AUSTRALIA | May. 14, 2016 02:24
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Well, from downtown area, you are suggested to take public bus no.852 at Dongzhimen Station, get off at Guanzhuang Intersection Station. Then transfer to bus Ping No.34 to arrive at Bolitai Station. After arriving, walk to the scenic area directly. Notably, the departure time of bus no.Ping 34 are just 7:30, 9:40, 13:00 and 16:00. Thus you are adviced to arrange your time properly.
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