Mount Fenghuangling is a natural scenic spot in the Haidian district, about 33 km from downtown Beijing. Covering an area about 15.33 square kilometers, the park boasts beautiful natural scenery and historical relics.
It is reputed as the Small Yellow Mountain. this park is regarded as a green lung for the capital city, boasting of a well-conserved ecological environment: green hills, clear water, blue sky, white clouds, rolling ridges, thick forests, winding trails, exotic flowers and rare trees. While water in the park is superb in quality, air is fresh, being five times purer and containing 150-fold more anions than in the downtown area. In summer, the main temperature is 2-3 degrees lower than in the urban area and the relative air humidity is 65 percent. the majestic Lion Hill is the most grotesque peak in Mount Fenghuangling. The queer rocks resemble the moon in the sky, or the stone monkey playing with the heaven, or the privately chatting sweethearts, or the footprint of the immortal. The park has flowers in three seasons and presents magnificent views all the year round. It is an ideal place for spring outing, summer escape, autumn fruit tasting and winter snow appreciation.
The park also has richful cultural sites. There are numerous ruins and sites of Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, other religions, and the ancient oriental culture of health preservation. These cultural sites mix well with scenic spots, and they jointly form over 40 attractions along the north, central and south routes in the park. In particular, the following four places are the “best in Beijing”. Along the south route, the Jingangshi Pagoda built on top of a huge rock is the most miraculous of its kind in Beijing and the stone Buddha of the Northern Wei Dynasty is the oldest stand-alone statue in Beijing.
From the entryway on the east side, the hill can be climbed from a northerly route, a central route and a southerly route. The north route is the most popular with tourists, as it boasts a string of grotesque stones, ancient caves, and beautiful cascades. The middle route stands out for the “Longquan Temple” can be found along the way.
the main scenic spots:
longquan temple, Stone Archway, Golden Gragon Bridge, Lion Hill and Huangpu Courtyard.
Admission Fee: 25 RMB(peak seasons April 1th—Oct 31th); 15 RMB(off seasons Nov 1th—Mar 31th).
Open Time: 08:00 a.m to 18:00 p.m
Transportation: Bus 346 from the East Gate of the Summer Palace to Fenghuangling