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Top 19 Nature Attractions in Beijing - 2023

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Discover the scenic wonders of Beijing's nature attractions. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking wilderness and experience the serene and picturesque landscapes that will leave you in awe.
Updated Sep 2023
  • No.1
    4.7/5
    36,217 Reviews
    taCommentScoreUrlbased on 11047 reviews
    "Long line to get in to the cable car, but it goes pretty quick. The first part of the wall right off the cable car is very crowded and it's difficult to walk, but it seemed that most people give up pretty quickly so after only half an hour of walking it was quite empty already. Takes about 5 to 6 hours for the entire walk, including frequent breaks. If you plan to use the cable cars up and down do check the times and plan ahead as they stop pretty early in the day. It was absolutely beautiful though, not much to say about the greatness of it, it's in the name after all."
    Beijing
    60.2km from downtown
    Highlights: The Great Wall of Badaling in Yanqing, Beijing, is a pass for the Ming Great Wall. As the saying goes, "you are not a hero until you reach the Great Wall". Most locals take this spot to be the start of the ascent of the Great Wall. The Badaling Great Wall is the most complete section among the various great walls in Beijing. The total length of this sectionn is 7.5 miles (12 kilometers) with 43 watchtowers, however only 2.3 miles (3.74 kilometers) and 19 watchtowers have been restored and opened to visitors. Compared with other sections, most stairs are not very steep and they are equipped with handrails, so it is a relatively easier climb.
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  • No.2
    4.7/5
    2,309 Reviews
    Free
    taCommentScoreUrlbased on 115 reviews
    "The explanation is very detailed and serious. After listening to the history of the Qing Dynasty for half a century, from Prince Gong's Mansion to Hexuan Mansion, I feel the same, and the blessing of the cave is full of blessings. Thank you Xiucai for your hard explanation."
    Beijing
    4.6km from downtown
    Highlights: Shichahai consists of three lakes - Qianhai, Houhai, Xihai - and their adjacent areas. It is a large area of beautiful lakes and is also a well-known historic district in Beijing. The former residences, palaces, and other monuments of famous figures are scattered here. In recent years, Shichahai Bar Street has become one of the busiest places in Beijing’s nightlife. If you come to Shichahai in the summer, you can go for a boat ride; in the winter the lakes usually ice over, and the lakes become Shichahai Ice Rink.
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  • No.3
    4.7/5
    3,546 Reviews
    taCommentScoreUrlbased on 2955 reviews
    "For me, Jingshan Park was nearly as the Beijing Children''s Palace when I was a child. The Children''s Palace took over some parts of the Jingshan. I had to go to there every weekend for my class.My best memory was riding the bicycle with my parents to there. At that time, my dad always be the guidance of us, we passing through many alleys which i''ve never heared about. Beijing fainted in the rays of the sunset, the old-gray-brick-walls were gradually wrapped around with golden voile, the summer-light-wind brings a special scent of the sandalwood, that''s my memory of childhood."
    Beijing
    2.6km from downtown
    Highlights: Jingshan Park is situated on the central axis of old Beijing. It was an imperial garden during the Ming and Qing dynasties. The park's central peak was once the highest point of the old city. The building at its summit, called the Wanchun Pavilion, is must-see for visitors to Jingshan Park. From here you can enjoy views of the whole of the center of Beijing, and photograph the whole of the Forbidden City. This is also where the last emperor of the Ming dynasty, the Chongzhen Emperor, committed suicide by hanging.
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  • No.4
    4.7/5
    5,188 Reviews
    taCommentScoreUrlbased on 859 reviews
    "They really are fragrant! the pictures cannot describe the scent of this place"
    Beijing
    21km from downtown
    Highlights: Fragrant Hills Park is located in Beijing’s western suburbs. It is an imperial forest garden with a long and storied history. Many ancient relics and monuments are scattered throughout the lush wooded area. It is one of Beijing's beautiful ornamental spots and a natural oxygen bar. The red leaves of Fragrant Hills are one of China’s famous sights in autumn. Every September and October, the hills gradually change shades from green to yellow, until eventually the entire mountain turns fiery red. Senyuhu, Yuhua Cave and Qifeng Pavilion are all good places from which to look at the colorful leaves. Since it was first constructed, Fragrant Hills Park already has more than 900 years of history. Biyun Temple, Zongjing Dazhao Temple and Jianxinzhai are three sites to visit while in the park.
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  • No.5
    4.5/5
    3,232 Reviews
    taCommentScoreUrlbased on 47 reviews
    "one of the nice places in Huairou District, Beijing. Not too much large but very convenient to move around. A lot of things to do there for fun."
    Beijing
    59.7km from downtown
    Highlights: Yanqi (Wild Goose) Lake is located about 70 kilometers from downtown Beijing. Situated to the north of the majestic Great Wall, this clear blue lake is nestled among small mountains and surrounded on all sides by beautiful scenery. At present, Yanqi Lake has been developed into a waterside amusement park where visitors can experience all sorts of on-water entertainment such as paddle boats, speed boats and water slides. While playing in, on and around the water you can also take a moment to enjoy the natural scenery and breathe in the countryside's fresh air.
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  • No.6
    4.5/5
    2,609 Reviews
    taCommentScoreUrlbased on 231 reviews
    "Entering the park is first to take the Tenglong elevator (no charge), then the cruise ship, round-trip ticket 100/person. The cruise ship can row a wooden boat at Moon Bay, you can go up the mountain to King Kong Temple, and there is a small road to the King Kong Temple, to the Dream Pavilion. This road is suitable for mountaineering enthusiasts and there is no ropeway. Going back to the boat, you can take the ropeway up and down, the round-trip fare is 50, of course, you can also choose to climb up by yourself, the ropeway leads to the fairy courtyard, and the fairy courtyard is still good to climb to the jade emperor top. The scenery is good, sitting on the cruise ship has the feeling of going to Xiaoguilin."
    Beijing
    79.7km from downtown
    Highlights: Longqing Gorge combines the charm of the southern landscape with the majesty of the northern landscape. The canyons are twisted and winding, the river is green, the cliffs are steep, and the caves, stalagmites and stone pillars are densely covered. It is known as the “Little Xiaojiang River” of Beijing city. In spring and summer, the cool weather here enables people to enjoy the water and walk among the green. In winter, an ice festival is held during the long icing period, and this place becomes a sea of lighted ice.
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  • No.7
    4.8/5
    452 Reviews
    taCommentScoreUrlbased on 99 reviews
    "This is an attraction in the scenic area of Beijing Summer Palace, with a wide lake, 24-hole bridge and a cruise ship shuttle! It is really rare to have such a view in the capital Beijing. [View] North Jiangnan, [Fun] Royal Garden, [Cost-effective] High, the cruise ship is only forty!"
    Beijing
    15.2km from downtown
    Highlights: Kunming Lake is located in the Summer Palace in Beijing. It occupies three-quarters of the Summer Palace and has a beautiful scenery. It is the soul of the whole garden. According to the division of waters, Kunming Lake can be divided into three parts: Great Lakes, West Lake and Houhu. Every summer and autumn, a large number of tourists come to the lake, enjoying the pavilions on the lakeside and taking a panoramic view of the park. In addition to the lake and the water, the 17-hole bridge and the west bank in the lake are also worth savoring.
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  • No.8
    4.6/5
    1,125 Reviews
    taCommentScoreUrlbased on 84 reviews
    "There is a small traffic (15 yuan one way) at the ticket gate to go directly to the starting point of the cable car, and it is not far to walk about1.5 kilometers. You can choose to go down the cable car for 100 yuan, and the cable car is 70 yuan a way. It is recommended to climb the mountain to go down the cable car, and you must buy water in advance to climb the mountain. There is no place to sell things along the way. It is possible to climb halfway dehydrated. . . All the steps go up and down, it is easier to go up the mountain than down the mountain, if you have not climbed the mountain, it is not recommended to climb it. Climbing the mountain must bring water in advance! ! !"
    Beijing
    66.2km from downtown
    Highlights: Qinglong Gorge Scenic Area is located in Beijing’s Huairou District. From all directions, the scenic area is surrounded by jade green mountains. The air is especially fresh and clean. For visitors who are used to living in the crowded city, it is a luxuriously refreshing destination. Other than the beautiful natural landscape, tourists can also enjoy paddleboating, bumper boating and speedboating. Adrenaline junkies can try out exciting outdoor activities like bungee jumping and rock climbing. When out for a holiday at Qinglong Canyon you can also take the opportunity to discover the Ming Dynasty Great Wall.
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  • No.9
    4.3/5
    1,980 Reviews
    "Transportation: It is very convenient to drive. Featured experience: You can swim the lake, slide, camp, and chat and picnic with friends in the sun. Recommended reason: the scenery is good, there are relatively few people, the route of walkinhwalking is also very eye-washing, you can drive back and forth on the same day, and you can see the sunset on the return road . happiness~"
    Beijing
    82.3km from downtown
    Highlights: Jinhai Lake is located in Beijing's Pinggu District. The scenic area has many types of water sports for tourists to enjoy, such as kayaking, fishing, jetskiing and parasailing. Surrounding the scenic area there are many resort villages and farmhouse B&Bs providing food and lodging for guests. You can sail to the east side of the lake on a tourist boat, where the landscape is very beautiful, full of lush trees and greenery.
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  • No.10
    4.2/5
    1,086 Reviews
    "Location: In Miyun, it takes a long time to drive, not far from the distance but the mountain road is more fun: the right hand side is the zipline, small rafting, water entertainment projects, zipline thief fast, the camera has not been adjusted to the other side, the small rafting is not wet, the kind of very interesting, there are two soft bridges on the water that must fall on the left hand side of the water. It's the cable car, all the way to the top, and then you can make a big elevator on the 6th floor and take the glass plank road. It is especially thrilling and the sound effect of glass breaking is too exciting! Then there is a big rafting, the speed is moderate, a little exciting."
    Beijing
    86.3km from downtown
    Highlights: Qingliang Valley Scenic Area is located on the cloudy slope of Yunmeng Mountain. There are mountains and valleys, and there are forests and lakes. It is a scenic spot with landscape scenery and water recreation. It is also a natural summer resort in the suburbs of Beijing. It is an authentic cool world. . The white river water that flows all the year round flows through the front of the scenic spot. The unique geographical location and environment form a cool climate here. The waterfalls in the scenic spot are dense and varied in shape and spectacular.
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  • No.11
    4.4/5
    564 Reviews
    "Nice course, Enjoy so much cuz thats the royal one. A lots of my friends ask me to have a try."
    Beijing
    8.9km from downtown
    Highlights: The royal river system of the capital city rivers has a long history. It was the dedicated river channel that Qianlong used to go to Wanshou Temple to pray for his mother's birthday and the royal family went to the Summer Palace. At the time, the two sides were planted with peach trees and willow trees. In the season of spring and summer, the banks of the two banks were full of beautiful green trees and red flowers, leaving the story of "watching pine trees in the Temple of Heaven, watching willows in the long river". It began in Qianlong period and was flourished in Guangxu peridod, sustained during the Qianlong, Jiaqing, Daoguang, Xianfeng, Tongzhi, and the Six Dynasties of Guangxu. It is a special waterway for emperors, empresses, princes, and princes of the Qing Dynasty.
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  • No.12
    4.5/5
    2,263 Reviews
    taCommentScoreUrlbased on 67 reviews
    "The scenery of the scenic spot is very beautiful, the environment is very good, suitable for children to play, the water in the stream is particularly clear, the children are particularly happy to play, the package is particularly suitable... The glass platform experience is very good, when it is cloudy, it is particularly cool."
    Beijing
    81.4km from downtown
    Highlights: Shilin Gorge is located in Beijing's Pinggu District. The scenic area includes all sorts of magnificent natural features such as deep gorges, towering cliffs, stone pillars and grand waterfalls. The scenic area is suitable for visitors of all ages and includes both a carousel and a giant waterslide. There are a number of resort villages and farmhouse restaurants near the scenic area. It is one of the weekend getaways in suburban Beijing to escape the summer heat. Just outside the main gate of the scenic area are a number of resort villages providing lodging for visitors.
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  • No.13
    4.5/5
    751 Reviews
    Free
    taCommentScoreUrlbased on 237 reviews
    "Shidu is a very nice area with green mountains. There are many activities to do : there is a glass bridge, a water slide, and a zipline. You can go on a hike and enjoy thrilling views from the glass bridge. It is easy to get there by car but if you go with the public transport you need to take a bus in the very early morning. It is a nice place to escape the city and enjoy nature. There lakes are surrounded by green hills and mountains and it is a very popular destination for teambuilding activities."
    Beijing
    75.1km from downtown
    Highlights: Shidu Scenic Area is located in Shidu Town, Fangshan District, Beijing. It is a river valley about 20 kilometers long that runs along the Juma River. There are mountains and waters, numerous cliffs and precipices, between which are waterfalls and streams. Shidu is a wonderful place for leisurely relaxation in the suburbs of Beijing. On both sides of the river, there are many entertainment options such as live CS and bungee jumping. You can also take a bamboo raft and drift along the river. There are also many farmhouses near the river bank where you can taste authentic countryside cuisine and enjoy a taste of village life.
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  • No.14
    4.5/5
    1,550 Reviews
    "In fact, the entire Pofengling Scenic Area starts from the mountain, which is very beautiful, even better than the scenic area itself. The road is full of red leaves, yellow leaves, undiscolored green leaves, full of autumn beauty, full of red leaves, layered, colorful, persimmons are ripe, hanging on the tree, very beautiful, This is probably autumn, not to enjoy autumn is like autumn, full of regret. The slope peak road is not too big, the altitude is not too high, the mountain road is steep, a little rugged, but most people can go to the top, people with bad legs or fear of height may have some problems, the mountainside is the best to see, close to the unobstructed view of the mountain, The mountains are rich in superimposed colors, eye-catching and intoxicating, especially the shaded trail covered by red leaves, taking a photo is too emotional."
    Beijing
    53.5km from downtown
    Highlights: Pofeng Ridge is located in Zhoukoudian Town, Fangshan District, Beijing, where a large number of Smoke Trees grow. Under the lush jungle, the villas where Li Lianying and Tsao Kun once inhabited were also located here. Climbing to the Autumn Wind Pavilion along the winding stone path, you can see the beautiful scenery of the Pofeng Ridge from up high. Especially in the autumn, the leaves of the Smoke Trees cluster into a mountain of red leaves. It is very beautiful.
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  • No.15
    4.4/5
    2,160 Reviews
    "This shuttle bus must be taken, because the journey is a bit far away, the driver is also very fierce, the scenic spot itself is far from the city, the people are not particularly good, the alpine rhododendron did not imagine the mountains everywhere, but it is not bad, the weather is not so warm, the air is good!"
    Beijing
    117.5km from downtown
    Highlights: Located in the Labagoumen Manchu Township, the Labagoumen National Forest Park is known as the northern gate of the capital. It has been developed as a tourist resort and is one of the four tourist attractions in Huairou District. The main scenic spots include birch forest, wild boar forest, Baizhangya, Seven Fairy bath, and Tangchi hot spring. The main species of natural forests are eucalyptus, poplar, and birch. The artificial forests are mainly pine, larch, and poplar.
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  • No.16
    4.6/5
    1,386 Reviews
    taCommentScoreUrlbased on 58 reviews
    "The environment is really good, but there is no bathroom on the mountain (the sign shows that there are, and several places are bad and cannot be used). There are no shops and machines selling water. Others are good. The scenery is good. There are cats like along the way. It is great."
    Beijing
    35.4km from downtown
    Highlights: Fenghuangling Natural Scenic Area in Haidian District of Beijing is a good destination for locals to spend their weekends. It has beautiful scenery all year round. In spring, it is nice to go hiking there, while in winter, the snow-covered landscape is really worth viewing. There are also historical relics like temples and pagodas. In the scenic area, tourists can enjoy rock climbing and pray at the famous Longquan Temple. It is much cooler than Beijing city centre in summer.
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  • No.17
    4.5/5
    623 Reviews
    "The scenery is good, the scenic area can go far, there are streams and several waterfalls, the water volume is not large, especially the second waterfall in the innermost, which may be seasonal reasons, the water volume is much worse than the photos of the scenic spot, and some disappointment. The scenic area is much colder than the outside world. The train is only one trip, and the waiting time is too long."
    Beijing
    59.3km from downtown
    Highlights: Shuanglong Gorge is situated in a luxuriant valley in the south of Huo Village, Zhaitang Town, Mentougou District. It has clear streams, alluring red apricots and thick jungles. It is dubbed as "Mini Jiuzhai Valley" for its blooming wild flowers and appealing scene of northern China in summer. We can enjoy the spectacular ice fall there as white as polished jade.
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  • No.18
    4.6/5
    1,480 Reviews
    taCommentScoreUrlbased on 6 reviews
    "Yudu Mountain Scenic Area is located in the Yudu Mountain natural scenic area in the northwest mountain of Yanqing County, Beijing, with an area of about 100 square kilometers. It is connected to a Yuhai Highway from 110 National Road. The area is located in the deep mountains, with few people, beautiful scenery and quiet environment. It is a little-known virgin land in Beijing; it is nature's most primitive green memory; it is the best choice for modern people to return to nature. It is the pearl hidden in the mountains, and we modern people have the same desire, this is the highest realm of "heaven and man unity"."
    Beijing
    84.4km from downtown
    Highlights: The Yudu Mountain Natural Scenic Area is located in the deep mountains. Few people come here. The scenery is beautiful and the environment is quiet. It has the original green memories of nature. It is a little-known virgin land in the suburbs of Beijing. The mountains and rivers flow in the four seasons, and the scenery in spring, summer, autumn and winter is different. With the wind drifting, there are various gestures.
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  • No.19
    4.6/5
    315 Reviews
    "On weekends, climb Qianling Mountain and enjoy flowers at the time 🌸📍 Qianling Mountain Scenic Area is located outside the West Sixth Ring Road of Wangzuo Town, Fengtai District. The north gate is Jietai Temple. As a niche scenic area in Beijing, tourists mainly drive for local people. There are 5 free parking buildings at the south gate of the scenic spot, with plenty of parking spaces. The 6th floor is the tourist service center, which checks tickets to enter the park. Tickets are bought online in advance. The window of the scenic tourist service center redeems physical tickets for about two kilometers from the entrance of the scenic spot to the main entrance of the scenic spot. There are gray kiln sites along the way. The walking view is average. There are elderly and children who can take the scenic battery car. 👣 There are three mountaineering routes, and the floor plan of the scenic spot is arranged according to the upper, middle and lower. It is recommended to visit the temple and the flower viewing plank road in the direction of the cable car, and maintain the flowers and plants facilities in the scenic spot. 💫 The northern line that I took ten years ago last time; This time, the middle line of the mountain, these two lines are rare for tourists, and the facilities along the way are slightly old. 🚡 The downhill cableway is 80 yuan a way, and the ride time is about 40 minutes. 🌸 It is the season of youth and flower appreciation. Along the way, spring flowers and blue peaches bloom, magnolia flowers are waiting to be released. In the next few weeks, there is no restaurant on the mountain, only a beverage vending machine; There is a canteen next to the mountain cultural relics exhibition room, there are pancakes, sausages, instant noodles and other foods 🍜📌 Reference tour time 4 hours, recommended walking hiking, cable car down the mountain. Run down the mountain for 40 minutes by yourself, and basically arrive at the same time as the cable car. 20,000 steps a day, and the calf is sore in the next two days."
    Beijing
    27.9km from downtown
    Highlights: The Qianling Mountain Park features about a thousand peaks. The scenery is beautiful. Visitors can take sightseeing cableways in the park to enjoy the natural beauty of overlapping mountains and rivers. There are ancient caves, strange rocks, green plants, waterfalls, and other landscapes, fully reflecting the density of the mountain forest. Its quiet, unique, and artistic atmosphere makes it difficult for visitors to leave.
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FAQ

What are some Nature Attractions in Beijing?
Some Nature Attractions in Beijing include:Badaling Great Wall|Shichahai|Jingshan Park|Fragrant Hills Park|Yanqi Lake
What are some highly-rated Nature Attractions in Beijing?
Some highly-rated Nature Attractions in Beijing include:Badaling Great Wall:4.7|Shichahai:4.7|Jingshan Park:4.7|Fragrant Hills Park:4.7|Yanqi Lake:4.5
At what locations in Beijing can Nature Attractions in Beijing be found?
The Nature Attractions in Beijing are mainly located in:Badaling Great Wall:Beijing|Shichahai:Beijing|Jingshan Park:Beijing|Fragrant Hills Park:Beijing|Yanqi Lake:Beijing