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Jiangjuntuo Scenic Area

The Jiangjuntuo Scenic Area is 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) to the northwest of the downtown of Fangshan District, Beijing. It has been established since 1998, and is now an absolute, ecological, natural scenic spot with a total area of 112 hectares (276.8 acres). Inside, there is a vast orchard covering an area of 24.7 hectares (61 acres) along with a well-preserved aesthetic forest which has an area of 15 hectares (37 acres).

This purely natural scenic spot is a wonderland of plants and animals. Here, it abounds in fruit trees such as apricot, peach, apple, pear, jujube, persimmon, and walnut trees among others. Moreover, feverfew, bupleurum, forsythia, and vast quantities of other precious Chinese medicinal plants, can also be found blooming in a large grass garden. It's at its peak especially when numerous kinds of flowers are in their full blossom and their fragrances pervade the whole scenic spot. This static beauty contrasts finely with the amusing activities of lovely, little animals like berghaans and hares in flocks dashing here and there.

Visitors can enjoy themselves here not only by climbing mountains and viewing the flowers, but also by taking part in hang-gliding, bungee jumping and arrow shooting. Hang gliding is the most popular entertainment here. It is a physical and recreational activity which results in extreme excitement but without any danger, owing to the advanced safety facility. In a nutshell, it is a 'game of the brave'.

Like most of the other scenic spots, Jiangjuntuo has its own particular story. 'Jiangjun' means a general and 'tuo' stands for a knoll. The site was so named because here stands an interesting hill in the shape of a general's hat. Actually, the story goes that Zhang Liang, one of the founding fathers of the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-24 AD), threw his hat here and it magically became a small hill. Later, this reputed wise man retired after having made his mark in the unification of the Western Han Dynasty, leaving no personal rivalries or ambitions. Now his statue, sculptured in memory of his wisdom and achievements, stands on the front slope of this small hill.

Admission Fee:
CNY 15
Bus Route:
948 from the west of Pingguoyuan Subway Station to Dongzhuangzi, and walk northwards for about 500 meters, then you could arrive at the Jiangjuntuo Scenic Area.