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Jiufeng National Forest Park

The Jiufeng National Forest Park is located in the Bei'anhe Town, Haidian District. It is a famous forest park in Beijing, only 18 kilometers (11 miles) from the Summer Palace. The two peaks look like a rousant vulture, where two ancient pines are poking into the sky. Therefore, the mountain gets its name 'Jiufeng' (Vulture Peak). Its man-made forest landscape, unique rocks and varied landforms, immense forest and places of historical interest constitute a bewitching view.

Covering an area of 832 hectares (2,056 acres), the forest park is a treasure house of green plants. The vast expanse of forest stretches before your eyes and you can imagine a magnificent scene. The verdant forest and varied landforms offers a playground to countless lovely little animals, such as wild chicken, hares, roe deer and squirrels.

The Jiufeng Mountain is high, steep and magnificent with peaks in all its majesty. The hills rise and fall with the terrain, looking as if a gigantic dragon is dancing. Seen from the summit of Jiufeng Mountain, the sunrise is a tremendous spectacle and the sunset glorifies the park. Visitors can also easily enjoy a panoramic city view of Beijing. Oddly-shaped rocks can be found everywhere in the mountain. At the foot of Jiufeng Mountain, a huge rock is so steep that only lizards can climb, so it is named 'lizard rock'.

Since ancient times, Jiufeng Mountain is a well-known tourist resort. Many places of historical interest sit in the mountain. The Jiufeng Mountain Villa built in the Liao Dynasty (916-1125) was once one of 72 mountain strongholds for stationing troops. The simple Puzhao Temple and the elegant Xiufeng Temple was built in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Xiangtang Temple was built in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) as a retreat place for eunuchs. The winding path up the mountain has the history of over a thousand years. Moreover, here sits the first seismographic station built in the 1930s.

Admission Fee:
CNY 15 (April 1-October 3)
CNY 10 (November 1-March 31)
Opening Hours:
07:30-17:30
Transportation:
No.5/6 at Pingguoyuan Subway Station (苹果园地铁) at 07:20 to the park.
Bus Route:
346 from Yiheyuan (Summer Palace, 颐和园) to Bei'anhe (北安河), and then walk westward about one kilometer (0.6 mile) to the Jiufeng National Forest Park (鹫峰国家森林公园).

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