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Kangxi Grassland

Covering an area of about 5,270 acres, Kangxi Grassland is Beijing's biggest grassland. Situated to the west of Badaling Great Wall, Yanqing County, it is sandwiched between Haituo Mountain and Guanting Reservoir. In the summer it is a good place for an outing, due to the cooler temperature found here.

The Kangxi Grassland is celebrated for superb scenery and large number of sheep and cattle. From late spring to summer, the grass begins to revives, like a cushion stretching out as far as one can see; innumerable flowers bloom, as if they are competing with each other for beauty. With the rising and falling sound of songs, horses dash in the scattering of Mongolian style yurts, sheep and cattle sport leisurely over the land. Owing to its geographical position, the grassland has a distinctive flavor with a perfect harmony of mountain, water, grass and animals.

The vast grasslands here offer a wide range of activities: horse riding, camel riding, boating, fishing, skating, and some more. Horse riding is the most attractive. The grasslands have the biggest racecourse in China and a standard racetrack as well. Large quantities of sturdy horses, wild or gentle, are kept here for riding. The staff of horsemanship club can help in choosing a horse and professional riding trainers offer training for tourists. Boating and fishing offer tourists a picturesque view of the lake and the hills. In winter, the nearby Wild Duck Lake is frozen, providing a natural place for skating.

The grasslands themselves are abundant with plants and animals. There are more than 50 kinds of grass beings, including alfalfa and wild chrysanthemum, and over 10 species of wild life, ranging from fox to hare. Besides, there are about 20 kinds of birds, like the wild duck, wild goose, and some others. Occasionally, swans fly out of the grass, adding vitality to this paradise.

At night, tourists can sit around the bonfire, having a party and barbecuing, and dancing around the fire. Spending a night in the well-appointed Mongolian style yurts, and enjoying such rural life are great delights.

Admission Fee:
CNY 30
Opening Hours:
Bus Route:
919 Zhi (919 支) (Deshengmen-Kangxi Grassland) (德胜门-康西草原)

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Comments and Questions

Hi- I heard that you couldn't ride a horse on a weekday and also that the hour long ride is just the path to the grassland but they turn around when you get to the grassland? Is there anyway to arrange a weekday ride for a group of us?Thank you

Reply8/15/2017 3:59:02 AMSara Wurgler

Alice :8/22/2017 1:07:57 AM

But it seems horse riding is available every day and there are more choices in weekends. For your group, you may turn to a travel agency in case of scams which are quite common there. Then BeijngTrip is recommended, and their contact is travel@travelchinaguide.com!

Are there any companies that offer faster-paced trips for experienced riders in Kangxi Grassland or elsewhere near Beijing? The only ones I can find are strictly for tourists who do not know how to ride horses and only go at a walk.

Reply10/14/2013 11:08:43 AMLorelei,   United States

Bonnie :10/14/2013 6:48:08 PM

there are some more professional horse-riding clubs in Beijing.

Hi, do you have a contact or adress for nice mongolian yurts in Kangxi Grassland? We are 20 students and 3 teachers. 27th-28th September
Thanks so much

Reply9/9/2012 12:12:24 AMUlrike Moeckelmann

Lisa :9/9/2012 6:24:46 PM

The yurts on the grass land should be managed by the administration of the kangxi Grassland Scenic Area, so you can try to contact them directly by 86 10 6913 1638.

Is there a site to go to for camel riding in the Kangxi Grasslands?

Reply2/17/2012 11:01:40 AMAnn,   United States

James :2/17/2012 6:29:14 PM

Hi Ann,
there are camels for rding in Kangxi Grassland, but mostly they provide horses for riding, and camels are just for taking photos.

will it closed for winter as I will be going there ard 04/03. What is the nearest subway station at there?
How long will it take if I travel by bus from chaoyang?
Best Regards

Reply1/11/2012 7:01:57 AMChris Huang,   Singapore

Ashley :1/11/2012 6:34:00 PM

Hi Chris
there's no subway to the Kangxi Grassland.
if you are going to the a bus, you can go to Deshengmen to take bus No. 880 (919) to Yulinbao stop.
it takes around 1.5 hours.

Chris Huang ( Singapore ) :1/13/2012 8:07:48 AM

Another thing is that, will it be closed for winter...?

Steve :1/13/2012 4:47:00 PM

No, it is open in winter when there is different scenery there.

Chris Huang ( Singapore ) :1/14/2012 12:24:02 PM

I still hv some questions
1) I will be going ard 4/3, so it will still be opened?
2) How much is the bus fare?
3) May I know the operating hrs/ bus schedule for bus?


Ben :1/14/2012 6:30:01 PM

1. yes, it is still open.
2. the bus fare is around CNY 10.
3. the bus runs every 20 - 30 minutes between 07:00 and 19:30.

Chris Huang ( Singapore ) :1/16/2012 8:17:48 AM

Think i have 1 last question
Is there any costumes to rent and if there is, how much is it?

Ashley :1/16/2012 6:29:21 PM

do you mean the custumes for riding a horse?

Chris Huang ( Singapore ) :1/18/2012 6:03:43 AM

Hi, able to chk if there is any costume for rental, if yes, how much will that be?

Chris Huang ( Singapore ) :1/21/2012 12:20:56 PM

Ya, what are the costumes that you provided? Is there any pictures or links that i can look at?

Lisa :1/24/2012 10:33:50 PM

there are costumes for horse riding for rental.

Chris Huang ( Singapore ) :1/28/2012 7:47:03 AM

I want to know what kind of costumes you provide at there~~
is it possible to show me any links or pics?

Steve :1/28/2012 6:24:41 PM

sorry, can not find any pics or links.

Lisa :2/7/2012 5:58:16 PM

there are regular costumes for horse riding for rental, but i can not find relative links.

Chris Huang ( Singapore ) :2/12/2012 5:09:58 PM

I think that I will just have to make a trip down there to see the costumes~~~
I would like to ask if you are able to direct me from City inn Beijing to Deshengmen?

Hank :2/12/2012 8:09:14 PM

Do you mean the Citytel Inn Hotel Beijing at C,D Block, Nanheyan Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing? I think the most convenient way is to take a taxi from the hotel to Deshengmen, since there is no direct bus or subway between them.

Chris Huang ( Singapore ) :2/13/2012 8:07:52 AM

I want to know what kind of costumes you provide at there~~
is it possible to show me any links or pics?

Chris Huang ( Singapore ) :2/13/2012 8:23:48 AM

I mean City Inn Happy Valley Beijing @ Vecchio Shopping Street, North Xiaowuji Road, East 4th Ring, Chaoyang District

Lisa :2/14/2012 7:36:32 PM

from the City Inn Happy Valley Beijing, you can walk to Beijing Oversea Chinese Town bus stop to take a bus No. 41 and get off at Guangmingqiao East, and bus No. 52 to Jianguomen South, and bus No. 44 Wai to Deshengmen.
or you can take a taxi which costs about CNY 70.

Chris Huang ( Singapore ) :2/15/2012 2:22:14 AM

Do you mean that it takes CNY 70 to take to Deshengmen? If i were to take to Kangxi grassland from Cityinn Happy Valley Beijing, how much it will cost~?
And the rental for costumes is how much~?
Thanks a lot for the answers~

Chris Huang ( Singapore ) :2/15/2012 5:07:42 PM

There have been changes, If I were to travel to deshengmen from N.E hotel beijing @No. 10 YueyaHutong; Dongsiliutjao; Dongcheng Dictrict
How much will the cab fare be if I were to travel from N.E Hotel to Kangxi grassland?
And How much is the rental for the costumes?

Abby :2/15/2012 5:58:10 PM

the fare from N.E. hotel to Deshengmen is about CNY 20, and CNY 280 to Kangxi Grassland. not clear about the costume, but sometimes they provide simple costumes for free, some charges CNY 10 one piece for one time.

been to many horse riding websites but want to find one close to the heart of china any one know any?

Reply9/19/2010 5:47:00 AMsazy

Sera :9/19/2010 8:38:00 PM

this Kangxi Grassland is one of the best in Beijing.

Good day!
I am French, living in China, Nanchang, Jiangxi Province at the moment. I am interested in horse riding and want to know how to take part to a horse riding trip on 1, 2 or more days in the region of Beijing or at the Kangxi Grassland. If you also have horse riding information for others places in China, I would be very grateful.
Thanks in advance for your help.
Best regards,

Reply4/27/2009 8:16:00 AMLinda,   China

BeijingTrip.com :4/27/2009 10:54:00 PM

Bonjour, Linda
Thanks for your enquiry. Here we provide you with the best two riding clubs in Beijing: one is the Equuleus International Riding Club and its website is http://www.equriding.com/; the other one is the Kangxi Grassland, the earliest horse riding place in Beijing. The former one is more professional while the Kangxi Grassland has better environment.

We have also checked for the latest horse riding news for you. A new horse riding club in Jiangxi Province, Benteng Horse Riding Club is about to open recently. Its location is at Yangtze Zhou Tou, between the Ganjiang River Bridge and the Bayi Bridge.

Bon voyage!

I want to come!

Reply8/18/2008 7:47:00 PMherefad