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Qinglong Lake Water Amusement Park

The Qinglong Lake Water Amusement Park is located in Qinglong Town, Fangshan District, only 37 kilometers (23 miles) from the Tiananmen Square. With a water surface area of 4,000 hectares (659 acres), it has the largest bathing beach in Beijing where 10,000 people can bath and play. Thus, it enjoys the fame of 'Little Coast in Beijing'. The lake was once a reservoir and developed as a tourist resort in 1995. Nowadays, it has become a large comprehensive area dedicated to entertainment, body-building, leisure and sightseeing.

The park offers tourists a wide variety of amusements including thrilling aquatic parachuting, high-speed motor boats, yachts, self-drive boats, rowing boats, pedalos, spaceships and interesting self-controlled flying discs. Dragon boat trip allows you to explore the lake and its panoramic view. Visitors can also swim in the natural river beach and paddle at the lakeside. In addition, there are other amusements for visitors to enjoy, such as lakeside fishing, a children's playground and a fruit garden. The accommodation and restaurants here are also excellent.

The lake is like a valuable sapphire embedded in the area. When the lake is calm and weather is fine, the blue sky, white clouds, trees and hills are reflected in the large mirror, forming a stunning picture. When a breeze blows, the waves ripple as if a naughty girl winks. The lake sparks in the brilliant sunlight and the distant hill looks like an overlapping landscape.

Admission Fee:
CNY 10
Bus Route:
616, 646, 917, 917 Zhuan (917专), 917 Zhi 3 (917支3), 952, 971 to Liangxiang Ximen (良乡西门), then transfer to small bus No.6 to the Qinglong Lake Water Amusement Park (青龙湖水上乐园).

Hope Park

Occupying a vast area of 13.3 hectares (33 acres), Hope Park is situated in Xihuang Village of Shijingshan District. The park is a combination of garden scenery, distinguished buildings and a wide variety of amusements. It is near some wonderful attractions: the graceful Fragrant Hills Park, the famous Badachu Park, a sacred shrine of Buddhism in the West Hills, and the interesting Shijingshan Amusement Park.

With gently flowing terrain, the park borders hills and faces rivers, and contains about 40,000 varieties of plants. Along the river bank stand rows of whirling willows. A beautiful white bridge arches across the water, its elegant figure reflecting from the surface. The buildings in the park were built in the European style, making the park original and unique with an exotic flavor. The park appears both modern and natural, set off by well-distributed buildings, picturesque hills, graceful water features and numerous plants.

Water covers about 1 hectare (2.5 acres), offering wonderful boating and fishing. There is a large water park, with a man-made wave-pool and an aquatic restaurant. In summer, tourists can enjoy water-skiing or just splashing around in the water. An out-door ball room, a children's playground, and a body-building area cater to people of different ages and interests.

Admission Fee:
free
Opening Hours:
06:00-20:00
Bus Route:
318, 389, 622, 958, 972, 972 Zhi (972支), 992 to Xihuangcun Xiaoqu (西黄村小区), and then you could walk to the Hope Park (希望公园).
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