How to visit Jinhai Lake

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Are you in the process of having excursions around Beijing in this beautiful autumn? Jinhai Lake is not to be missed. Jinhai Lake, also known as Jinhai Lake Scenic Area, is located in the east of Pinggu District, about 85km northeast of Beijing downtown. The Jinhai Lake Scenic Area has a peripheral area of 27 square kilometers including Haizi Reservoir.

Haizi Reservoir was first constructed in the early 1959, and rebuilt in 198 and expanded in 1974. So it is a man-made lake. It has a water surface area of 6.6 square kilometers. Jinhai Lake is situated to the south of the Grand Gold Mount ( well known for producing gold), hence the name of “Jinhai lake” which literally means “Golden River”.

Now Jinhai Lake has been turned into a recreational and sightseeing area including mountain hiking and and lakeside vacationing.

Sketch map of Jinhai Lake Scenic Area

Sketch map of Jinhai Lake Scenic Area


The Dyke crossing the lake

The Dyke crossing the lake


Plentiful activities on the lake including yacht, speed boat, self-driving boat, flying umbrella above water, pedalo, rowing boat and many more.

Plentiful activities on the lake

Posed inside the long corridor perched on the dyke

Posed inside the long corridor perched the dyke

Drive on the road with red leaves circling the lake

Drive on the road with red leaves circling the lake

The lake is dotted with red leaves

The lake is dotted with red leaves

Mountains of colors

Mountains of colors

Torch trees and persimmon

Torch trees and persimmon

Smiling with a brilliant backdrop

Smiling with a brilliant backdrop

How to get there
1) Self-drive:
Drive along the airport expressway to Shunping Road, or go from Jingshun Road to Shunping Road to get to at the Jinhai Lake scenic spot.
2) By Bus
Bus 918 from Dongzhimen 7:30
Bus 28,109,350 from Dongdaqiao
3) Entrance Fees
Admission CNY 28
4) Opening hours 7:00-18:30
 The major Attractions in Pinggu, Beijing
Diaowo Village is an interesting place to explore the suburban life in Beijing, having a bite of the local village food, drinking, barbecuing, fishing and more. The village is located about 35km to the southwest of the Peach Orchard in Pinggu.

More major attractions in Pinggu:

1) Flying Dragon Valley
2) Bolitai Great Wall
3) Jinhai Lake 2222
4) Pinggu Glass Sightseeing Platform
5) Jingdong Karst Cave
6) Huangsongyu Reservior
7) Diaowo Village

Hassle-Free Private Tour to Visit the Glass Sightseeing Platform
If you don’t want go the daunting do-it-yourself-route and prefer an organized hassle-free private tour to visit the glass sightseeing platform, no worry and we have the following options:

Beijing Family Visit Springtime Day Tour
Beijing Family Visit Summer Day Tour
Beijing Family Visit Autumn Day Tour

Further Readings


Top 10 Attractions in Beijing
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How to Visit Summer Palace
How to Visit Ming Tombs
How to Visit the Great Wall of China
How to Visit Tiananmen Square
How to Visit Hutongs
How to Visit Olympic Sites

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