How to visit Mangshan, Mangshan Mountain National Forest Park

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Do you like mountain climbing in Beijing? Hiking the Mangshan Mountain is highly recommended. Mangshan Moutain is a national level forst park which is located to the east of the Ming Tombs Reservior in Changping District, about 50km north of Beijing city center.”Mang” literally means “boa constrictor” due to the similarity between “Mang Mountain” and a huge snake, hence the name of “Mang Mountain”.

Mangshan is the largest forest park around Beijing with an area of 86 km2. There are over 170 species of trees and flowers, constituting a charming scenery and producing fresh air.

The summit of Mangshan Mountain is 659 meters high with a slab paved mountain path leading up to the top. On the top there is an Observation Tower 37m high.

Plentiful activities take place in the Park each year, such as planting in March & April, Mountain climbing and and flowers peeping in April & May, fruits picking up from June to October, see the red leaves of maple trees in Autumn.

How to get there & Entrance Fees
1. Self drive: Drive along Beijing Changping Expressway, get off at Changping Xiguan Exit. Continue to drive eastward the downtown of Changping, the continue to drive along Shuiku Road ( Reservior Road ). Follow the road signs to Mangshan Mountain.

2. Take public bus
Take Bus 919 (Deshengmen -Jiulong Amusement Park) at Deshengmen,
Bus 845 at Beijing Western Railway Station, Bus 912 Branch at Andingmen, and get off at the terminal; or Take Bus 345 Branch, get off at the terminal, and then transfer to Bus 6 Ring or 912 to get there.

3. Entrance fee: RMB 20

 
This is the Ming Tombs Reservir, behind the reservior, or east of the reservior is the Mangshan Mountain resembling a huge snake.

the Ming Tombs Reservir, behind the reservior, or east of the reservior is the Mangshan Mountain resembling a huge snake.

Several vedors selling local products incluing persimmons, dates, hawthorns
 
 
 Driving along the Reservior Road toward the Mangshan Mountain
 
A distant view of the entrance to Mangshan National Forest Park.

A distant view of the entrance to Mangshan National Forest Park.

 

Tip: Hassle-free Beijing Guided Tours

If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for Beijing guided tours:

Beijing Day Tour
Beijing Tour Packages
Great Wall Tour
Beijing City Tour
Beijing Winter Tour
Beijing Autumn Tour
Car Rental in Beijing
Beijing Tours
China City Tours
China Tour

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How to Visit Ming Tombs
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How to Visit Hutongs
How to Visit Olympic Sites

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