Plan your Beijing excursions? Shidu day trip is highly recommended on your Beijing excursion list. Shidu Scenic Area is located in Shidu Town of Fangshan District, about 80km southwest of downtown Beijing.
Shidu Scenic area mainly refers to the Juma River cutting through the north of Taihang Moutains with a length of 20km. There used to be 10 ferries along the Juma River, hence the name “Shidu” which literally means “10 ferries”. Actually Shidu has totally 18 ferries though it is called “10 Ferries (Shidu).
Today the 10 ferries no longer exist, but the name of Shidu is still in use. Shidu Scenic Area is dubbed as “Little Guilin” for its beautiful water and mountains. The view of each Du (Ferry) has its own characteristics. Among the 10 Ferries (Shidu), Ferry No.03, Ferry No.07 and Ferry No.09 are the most beautiful.
Ferry No.03 (Sandu)
The rock sign of Ferry No.03 engraved with the words “Bamboo Peak Praying for Rain”.
Ferry No.07 (Qidu)
Gushanzhai is an ancient dry river bed in a winding valley known for its queer rocks, gushing waterfalls. It is wild, weird and quite here in the valley of Gushanzhai. Ripe persimmons and the valley
Ferry No.09 (Jiudu) is the tourist center for Shidu Scenic Area with lots of home inns, hotels and restaurants. The famous Shidu bungee is also located here in the Ferry No.09.Cable car and Bungee
Vendors along the street
Bus No. 917
Bus Station: Tianqiao ( 天桥汽车站)
Destination: Shidu （十渡)
Bus Operation Hours: 6:00 – 17:00
Taking about 3-4 hour for a single trip
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