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Top 10 Hot Spring Resorts in Beijing

Saturday, December 29th, 2018
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Plan your Beijing Spa tour? One of the popular attractions are the hotspring resorts dotted around the outskirts of Beijing. Most of the hot spring resorts are clustered around Xiao Tang Shan in Changping District of Beijing.

The waters from these hot spring resorts are believed to be therapeutic and a soak or a sip in the waters could cure almost any ailment. Mineral-rich natural springs are set on a comfortable temperature for pools and tubs, and parks, frequented by locals and travelers.

As international travelers, you won’t miss one of your must-to-do activities – Hike or walk on the Great Wall of China. You may combine your Great Wall hiking with your relaxing soak into the waters of a hot spring resort, creating a perfect Beijing trip.

1. Jiuhua Spa & Resort (北京九华山庄温泉度假村)
Built on the original site of the formerly imperial hot spring resort, Jiuhua’s Xiaotangshan Hot Spring (Xiao Tang Shan Spa Resort), is one of China’s four major hot springs, abundantly rich in minerals and elements which are beneficial to the wonders of medical treatment. Rejuvenate Your Spirit at the Hot Spring.

The unstable microelement in the water will form something of pellicle on the skin. It has a good effect on curing skin disease, pigment deposition, The Jiuhua hotspring comes from 1230 meters underground, and the temperature of the hot-spring keeps around 40. It has modern outdoor Jacuzzi type hot tubs and indoor pools inside rooms.

Add: Xiaotangshan Town, Changping District, Beijing 北京市昌平区小汤山镇
Reference price: RMB220
Tel: 010-61782288
How to Get There:
Self-drive: Drive along Badaling Expressway and get off at Beiyuankou (北苑口)of Xiaotangshan, then drive 2km and you will see the Daliushu Roundabout (大柳树环岛), then turn right for 500m, total 40km.

Jiuhua Spa & Resort

Jiuhua Spa & Resort

2. Longmai Hot Spring Resort 龙脉温泉度假村
“Longmai” literally means “the Pulse of a Dragon”. The Longmai Hot Spring Resort is located not far from Jiuhua Spa & Resort, and both of them are built on the original site of the formerly imperial hot spring bathing area.

The waters of the Longmai Hot Spring Resort is composed of 56 minerals and micro-elements necessary for one’s body. The hot spring has effective treatments on arthritis and respiratory disease. Frequent soaks in the waters will make your skin fine and smooth, unique effects on your beauty maintenance.

There are 80 pools nestled in the bamboo forest with much privacy. In all these featuring pools, you are able to enjoy happy privacy. It has both indoor and outdoor hot spring pools.

The indoor hot spring hall takes an area of 20,000 square meters with a plethora of water activities including Water Amusement, 3m Springboard, Sauna, Hot spring pools, man-made waves, drifting, Alpine slide, children’s park, high-temperature sand, beach bathing, slab bathing, milk bathing, aloe bathing, Spa slat bathing, medicinal bathing, mint bathing and more.

Add: Xiaotangshan Town, Changping District, Beijing 北京市昌平区小汤山镇
Reference price: RMB100
Tel: 010-61782666, 61782458, 61793838, 61793888, 61782465
How to get there:
Self-drive: Drive along Badaling Expressway and get off at Beiyuankou (北苑口)of Xiaotangshan, then drive 2km and you will see the Daliushu Roundabout (大柳树环岛), then turn to the west for 500m.

 Longmai Hot Spring Resort

Longmai Hot Spring Resort

3. Tianlongyuan Hot Spring Resort 北京天龙源温泉度假村
Tianlongyuan Hot Spring Resort is a large leisure resort with a construction area of over 40,000 square meters, which can accommodate approx.3,000 people. It is located on the travel route between Badaling Great Wall and the site of the Ming Tombs.

This huge hot spring resort is often chosen as a night activity following a day’s tiring trip to the Badaling Great Wall, the Ming Toms or back from skiing on the Snow World Sk Resort or the Badaling Ski Resort.

Tianlongyuan Hot Spring Resort has an 1200 square -meter indoor area for showering and sauna, 2,000 square meters for hot spring bathing, and 10,000 square meters for water-theme amusement. It is also equipped with the skating rink, table tennis, Billiard room, Bars, tea houses, KTV, Massage room, VIP rooms and restaurants of varous sizes.

Each night an impressive show is available, a huge performance of ice, fire, water, beauty fish, singing and dancing, and Water Curtain Movie. 20,000 people can ejoy the amazing performance.

Add: 29 Nankou Road, Chanping District, Beijing
Tel: 010-80100088
How to get there:
Public Transport: Take bus 919 from Deshengmen Bus Terminal and get off at Changping, then take a local bus to Beijing Tianlongyuan Ho Spring Resort.
Self-drive: Drive along Badaling Expressway and get off at the Exit No.13C. along the Xiguan Roundabout (西关环岛) and you will get to the resort 2km west of the Xiguan Roundabout.

Tianlongyuan Hot Spring Resort

Tianlongyuan Hot Spring Resort

4. Fengshan Hot Spring Resort 凤山温泉度假村
Fengshan Hot Spring Resort is a 4-star resort-type hotel. It is located to the south of Mangshan Mountain and to the west of the Ming Tombs Reservoir, perched between the green mountains and sapphire waters. Bestowed with miniral-rich hot springs, Fengshan Hot Spring Resort has been turned into a shangri-la, separated from the hustle and bustle of the city.

This garden hotel is composed of service items including meeting rooms, hot spring therapy, amusement facilities, drinking and beverage, dining and hotel accommodation. Its 21,000 square-meter hot spring paradise features a typical hot spring with 72 kinds of items. The hot spring comes from the 3800 meters deep undeground. These hot springs containjing a few elements and minirals, which are good for one’s health.

Add: East of the Reservoir Road, Changping District, China
Hotel Room Rate: RMB 480
Tel: 010-60711188
How to get there:
Public Transport: Take bus 919 (支线) from Deshengmen Bus Terminal and get off at the Fenghuang Winter Resort.
Self-drive: Drive along Badaling Expressway and exit at the Exit 13C. Continue to drive to the east and turn too te north at the reservoir

Fengshan Hot Spring Resort

Fengshan Hot Spring Resort

.5. Beijing Jinyu Badaling Spa Resort (北京金隅八达岭温泉度假村)
Beijing Jinyu Badaling Spa Resort is located in Yanqing District, about 80km north of the Beijing dwontown. It is adjacent to the Badaling Great Wall, Longqing Gorge, Wild Duck Lake, Shijinglong Ski Resort, Songshan other tourist attractions. It is a leisure complex including spa, business conference reception, leisure and entertainment.

The Resort covers an area of about 200,000 square meters with the Guishui River crossing through. The hot spring water originates from 2,000 meters underground with outlet temperature reaching 54 ℃. The warm waters is of good quality and rich in fluorine, sulfur, iron, silicon and many other kinds of mineral substance and microelements needed by human body.

The hot spring resort is a unique spa park with an area of 6,000 square meters. It has 32 indoor and outdoor hot spring pools. And the Resort also has more than twenty different-sized conference rooms and multi-functional halls equipped with advanced simultaneous interpretation equipment and other facilities, suitable for both domestic and international professional meetings. Meanwhile, the recreation center has many leisure and entertainment activities, such as table tennis, badminton, tennis, beach volleyball, real CS, KTV, swimming, fishing, skating, boating, etc

Reservation Tel:010-69148833
Add:Yanqing County, Beijing
Beijing Bus Route: Take Bus 919 (Deshengmen to Yanqing) at Deshengmen and get off at Guandong (关东), then change fo Bus No.920 and get off at the final stop.
Self-drive Route: No. 62 Exit on Beijing-Xizang Expressway – northward from Yingchengzi Toll Station – Yingbin Roundabout, then passing through 6 traffic lights, you will arrive at the resort.

Beijing Jinyu Badaling Spa Resort

Beijing Jinyu Badaling Spa Resort

6. Chunhuiyuan Hot Spring Resorts (春晖园温泉度假村 )
The resort has the same springhead – Xiaotangshan hot spring. Xiaotangshan has been famous for its hot springs for over 300 years. Local legend has it that the imperial family of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) went there to relax. People have used hot spring water in therapeutic baths for more than 200 years to treat rheumatism and other ailments. For foreign tourists, this is perhaps one of the most memorable cultural experiences and it will certainly spoil you.

Stay overnight at Chunhuiyuan Hot Spring Resort is a good idea to escape the busy city life and rewind yourself. At present there are three kinds of accommodations – Lakeside Villa, Villa Hotel and Chunhuiyuan Warm Spring Hotel. Each room of the hotels has a private hot spring indoor bath pool. Lakeside Villa is a row of one floor building by a small lake with 20 rooms. Each room is well furnished with an indoor private hot spring bath pool. You can reserve a room with with a full size outdoor Jacuzzi style tub. experience complete relaxation and renewal in my stays.

Add: Yu Village, Gaoliying, Shunyi Bridge. 北京市顺义区高丽营镇于庄
Tel: 010-69148833, 69186869, 69180005
Public Bus: Take bus 942 from Dongzhimen Transport Hub and reach its final terminal
Self-driver: Drive along Jingcheng Expressway and get off at the stop of Huosha Road (火沙路).

Chunhuiyuan Hot Spring Resorts

Chunhuiyuan Hot Spring Resorts

7. Hongfu Hot Spring Leisure City (温都水城) 
Hongfu Hot Spring Leisure City is a 5-star hot springs hotel, about 20km north of Beijing city center. It is located on the north of Wenyu River, the mother river of Beijing. More than a luxury hotel, Hongfu Hot Spring Leisure City is a green and leisure tourist mecca incorporating a huge water amusement park, therapuetic mineral waters, sightdeeing tourism and business meetings.

The hot water city is equipped with facilities & services designed to hold weddings, family gatherings, reunions, retreats, meetings, trainings and much more.

Add: 55 Wangfu Street, BeiQijia Town, Changping District, Beijing
Tel: 010-81788888,81781111
Reference Price: RMB198
How to get there:
Public Bus: Line 839, 803 and get off at Hongfu Community
Self-drive: Drive along Badaling Expressway and get off at the exit of Huilongguan (回龙观出口), then drive east to the resort, 1km east of Huilongguan Community.

Hongfu Hot Spring Leisure City

Hongfu Hot Spring Leisure City

8. Flowery Bay Magnetic Spa Resort 花水湾磁化温泉度假村
Flowery Bay Magnetic Spa Resort is located in Gaoying Town, Shunyi District, Beijing. It is ringed by the fruit trees in large numbers with picturesque environment and beautiful views. It is the only natural magnetic hot spring resort. The magnetic waters has impressive treatment effects on the diseases including heart disease, arthritis, respiratory disease, rheumatism.

The Hot Springs Resort & Spa also offers many lodging options, a wide range of recreational options and an abundance ofspa and sparkling mineral water pools.

Add: Gaoying Town, Shunyi District, Beijing
Tel: 010-010-69456668
How to get there:
Public Bus: take bus 942 from Dongzhimen Bus Terminal directly to Flowery Bay
Self-drive: Drive along Jingcheng Expressway and get off at Bai Ma Road (白马路), continue to drive on the right and follow the sign to the resort.

Flowery Bay Magnetic Spa Resort

Flowery Bay Magnetic Spa Resort

9. Nan Gong Spring Season Hotel Beijing (南宫温泉度假酒店)
Nan Gong Spring Season Hotel is a 5-star standard hot spring hotel. This tourism and leisure hotel is located in Wangzuo Town, Fengtai District, Beijing.

Nan Gong Hot Spring Water World has an international standard swimming pool, waves making pool, water amusement garden,hot spring massage pool, frifting and water playing slides. In addition, there are available wooden board bathing, gym, sauna and many more.

Add: 39 Fugong Road, Wangzuo Town, Changping Strict, Beijing
Tel: 010-83315566、83393928
How to get there:
Bus lines: Bus line 321 (from Liuli Bridge), 339 and 662; 983 (Zhongguancun)
Self-drive: Drive along Jinggangao Expressway(京港澳), and get off at the exit 19A and continue to go for a 3-km.

Nan Gong Spring Season Hotel Beijing

Nan Gong Spring Season Hotel Beijing

10. Beijing Longxi Hotspring Resort 北京龙熙温泉度假村
Beijing Longxi Hotspring Resort is a five-star holiday hotel. It is located in Daxing District of Beijing, adjacent to the Beijing-Kaifeng expressway. Beijing Longxi Hotspring Resort has a large golf res. It also has move ten large, medium-size and small meeting rooms as well as multi-functional halls.

There are 274 sets of luxurious guest rooms and eight villas with different styles, which are comfortable, elegant and full of the breath of times. And in four dining halls with various styles, you can make a taste of healthy and nutritious Chinese and foreign food, and truly experience the fashionable, healthy, leisure and elegant atmosphere.

The highlight of the resort is the 10000 square meters Hot Spring World. There are totally 41 hot spring pools in outdoor and indoor buildings. Of the 41 pools , there are 16 medicinal pools.

Add: 8 Shunjing Avenue, Panggezhuang, Daxing District, Beijing.
Tel: 86-10-89282222

Beijing Longxi Hotspring Resort

Beijing Longxi Hotspring Resort

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06611Tip:  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 guided tours to Beijing:

Beijing Highlight Day Tour from US$59 P/P
(Tiananmen + Forbidden City + Mutianyu Great Wall)
Beijing Classic City Tour from US$65 P/P
(Tiananmen + Forbidden City + Temple of Heaven + Summer Palace)
Beijing Excursion Tour from US$59 P/P
(Mutianyu Great Wall + Ming Tomb)
Beijing Hutong Highlight Tour from US$59 P/P
( Hutong + Rickshaw)

Mutianyu Great Wall Half Day Tour from US$55 p/p
Hike from Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall Day Tour from US$69 p/p

Mutianyu Great Wall Layover Tour from US$65 p/p
Beijing Highlight Layover Tour from US$75 p/p

Further Readings


Top 10 Attractions in Beijing
How to Visit Forbidden City
How to Visit Temple of Heaven
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

Top 10 Markets in Beijing
Top 10 Shopping Malls in Beijing
Beijing Shopping

Wangfujing Night Snack Street
Qianmen Commercial Street
Beijing Huguosi Street

Any questions, just drop a line.

Changyucheng Village and Climb the mountain up to the Changyucheng Great Wall

Sunday, November 18th, 2018
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Changyucheng Village is named after one of the famous military city circling an important pass of the Great Wall called “Changyucheng”, which literally means “长峪城 – Long Valley City”. Bordering Hebei Province, Changyucheng Great Wall boasts to have one of Beijing’s highest Great Wall towers at the sea-level of 1400 meters with stunning views.

The ancient Changyucheng military walled city was set up 500 years ago in Ming Dynasty to accommodate the garrison manning the pass as well the nearby sections of the Great Wall. If the soldiers stationed on the Great Wall on the high mountain spotted invaders, the main troops in the pass city would be dispatched there to man the defenses.

Changyucheng Village is located in Changping District, approxi.100km northwest of the city center of Beijing.

On Feb 13, 2011, with my co-worker, Xiao Hao, we explored the ancient village Changyucheng and hiked the Great Wall near the village despite of the snowfall,a frist stop on our 5-day Great Wall tour. We write the following travel tips for you to plan your own excursion to Changyucheng.

Beijing Downtown – Changyucheng Village Driving Route
Drive along Jingzuang Highway G6, the same highway to Changping District, Juyongguan Great Wall  and Badaling Great Wall . We got off at Chenzhuang (Nankou) Exit 36 which is between the center of Changping District and Juyongguan Great Wall.

So, getting off Jingzuang Highway at Chenzhuang (Nankou) Exit 36 陈庄(南口)36出口, follow your nose north, then turn left at the Chenzhuang Bridge (陈庄桥). Crossing under the bridge, then immediately turn right (north) and drive along the provincial road till you come across a fork – Dongdajie Lukou of Nankou Town (南口镇东大街路口), then you turn left (southwest ) on Nanyan Road(南雁路).

Continue to drive along Nanyan Road (南雁路), passing Liucun Town (流村镇), Mapaoquan Village (马刨泉村), then turn north and get to Changyucheng Village (长峪城村)

We drive along zigzag mountain road and pass two mountains before we reach Changyucheng Village

Exploring Changyucheng Village
The village has a long history dating back to the Ming Dynasty 500 years ago. Its former military pass town was one of three most famous border passes of the Great Wall around Beijing with ancient military importance. 

The ancient city wall in front of the village, embrasures and the defense inner town are still visible. The old gate is still there. On the west of the village and on the high platform, there is the Yongxing Temple with a history of over hundreds of years. In addition to Yongxing Temple. If you are lucky, you can enjoy local farmers singing and dancing.

Changyucheng Village

The Ancient City Gate in the village

 

The hiking trail from the village to the round Stone Mound on the top of the mountain

1. At the foot of the Mountain

Walking north from Changyucheng Village for 1.5km, and reach the foot of the mountain, where we start to climb up.

2. Little reservoir

Hiking up, not far, in the middle of the hill, you will see a small reservoir. The reservoir is as large as a school playground with its headwater coming from the mountain. So the view here is stunning with water passing through the forest. Some travelers just stop here BBQ, picnic and fishing. But at the time of our hiking, the reservoir is frozen with different views from other seasons.

3. A small forest

North of the reservoir, there is a small forest with tall trees. In summer, they offer good shade.

North of the reservoir, there is a small forest with tall trees

4. Jungle Corridor
Walking further up, you will pass under the “Jungle Corridor”. It is an informal name given to the road northeast of the boundary stone table.

It is a passage through the forest with trees high up and dirt road on our feet as if you are walking in an enclosed corridor, hence “Jungle Corridor”. The mountain atmosphere here is quite strong with good environment.

It is a passage through the forest with trees high up and dirt road ( now snow ) on our feet as if you are walking in an enclosed corridor, hence – Jungle Corridor -.

5. Stone Step Road
From the Jungle Corridor,  you walk up along the stone step road paved by the local villagers. With you hiking higher up, the trees over your head are disappeared. Then you reach the meadow.

Before you reach the meadow, you have the most difficulty part of the hike, the most energy consuming. Most travelers will be feel dog-tired and panting.

From the Jungle Corridor, you walk up along the stone step road paved by the local villagers. With you hiking higher up, the trees over your head are disappeared

 6. Meadow
Soon, you are on a mountain range, green meadow (winter yellow, now it is white due to snow) open and flat, a good place to take a break and fresh up. From the meadow, you can see the high round stone mound on a mountain top.

Soon, you are on a mountain range, green meadow (winter yellow, now it is white due to snow) open and flat, a good place to take a break and fresh up

 

7. The boundary stone table
From the meadow, walk up a few steps, you are on a big and open platform. On the platform, there is a boundary stone table – West is Hebei and southeast is Beijing.

From the meadow, walk up a few steps, you are on a big and open platform. On the platform, there is a boundary stone table – West is Hebei and southeast is Beijing.

8. The Round Stone Mound on the mountain top

From the meadow or the big platform, you can see a round stone Mound on the mountain top. Hiking from the stone table up to the high stone mound, you can see the Great Wall snaking on the mountain range.

The watch tower is said to be the highest elevation of the watch towers in Beijing. The second tower is round, which is one of the five round watch towers in Beijing.

Walk up to the round stone mound on the top

Climb up the round stone mound on the top

9. Highest Watch Tower ( Great Wall )

So if you are still energetic, you may walk extra half hour and reach the  watch tower on your right side, locally known as “high-rise.” with the altitude about 1,400 meters. The Great Wall here extends in a shape of “V”, to the northeast leading to Badaling Great Wall and northwest to Hebei Province.

In the northwest of the Great Wall, for the second watch tower with a round base, is said to be one of the five circular watch towers in Beijing, locally called “the Round Building”.

If good visibility, you can have have a panorama view of the Quanting reservoir in daytime and overlook the colorfully lit city of Beijing in the evening.

Standing on the round stone mound, you can see the highest watch tower of the Great Wall around Beijing with the sea-level of 1400 meters

The second tower is round, which is one of the five round watch towers in Beijing.

The whole hiking takes approx. 4 hours, extra hour needed if you walk to the highest watch tower, locally known as “high-rise tower”.

10. Emergency Call
If you have any trouble during the hiking, please jot down the emergency phone number we find on our way up to the mountain below:

Emergency Call during Changyucheng hiking

Tip: Hassle-free Great Wall Guided Tours
Don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route? No worries, We at Tour Beijing have some options for guided tours to Great wall Tours:

Mutianyu Great Wall Group Day Tour
Mutianyu Great Wall Half  Day Private Tour
Hike from Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall Tour
Hike from Gubeikou to Jinshanling Great Wall Tour
Hike from Jinshanling to Simatai Great Wall West Tour
Badaling Great Wall + Mutianyu Great Wall Day Tour
Badaling Great Wall and Underground Palace Day Tour
Badaling Great Wall + Forbidden City + Tiananmen Square Day Tour


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Yanhecheng Village
Shuangshitou Village
Cuandixia Village
Mentougou Vernacular Dwellings Day Trip

Further Readings


Top 10 Attractions in Beijing
How to Visit Forbidden City
How to Visit Temple of Heaven
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

Top 10 Markets in Beijing
Top 10 Shopping Malls in Beijing
Beijing Shopping

Wangfujing Night Snack Street
Qianmen Commercial Street
Beijing Huguosi Street

Any questions, just drop a line.

Hike from Wang Bao Chuan Village to Hai Zi Village with side trip to Yinshan Pagoda Park

Sunday, November 18th, 2018
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On the morning of Feb 13, 2011, after successfully crossing the Changyuchgeng Village and hiking the mountain up to the Changycheng Great Wall, we drove back along the zigzag mountain roads and reached Nankou Town, where we had a late and simple lunch.

We had a late and simple lunch.

Recharged and refreshed up, we were again on our road and drove to Wang Bao Chuan Village. We had planned to have a hike from Wangbaochuan Village to Haizi Village.

Wang Bao Chuan Village is located 5km northeast of Changling Town of Changping District on the Changjiu Highway ( Changping to Jiuduhe ). 

At the Changling Crossroad, turn right to the direction of Jiuduhe or Huanghuacxheng along the Changjiu Highway.

Wang Bao Chuan Village is under the jurisdiction of Changling Town of Changping District. The Changjiu Highway links the village with the outside world. Wangabochuan Village is surrounded by the mountains on its four sides with a spring stream passing through the village.

It boasts lush trees, pure air and cool and sweet spring water with the vegetation coverage rate of 95%, hence the nickname of “Longevity Village”.

About 5km from the Changling Crossroad along the Changjiu Highway, we reached Wang Bao Chuan Longevity Village

When we got to the entrance to Wang Bao Chuan Village, it was almost 4:00pm. We drove through the gate and not long, we were in the heart of the village.

Wang Bao Chuan Village

Hai Zi Village is to the east of Wang Bao Chuan Village. Normally it takes 1 and half hours to hike from Wangbaochuan Village to Haizi Village.

It was very easy to find the right road leading to Hai Zi Village. On our left side a cement road leads to the valley in the east, the only road to Haizi Village.

On our left side a cement road leads to the valley in the east, the only road to Haizi Village.

Very easy walk on the cement road for a while.

Very easy walk on the cement road for a while.

Not long after, we found ourselves walking on a dirt, bushy and stony mountain road in the valley.

On the mountain road

It was quite bushy.

Stony road with rocks of different sizes


In the middle of our hike, we saw a shrine on the stone mound accompanied by a big pine tree. 

A shrine on a stone mound accompanied by a big pine tree in the middle of the road

We prayed and stood here for a while overlooking the Hai Zi Village below.

Overlooking the Haizi Village

Again we embarked on our road to the village. The road here was very bushy, sandy and teamed with rocked of different sizes.

The road was bushy and stony

We were on a fork, turning right and the village was in sight.
 We were on a fork, turning right and the village was in sight.
We were marching towards Hai Zi Village. Haizi Village is under the jurisdiction of Xingshou Town of Changping District.

Approaching the village

Inside the village

Our driver – Mr. Zhou was waiting by the entrance to Hai Zi Village.

The entrance to Hai Zi Village

Now it was almost 5:30pm, a bit dark. We continued to drive to Yinshan Pagoda Park ( or Yinshan Talin, Yinshan Pagoda Forest ), not far from Hai Zi Village.

We grabbed a few pictures of the pagodas before it was totally dark outside.

All five Jin Dynasty pagodas are multi-eaved brick structures on huge Sumeru platforms

During the Liao Dynasty (907-1125) and Jin dynasty (1115–1234),  there were many Buddhist temples built around Yinshan. Today only seven pagodas still stand, five built during the Jin Dynasty and two during the Yuan Dynasty. All five Jin Dynasty pagodas are multi-eaved brick structures on huge Sumeru platforms.

The two Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368) pagodas are smaller, but each has its own characteristics. One is a multi-eaved pagoda with brick brackets under the eaves. Its inward-curving lines give it a special elegance. The other is a combination of multi-eaved and inverted-bowl styles.

Tip: Hassle-free Great Wall Guided Tours

Don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route? No worries, We at Tour Beijing have some options for guided tours to Great wall Tours:

Mutianyu Great Wall Group Day Tour
Mutianyu Great Wall Half  Day Private Tour
Hike from Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall Tour
Hike from Gubeikou to Jinshanling Great Wall Tour
Hike from Jinshanling to Simatai Great Wall West Tour
Badaling Great Wall + Mutianyu Great Wall Day Tour
Badaling Great Wall and Underground Palace Day Tour
Badaling Great Wall + Forbidden City + Tiananmen Square Day Tour


Add on
Yanhecheng Village
Shuangshitou Village
Cuandixia Village
Mentougou Vernacular Dwellings Day Trip

Further Readings

Any questions, just drop a line.