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Top 10 Equestrian Clubs in Beijing

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018
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Thinking of planning an Equestrian Vacation on your short Beijing Tour? If you are a horse enthusiast and looking for a place to go horseback riding in Beijing, you won’t be disappointed since Beijing is bestowed with 80 equestrian clubs with over 10,000 registered club members, and over 3,000 club staff.

Many of the equine clubs have qualified, bilingual instructors, indoor or outdoor arenas, training areas and club houses and saddlery stores.

Horseback riding is a sport that people of any age can participate in. Horse riding could balance your body and mind, a relaxing and exhilarating experience.

The “Top 10 Horse Clubs in Beijing” list will be useful for you locate an ideal horse organization that is suitable for you no matter your are a novice, intermediate or advanced rider.So everyone is sure to find a suitable option for equestrian travel in Beijing.

1. Beijing International Equestrian Club  京城马汇国际马术俱乐部
Horses: 60 Horses ( European Warm-blood, Thoroughbred and local bred)
Market Target: IT persons, Financial Businessmen…

Brief Introduction: Beijing International Equestrian Club (BIEC) is located in Caiyu County, Daxing District of Beijing, where the Beijing-Tianjin-Tanggu expressways meets. This horse club owns an international standard course for eventing, two outdoor arenas, one indoor arena for jumping, one indoor arena for dressage and a horse free-roaming area.

BIEC also has a stable with over 60 rooms, which is operated by European professional team aimed at training and teaching. The horse back riding training is suitable for novice, intermediate and advanced riders.

Add: 99 Cailang Road, Caiyu Town, Daxing District, Beijing 大兴区采育镇采廊路99号
Tel: 01058797805
http://www.iecbj.com/ .

Beijing International Equestrian Club

Beijing International Equestrian Club

2. Equuleus International Riding Club 天星调良国际马术俱乐部
Horses: Approx.90 horses (European Warm-blood, Australian Thoroughbred, Local Bred)
General Impression: Good reputation within the equestrian circle. It has over 2000 registered members both from home and abroad.The horse club is accredited as the 4-star horse club in China by UK, China Equestrian Association, Beijing Turf and Equestrian Association. The horse back riding training is suitable for novice, intermediate and advanced riders.Add: 91 Shunbai Rd, Chaoyang, Beijing (北京朝阳区顺白路91号)

Tel:010-84590236, 64324947 fax: 010-84590133
Web: www.equriding.com
Equuleus International Riding Club

Equuleus International Riding Club

3. Beijing Xiwu International Horse Club 北京西坞乡村马术俱乐部
Horses: 110 horses (European Warm-blood, Thoroughbred and local bred)
Brief Introduction: The club is accredited as a four-star equestrian club, with a total area of 28 hectares, including 3 standard racecourse, 1 steeplechase course and 1 indoor training arena.You can practice indoors or go riding along the Wenyu River at your own pace. There are a dozen of horse riding coaches in the club.Add: North of Picun Village, Chaoyang District, Beijing 朝阳区金盏乡皮村北

Tel: 010 – 51884137
Public Bus: take bus 916 from Dongzhimen Bus Terminal and get off at Mapo Lukou, the walk to the east for 1000m (东直门乘916路车到马坡路口站下车,向东行1000米)
Beijing Xiwu International Horse Club

Beijing Xiwu International Horse Club

4. 风度马汇马术俱乐部
Horses: over 100 (European Warm blood, Thoroughbred and local bred)
Brief Introduction: Demeanor Equestrian is a professional horsemanship training organization.The horse club has a horse farm of over 10 hectares including two 60 x 90 international steeplechase arenas, a 1000m American style club, a huge indoor horse arena, 130 standard stables.The horse back riding training is suitable for novice, intermediate and advanced riders.

Add: Houqiaoduan 31, Liqiao Town, Shunyi District, Beijing 北京市顺义区李桥镇后桥段31号

Tel: 010-57015526,57018256

Web: www.qishifengdu.com/index.asp

5. Beijing Horse Farm & Wrangler Club 北京乡村牧人马术俱乐部
Horses: 35 Horses (European Warm-blood, Thoroughbred and local bred)
General Impression: China’s earliest equestrian club. Its boss’s name is Wang Jiyu, dubbed as “黑子” which means “Black Man”,a man with strong personality, a descendant of a high-ranking official. The horse club has become a hangout for young people from a wealthy or high-ranking families.

Add: Wenbei Road, Sujiatuo Town, Haidian District, Beijing 海淀区苏家坨镇温北路
Tel: 010-62455876

6. Yingshi Mahui International Equestrian  英仕马汇马术俱乐部
Horses: 60 (Eurpean Warm-blood, Thoroughbred and local bred)
Yingshi Mahui International Equestrian is one of the largest professional horse clubs in closest proximity to the city center of Beijing. The horse club is located on the largest wetland park with stunning views and east access.

It has 60×90 international standard sand steeplechase arena, 30×70 international standard sand dressage arena, 60×90 international Show jumping grassland arena and 5 training areas.

In addition, there are camping     sites, places for  horse free-roaming, outdoor barbecue and family gatherings. The horse back riding training is suitable for novice, intermediate and advanced riders.

Add: Beiqijia, North 5th Ring, Beijing 北京市北五环北七家

Tel: 010-57265225  010-57265221
Email: yingshimahui@163.com
http://www.yingshimahui.com
7. Great Wall Sunshine Valley Horse Club 长城阳光山谷马术俱乐部
Horses: over 100 horses (European Warm-blood, Thoroughbred and local bred)
Brief introduction: This club is located at the foot of Badaling Great Wall. The horse club is composed of several independent sports and leisure arenas including horse riding, fitness and leisure and resort facilities, a modern horde club city.It possesses the largest indoor horse riding arena, 3 outdoor riding training arenas, 200 professional stables, one horse hospital.Add:Sunny Road 8, Badaling Town, Yanqing County, Beijing 延庆八达岭镇阳光路8号

Tel: 010-81182890

8. Jinsha International Equestrian Club 金沙国际马术俱乐部
Horses: 60 horses  (European Warm-blood, Thoroughbred and local bred)
Brief Introduction: Beijing Jinsha International Equestrian Club is a professional club registered at the Chinese Equestrian Association and Beijing Turf and Equestrian Association.

There are full-time equestrian coaches available who can offer professional equestrian courses. Beside a horse club, it is also a fitness center providing members with leisure, comfortable and professional services. The horse club provides Chinese and Western restaurants, bars, bathing, massage, fishing and other service.

Add: No.1, Hebin Road of Moon River, Tongzhou District, Beijing

Tel: 89576868, 89576668
Public Bus: Take No. 322 Bus at Sihui to Dongguan Bridge Stop in Tongzhou District
Self-driving: Go along the Beijing-Tongzhou Expressway (to Sanhe) and get off the Tongzhou-Yanjiao Highway at Gengzhuang Exit, then turn right

 

insha International Equestrian Club

Jinsha International Equestrian Club

 

9. Bole Equestrian Club 伯乐园马汇
Bole Equestrian Club is with the closest approxiity to the city center of Beijing, perched on the orchards of Shunyi with stunning views and easy access.The horse club has an 600m ring-race course, 60 x 60 international standard dressage arena, and 60 x 90 international standard steeplechase arena.Beside the equestrian training, you can enjoy the local farmhouse food, barbecue and family get together. The horse back riding training is suitable for novice, intermediate and advanced riders.Add:in Shunyi District, Beijing

Tel: 010-64946537
10. Beijing Green Equestrian Club 北京格林兄弟马术俱乐部
Horses: 40 horses  (Eurpean Warm-blood, Thoroughbred and local bred)
General Impression: This club is sponsored by Wang Zhongjun, the Chairman and CEO of Huayi Borthers Media Corporation. The horse club is located along the bank of Wenyu River with fresh air and a quiete and lelegant layout.

It takes up an area of over 13 hectares and 70 stables.Add: Section 1 of Wenyu River, Loutai Village, Tianzhu Town, Beijing Capital Airport, Beijing 首都机场辅路天竺镇楼台村温榆河段1号

Tel: 010-64577166
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Night View of Beihai Park

Sunday, November 9th, 2014
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Visiting Beijing for the first time? Spare some time for the sightseeing in Beijing at night.  You have multiple places to choose from for your Beijing night tour – maybe  a pleasant stroll in an elegant, romantic, tranquil site.  The time-honored former imperial winter palace – Beihai Park is a nice place to stretch your legs and rekindle a romance with traditional beauty of Chinese landscape.

Beihai Park is just located to the northeast of Forbidden City.  Beihai Park was once the imperial winter palace opposite to Summer Palace.  The former imperial park is mainly composed of five parts – Qiongdao ( Jade Isle ), East Shore and North Shore, Circular City and Arboretum. It has 4 main gates – the south gate, west gate, east gate and north gate ( or back gate).

For more information on Beijhai Park, and  check out the link – How to visit Beihai Park  and Photos of Beihai Park at Dusk .

Well, follow me to have a virtual tour of Beihai Park at night.

This is the ticketing office by the south gate to Beihai Park. The entrance fee: RMB 5

Beihai Park's South Gate Ticketing Office

Beihai Park’s South Gate Ticketing Office

The South Gate is connected to the Circular City which also serves as the southern wall of the park.

The South Gate is connected to the Circular City

The South Gate is connected to the Circular City

The circular City which is also the southern wall of the park

The circular City

The circular City

The pagoda atop the hill on the Jade Island is one of the landmarks in Beijing

The pagoda atop the hill on the Jade Island

The pagoda atop the hill on the Jade Island

Zoom in the White Pagoda

Zoom in the White Pagoda

Zoom in the White Pagoda

The lit Yong’an Bridge with waving willow trees.

The lit Yong'an Bridge

The lit Yong’an Bridge

The teahouse by the lake bank is a quite and mesmerizing place.

The teahouse by the lake bank is a quite and mesmerizing place.

The teahouse by the lake bank is a quite and mesmerizing place.

Chinese typical arch bridge and pavilion

Chinese typical arch bridge and pavilion

Chinese typical arch bridge and pavilion

Bridge under dancing willow trees

Bridge under dancing willow trees

Bridge under dancing willow trees

Beihai Imperial Food Restaurant

Beihai Imperial Food Restaurant

Beihai Imperial Food Restaurant

The Circular City seen from inside the park.

The Yongan Brideg leaging to Circular City

The Yongan Brideg leaging to Circular City

The circular city

The circular city and his people

The circular city and his people

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Top 10 Mosques in Beijing

Friday, June 7th, 2013
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Plan your Beijing Muslim tour? The history of the mosques in Beijing dates back to the year 996 when two Arabic elders started the construction of Niu Jie Mosque ( Ox Street Mosque ), the first mosque in Beijing.

The Yuan Dynasty (1279 – 1368 ) saw the fast development of Islamism after the influx into China of a great number of Muslims. The famous Dongsi Mosque was established in Yuan Dynasty. Islamism developed greatly in Ming and Qing dynasties, adding to over 30 mosques in Beijing.

Today there are estimated to be over 200,000 Muslims and 72 mosques in Beijing. We list the best and most popular mosques in Beijing in no particular order. The list is based on their history, facilities, scape and popularity. Leave your comments and share with others.

1. Niujie Mosque 牛街清真寺
The Niujie Mosque is the oldest mosque in Beijing. It was originally built in 996 during the Liao Dynasty and was reconstructed and renovated in successive dynasties. The mosque has had three big renovations since the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949.

Niu Jie Mosque is located in the largest muslim community in Beijing. The Niujie Mosque takes an area of approximately 10,000 square meters. Its architecture is a blend of Islamic and Han Chinese cultural and architectural influences.

Add: No.88 Niujie St, Xicheng District, Beijing
Tel: 0086 10 6353 2564

Niujie Mosque

Niujie Mosque

2. Dongsi Mosque 东四清真寺
The Dongsi mosque is one of the oldest mosque in Beijing. It was originally built in 1356 during the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368). It is located at No.13, the Dongsi South Street, Dongcheng District.

The present mosque is mainly composed of two gates, a minaret, a worship hall and a library. The worship hall can house 500 people praying and there is a separate area in the main hall for women.

It has been restored and renovated many times. The library houses valuable manuscripts of the Quran, the Hadith. The mosque is the headquarters of the Islamic Association of Beijing.
Add: No.13, Dongsi South Street, Dongcheng, Beijing
Tel: 0086 10 65257824

 

Dongsi Mosque

Dongsi Mosque

3. Huashi Mosque 花市清真寺
Huashi Mosque was first built in 1415 during the reign of the emperor Yongle in Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644). It is located on the west side of the Huashi Street in Dongcheng District.

It underwent several renovations and expansions.The present Worship Hall is the largest architecture in the mosque. The other buildings in the mosque include the Stele Pavilion, the Jingu Hall, Xunyue Platform, the Sermon Room, and bedrooms.

Add: 30 West Huasi Street, Dongcheng, Beijing
Tel: 67120726

Huashi Mosque

Huashi Mosque

4. Nan Douya Mosque 南豆芽清真寺
Nan Douya Mosque was originally constructed during the Qing Dynasty (1644-19111). This mosque mainly serves the Hui community that lives in the area, but it now receives thousands of foreigners each year.

The Nan Douya Mosque has no entrance fee but it encourages donations from visitors. It is located next to the Chaoyangmen subway station of Subway Line 2.

Add: 15 Nandouya Hutong, Dongcheng, Beijing
Tel: 84068225

Nan Douya Mosque

Nan Douya Mosque

5. Haidian Mosque 北京海淀清真寺
Haidian Mosque was originally built in the late Ming Dynasty and the early Qing Dynasty. It is a three-hall courtyard layout. The prayer hall is in the center of the mosque with the kiln hall at its back and the Baishi platform at its front.

A square corners pavilion is atop the prayer hall telling the Islamic architectural style.The teaching rooms are in the south and north of the yard. The north of the mosque houses a vegetable garden and the west has the Yidi place (a cemetery).

Add: West Zhalan Road, Haidian Town, Haidian District, Beijing Tel: 62558296

6. Dewai Mosque 德外清真寺
Dewai Mosque is also known as Beijing Fayuan Mosque. It is located 200-300m to the northeast of Desheng Gate, hence the name of Dewai Mosque, meaning “outside Desheng Gate Mosque”. It was origailly constructed in late Ming and early Qing dynasties.

In 2003, the local Xicheng District government allocated 8 million yuan and collected 2 million yuan for the renovation of the old mosque. Now the upgraded Dewai Mosque coveres an area of 4,000 square meters, 3 sizes of the original mosque.

The mosque entrance faces the street to the west. The Dewai Mosque is a mix of Chinese architecture and Arabic Islamic architectural style. To the southeast corner of the main 200 square meter prayer hall is the smaller prayer hall for female. Every day many Muslims come here to pray and some non-muslim vistors visit th mosque as well.
Add: No.200 Dewai Street, Xicheng District, Beijing Tel: 62016131

Jinshifang Street Mosque

Jinshifang Street Mosque

7. Jinshifang Street Mosque 锦什坊街清真寺
Jinshifang Street Mosque is named after the street in the west of Beijing where the mosque is located. The mosque is also known as “Pushou Mosque”. It was originally built in the year of the 4th year of Xuande in Ming Dynasty ( 1429 ), one of the four major 4 mosques in Beijing. It was rebuilt and renovated several times in the past.

In 1982, the old mosque was reconstructed with a construction area of 1373 square meter. The main prayer hall covers an area of 200 square meters in the style of Chinese classical palace architecture. The buildings inside the mosque is spectacular with its shape and colorful design in the Ming style.

There are over 2500 muslim households of over 11,000 muslims using the mosque. There are over 150 rolls of Arabic classics and over 100 Persian rolls of classics. The Xicheng Muslim Association is located inside the Mosque.
Add: No.63, Jinshifang Street, Xicheng District, Beijing
Tel: 66036165

Changying Mosque

Changying Mosque

8. Changying Mosque 常营清真寺
Changying Mosque is named after the same name village where the mosque is located. Changying Mosques was originally constructed in the Zhenge period in Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644) and was largely reconstructed in the Jiaqing period in Qing Dynasty (1644 -1911). It was the largest mosque in the suburbs of Beijing. Today it is still an important religious site for nearby muslims to pray.

In the years of in 1983, 1993 and 1998, the Changying Mosque was renovated and repaired for several times. Built on an axis from east to west, Changying Mosque faces the east and it is a three-hall courtyard with Chinese characteristics of black bricks and green tiles.

In recent years there newly constructed a separate hall of women, designed for female Muslim to pray.
Add: Changying Minzu Village, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Tel: 65484914

9. Madian Mosque 马甸清真寺
Beijing Madian Mosque takes an area of over 3,800 square meters. It has the style of a traditional Chinese courtyard. The main structures include the prayer hall, teaching rooms and the hall for female muslims. Historically, the Madian area has been inhabited by numerous muslims, another big muslim community after Niujie community.

Beside the local muslims, there are many muslims coming from the universities and expats and muslims from all parts of the world, especially from Arabic countries and people from the Southeast countries in Asia。
Add: Madian South Village, Haidian District, Beijing
Tel: 62019208

 

Madian Mosque

Madian Mosque

10. Dongzhimen Mosque 东直门清真寺
Dongzhimen was originally constructed during the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368). but the present building was reconstructed in the late Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Now, the mosque is laid out the shape of a traditional quadrangle courtyard of Chinese characteristics.

The mosque includes such buildings as the prayer hall, and other houses and the wing-room and other facilities.
Add: No.6, Waichaci, Dongzhimenwai, Dongcheng District, Beijing
Tel: 64638195

 

Dongzhimen Mosque

Dongzhimen Mosque

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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

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