The gorgeous Beijing suburbs surrounded by mountains and rivers are famous for their picturesque scenery. In Spring, the mountains are covered with flowers, becoming the first choice for Beijingers to travel around; in summer they are lush as a perfect place to escape the summer; autumn mountains are the favourite destination for Beijingers to enjoy the red leaves; winter snow and ice makes the mountains a fairy tale world. The ice-falls and ice lamps in Yanqing are particularly fascinating.
Yanqing is located in the northwest of Beijing at the foot of the majestic Great Wall and on the banks of the beautiful Guishui River. It is blessed with the best air quality, the highest forest greening rate, the best clean index, the largest wetland area, and the richest tourism resources among the 16 jurisdictions of Beijing. Yanqing is one of the first national demonstration zones for holistic tourism, the venue of the 2019 Beijing World Horticultural Exposition, and one of the three major competition areas for the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games. This year, Yanqing District was successfully selected as one of the top 5 “2020 Destination Tourism Wish Index” released by Ctrip.com. Therefore, Yanqing’s tourism resources are very rich and of high quality.
Currently, there are three highways entering the hinterland of Yanqing: Jingxin, Jingli, and Jingzang, as well as the well-known “Train to Spring” Line S2, and the opening of the Beijing-Zhangjiakouo high-speed railway has also included Yanqing into Beijing’s one-hour life circle. It has opened up traffic barriers and the choice of multiple modes of transportation has greatly improved the convenience of coming to Yanqing. Today, we would recommend to you the fifth route of Yanqing self-driving tour: Parent-child Self-driving Tour-Companionship is the Longest Love Confession.
Day 1: Badaling Wildlife World → Check in Hefu Hostel → Oil Painting → Fruit Picking
Badaling Wildlife World (AAA)
The Badaling Wildlife World is a large natural ecological park built on mountain, covering an area of 6,000 mu at the foot of the world-famous Badaling Great Wall. The park has more than 100 species of nearly 10,000 wild animals. It is an eco-tourism park integrating animal viewing, rescue, breeding, vacation leisure and popular science education.
Address: Badaling Town, Yanqing District, Beijing
Tel: 010 – 69121842
Hefu Hostel is located in Huozhaoying Village, Kangzhuang Town, a hideaway at the foot of the Great Wall. Gray bricks and dark tiles, large wooden structures, with floor-to-ceiling glass windows connecting the indoor and outdoor landscapes, giving a natural sensory enjoyment. You can try oil painting or fruit picking in this Hostel.
Address: Huoshaoying Village, Kangzhuang Town, Yanqing District, Beijing
Day 2: Breakfast at the Hostel → Bird-watching at the Wild Duck Lake Wetland Park → Lunch at the Hostel → Return
Beijing Wild Duck Lake National Wetland Park (AAAA)
Beijing Wild Duck Lake National Wetland Park is the first authorized national wetland park in Beijing, it is also a national 4A scenic spot. Located at the bank of Guanting Lake at the foot of the Badaling Great Wall in Yanqing District, the park is covered with rippling reeds. The total number of bird species in the wild duck lake wetland reaches 348, including 11 species of national first-level protected animals (Black Stork, Oriental White Stork, Hooded Crane, Great Bustard, Gold Eagle, White-tailed Sea Eagle, White-shouldered Eagle, White Crane, Relict Gull) and 49 species of national second-level protected animals; there are 420 species of higher plants, 40 species of fish, 5 species of amphibians, 10 species of beasts, 182 species of insects, etc.
Spring and autumn are the best bird watching seasons in the Wild Duck Lake Wetland. Swans roam leisurely in the water, grey cranes raise their heads and croak, wild ducks walk in the reeds, falcons soar in the sky, and wild ducks fly in line. All birds compete to sing one after another.
In summer, flowers bloom and show off their fragrance. Thousands of acres of lotus flowers are blooming in the park: When small lotus bud peeks from the water, dragonfly will immediately land on its top! In the depths of the reeds, the Oriental Reed Warbler chirped, and the egret leisurely hunted for food in the shoal, forming a vivid picture.
Equipment and facilities such as the viewing platform, the waterside trekking path and the forest camp, environmental protection sightseeing vehicles, various types of bicycles, etc. provide tourists with different paths to get into the wetland. At Wild Duck Lake, you can let your body and mind integrated into the wild world, let your motions return to nature and enjoy the charm of the wetland.
Address: West of Liuhaoying Village, Kangzhuang Town, Yanqing District, Beijing
Tel: 010-69131458, 69131226
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