Xiangshan Park, also known as Forest Park, is located on the eastern sides of the Western Hills, approximately 10 kilometers to the west of Beijing.
Due to its high elevation and dense cover of trees, spring arrives late in the area and summer days are always pleasantly cool. The best time to visit the park is late fall, when maple leaves turn red. Maple trees make the grandest display of all. There are also groves of apricots, pears, peaches and lilacs adding their fragrance, and the more solemn evergreens whose contribution to the local beauty is unrestricted by seasonal changes.
Address: Xiangshan Lu, Haidian District.
Opening hours: April 1st - June 30th: 6:00 - 18:30
July 1st - August 31st: 6:00 - 19:00
September 1st - November 15: 6:00 - 18:30
November 16th - March 31st: 6:00 - 18:30
Entry ticket: 10 yuan
Biyunsi - 10 yuan
Gondola - 30 yuan (one-way) for week days, 50 Yuan (one-way) for weekends and holidays, and for children is 10 yuan (one-way).
Monthly Pass - 10 yuan
Season Pass - 30 yuan
Bus: No. 360, 318, 331, 634, 714, 696, and 698, arrive at Xiangshan
Tel: 86-10-62591155, 86-10-62591264.
(China.org.cn. May 17, 2008)