24 Hours Hotline: +86 137-3541-1378
+86 157-0009-4881
Email:

Your Location: Home > Beijing Attractions > Fragrant Hills Park

Fragrant Hills Park

Fragrant_Hills_Park_2.jpg

Introduction
Fragrant Hills Park located in the northwestern part of Beijing City,is an imperial garden at the foot of the Western Mountains. It was also formerly known as Jingyi Palace.It consists of a natural pine-cypress forest, hills with maple trees, smoke trees and persimmon trees, as well as landscaped areas with traditional architecture and cultural relics. The name was taken from the park's highest peak, Xianglu Feng which means Incense Burner Peak,The xiang in the name refers to incense, not fragrance per se. This name is perhaps derived from the name of the highest peak Xianglu feng 香炉峰, or "Incense-burner peak," the bronze-cast incense burner (with remote roots in ritual bronzes) being a common article found in temples. Indeed, incense was also often used as a metonym for temples.
Fragrant Hills Park is recognized as one of the major tourist attractions in Beijing. When autumn arrives, the natural scenery in the park turns spectacular, with fiery red smoke tree leaves covering the mountain side. Every year, thousands of tourists ride the cable cars through the park in order see the hills in autumn colors. The grand opening of the annual Red Leaf Festival of Beijing takes place there.

History
fragrant hill_01.jpgThe park was built in 1186 in the Jin dynasty (1115 to 1234) and expanded during the Yuan dynasty and Ming dynasty. In 1745, the Qianlong Emperor (1711–1799) of the Qing dynasty ordered the addition of many new halls, pavilions and gardens and gave it a new name, Jingyi Palace (Garden of Tranquility and Pleasure). Many of the relics in the park were damaged by foreign troops during two major attacks. In 1860, British troops set the Old Summer Palace ablaze, burning it to the ground along with the Gardens of Perfect Brightness, causing extensive damage to many relics in the park. Another attack in 1900 by the Eight-Nation Alliance caused destruction to the park and to the Summer Palace built by Empress Dowager Cixi. Since 1949, the Chinese government has been engaged in continuous restoration and development in the area.


Red Maple Festival at Fragrant Hill
Time: October
Place: Fragrant Hills Park
Red maple Festival, a grand festival that attracts hundreds of thousands of excited visitors every year, is held at Fragrant Hill. Between the middle of October and early November is the best time to enjoy the beauty of the red and yellow autumn leaves and the beautiful Fragrant Hill scenery. 

                    fragrant hill_03.jpgfragrant Hill.jpg

Best places for maple leaf viewing
(1). Jingcui Lake: Through the east gate, enter Fragrant Hill Park and walk south. From there you will reach Jingcui Lake in only five minutes. The lake is the perfect, and closest place to view the red leaves.  As the lake is nearest to the gate, tourists save time and energy by going there. Mountains and water surround the lake, and the red autumn leaves stay around the longest there.

(2). Fragrant Hill Temple: In the prime of the Tang Dynasty, Fragrant Hill Temple was first constructed and is the birthplace of Fragrant Hill culture. In the late Qing Dynasty, the temple burned down and what remained was nothing but relics. However, tall old trees, stones decorated with exquisite fresco, and stone tablets carved with elegant calligraphy still tell us the history and retain the essence of the original Fragrant Hill Temple.Fragrant Hill Temple is rich in history and culture. Tourists can learn about its history while enjoying the natural beauty that surrounds, and seeing the red autumn leaves.


Information
Adimission Fee: CNY 10(Apr. 1 to Nov. 15); CNY 5( Nov. 16 to Mar. 31)
Cable Car: Available from 9:30 to 16:30,CNY 60 for single trip; CNY 20 for children below 1.2m.
Opening Hours: 6:00-19:00
Time for Visit: 4hours

How to get to Fragant Hill
Bus Route: Take city bus No.318, 331, 360, 634, 714, 733, 737 to Xiangshan (Fragrant Hills Park, 香山公园)
Metro Route: Take Line 4 and get off at Beigongmen Station. Get out from Exit A and transfer to bus 563 to Xiangshan Gongyuan Dongmen (east gate of the Fragrant Hills Park) Station.

Tour The Fragrant Hills Park with Beijing Private Tour 
We will provide a private & spacious car and a local professional tour guide with over 5 years guiding experience only work for you or your group. You will be escorted during your tour. Transport, ticket, and dining (At some local restaurants popular with locals) all we will arrange for you according your requirements. Please check our most popular Beijing Tours including The Fragrant Hills Park as below:


Are the above sample tour programs not suitable for you? We have more Beijing tours. Our 
tours can be tailor-made based on your requirements and budget to create unique Beijing experiences that allow you to interact with the local people and culture. Our enthusiastic tour expert will promptly reply you in details within 24 hours.

Mosted Asked Questions about Fragrant Hills Park

Questions & Answers or Review
* Full Name
* E-mail
* Title of your review
* Your review
 

The following Beijing Private Tours may also interest you!

Duration:7 - 8 hours

Attractions(Cities):Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace

Tour Style:Immerse yourself in the Historic city of Beijing during a full-day tour of the city’s most significant historical sites: Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Tian’anmen Square and the Summer Palace. The four sightseeing spots provide great insight into the palace life and the imperial court ceremonials of more than 600 years ago. Convenient round-trip transportation from your Beijing hotel/Airport/Train station is included. It is an ideal trip during your stort stay in Beijing!

View Details
From $79 p/p

Duration:6-8 hours

Attractions(Cities):Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Nanluoguxiang Hutong (optional: rickshaw ride,family visiting)

Tour Style:This is a private tour that allows you to visit the most famous tourist sites in Beijing and you will go around the buzzing Nanluoguxiang Hutongs either by rickshaw (Optional) and on foot on this tour. You will see the local families, eat an authentic local lunch and learn some Beijing folk arts, learning about the area’s history and having an authentic picture of Beijing. Convenient round-trip transportation from your Beijing hotel/Airport/Train station is included.

View Details
From $80 p/p

Duration:2 Days, 1 Night

Attractions(Cities):Temple of Heaven, Forbidden City, Tian'anmen Square, Mutianyu Great Wall, Summer Palace, Nanluoguxiang Hutong, Optional activities: Legend of Kung Fu Show; Peking duck Dinner

Tour Style:Join an expert guide for a private tour of Beijing’s most fascinating destinations and UNESCO Sites, from the Forbidden City to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China. Take the stress out of planning transport by having hotel/Airport/Train station pickup and drop-off included. Flexible tour with a choice to enjoy an evening show or eat an authentic Chinese delicacy – Peking duck to enhance the tour experience.

View Details
From $195 p/p

Duration:8 hours

Attractions(Cities):Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Nanluoguxiang Hutong, Peking Duck Lunch

Tour Style:This all-inclusive full day guided tour is particularly for first-time visitors who don’t speak Chinese visiting all the highlights in Beijing. Say no to hustlers and discover the city by private car on this door-to-door private tour. Followed by a classic Peking Duck lunch, prepared in time-honored style, at one of Beijing's well-known roast duck restaurants for locals.

View Details
From $95 p/p

Duration:8 Hours

Attractions(Cities):Forbidden City, Mutianyu Great Wall

Tour Style:Make the most of a long Beijing layover—don't sit in the airport, go sightseeing instead. If you have at least 10 hours between flights, check off not one but two UNESCO World Heritage sites on this private guided tour. Skip the long lines at Mutianyu Great Wall, you will ave the opportunity to step back in time and walk the Great Wall, then enjoy priority access to the Forbidden City before returning to Beijing Airport to continue your adventures.

View Details
From $95 p/p

Live Chat

Certificate of Excellence
2012~2021

tripadvisor

Beijing Private Tour-Day Tour

Your Idea of Your Trip
Adults:
(>11 years old)
Children:
(2 - 11 years old)
Babies:
(< 2 years old)
Date of trip
Hotel Class
Any specific requests/interests?
Contact Information

(Your Privacy is Protected)

Full Name: *
E-mail: *
Your Age: *
Nationality: *
Contact Phone Number: *
Submit

Tailor-Made

1 to 1 tailor-made service from our professional travel advisors for the most sophisticated

Authentic

Constantly excellent reviews for attraction, hotel and service Competitive price

Value Guarantee

Local experts provide quality tours Best selected knowledgeable local guides Authentic local restaurants

Stress-free Guaranteed

7*24 hours available to create you a worry-free tour. No Hidden Fees and absolutely no pressure to buy. Secured

Who choose us

Copyright © 2017 Chinabeijingprivatetour.com All rights reserved.  浙ICP备18056007号-2     Our Partner - Travel Makeup Bags Wholesale Provider