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5 Mountains to Climb Around Beijing – Summits Worth Making

The western edge of Beijing is surrounded by a picturesque range of mountains providing you the perfect leisure activity while visiting the city, since mountain climbing is an invigorating pastime.

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The Badaling National Forest Park

Located to the north west of Beijing the Badaling Great Wall belongs to the Jundu Mountain pass. The name denotes the mountains spread in all directions and the pass is of immense importance to the military. You will find two peaks facing each other with a beautiful alley between the two. Climbing this scenic region will definitely reward you with a bird's eye views of the entire range. The Badaling Great Wall region was the first sector to be opened to tourist and was the main martial strongpoint during the periods of spring, summer and the waring nations. It was abandoned as a stronghold during the Qing Dynasty. The region is considered the soul of the Great Wall and is well worth a visit. Badaling is open from 7 am to 5.30 pm.

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Yunmeng Mountain National Forest Park

The Yunmeng Mountain National Forest Park encompasses a land mass of 2208 acres; the tallest peak there measures at 1414 metres. The place is truly paradise on earth for the verdant forest is home to an exotic variety of plants and interesting wildlife. In fact the place boasts a forest coverage of 91%. A climb to this mountain range will prove to be an invigorating and refreshing sojourn for the temperature is a cool 20 to 24 degrees while the gorgeous views are quite a treat. In order to enjoy the fabulous environs of Beijing's mountain parks consider the immense convenience of booking Beijing serviced apartments. These modern abodes equipped with contemporary kitchens, living spaces, laundry facilities and entertainment consoles are ideal for enjoying an at home feel whether you are on a long or short holiday. Dongzhimen area home to the Ascott Raffles City Beijing is one of the most popular districts in the city centre for those seeking Beijing holiday accommodation.

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Jiufeng National Forest Park

The Jiufeng National Forest Park is located 18kms from the Summer Palace in the Haidian District. The place is of immense historical significance as it was once one of the 72 barracks that belonged to the Liao Dynasty. Due to the two peaks there resembling two soaring vultures it was named Jiufeng. The main attractions there are the ancient labyrinth of winding paths, breath-taking scenery and lush forest cover.

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Miaofeng Mountain

This is the main peak in the northern range of Beijing's western mountains. The place is located about 70kms from downtown Beijing and rises to a height of 1,300 metres. Miaofeng Mountain is considered one of the most scenic locations in the area home to craggy cliffs, winding mountain paths and very beautiful surroundings.

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Phoenix Mountain