Beijing looks spectacular during autumn, with all the golden hues, splashes of red, orange with the backdrop of the clear blue sky above. You can capture some fantastic photographs while exploring the best places to see fall foliage in Beijing. The fall season in the capital city of China starts from mid-October and continues till early November. Make sure you bring along enough snacks and water while exploring the fall colors in these places. Do not forget wearing comfortable shoes though.
Located in the north of downtown central Beijing, Ditan Park shines all in gold during fall. All thanks to the ginkgo trees! Built in the year 1530 under the rule of the Mings, the park was the place where the emperors offered sacrifices to God. At the center of the park is Temple of Earth and it is from this temple that the park was named Ditan. You will also find an entertainment area having some rides. If you skip the special days like that of events, fairs and festivals, the park remains peaceful with ginkgo trees lined on the walkways, creating a breathtaking view for the spectators.
How to reach: Take subway line 2 and 5 to reach Yonghegong. It is only five minute walk from the metro station.
The Miaofeng Mountain is mainly known for its unique pines, ancient temples, massive rocks and roses. It is recognized as the highest mountain in West Beijing. As per environmentalists, the vegetation coverage in the area is 90%. Tourists from across the world visit the place in large numbers during October and early November to witness the colors of fall. You can plan a trip during this time and enjoy the views of deep valleys, magnificent mountains, the green pines and red leaves. Alluring the red leaves in the Miaofeng Mountain has been followed as a traditional custom since the times of Yuan Dynasty.
How to reach: Take tourist line from the Pingguoyuan subway station.
Situated in west Beijing, Yuyuantan Park is famous for its historical angling terrace (called diaoyutai in Chinese). During Jin Dynasty, the famous writer Wang Yu came here for fishing and this has remained to be the most favorite spots of the Jin Dynasty emperors for alluring nature. Today, the park is the site of Diaoyutai State Guesthouse. It is a kind of Chinese Camp David arranged for the foreign dignitaries. Talking about the special scenery during falls, the park has got large Ginkgo trees almost over 1000 and these turn into eh vibrant yellow color in the autumn months. Plus, if you are there with your family, your kids will have the advantage of its huge play areas.
How to reach: Get on lines 1 and lines 9 subway to reach the Military Museum and go to the Northern part of the China Millennium Monument to reach the park entrance.
Mutianyu Great Wall
It is another favorite scenic spot of the emperors who ruled for years in China. The Mutianyu Great Wall is situated almost 20 kilometers from Huairong District. You can witness over 280,000 trees boasting colorful hues. Isn’t that marvelous? The best time to witness the magic of red leaves here is in the months of October and November. The area turns into a fairyland filled with green, golden and red leaves. Grab the chance to save huge on cheap flights to Beijing by booking in advance.
How to reach: You can board buses line 916 or 936 from Dongzhimen and get down at the Mutianyu Station.
Beigong Forest Park
Situated in the Changxindian Town in Fengtai District, the Beigong Forest Park is among the most favorite of the locals to capture the view of the glowing red leaves and awe-striking natural beauty. Every year in autumn season, over 18000 hectares of the park area gets covered with leaves of different colors, red, green and golden. The majestic Hulu Lake in the middle of the park and the colorful leaves around, make a natural watercolor image. If you want to experience the beauty of fall foliage in Beijing, do not miss out visiting Beigong Forest Park.
Moreover, you can have fun in the water park here replete with south China characteristics. You can also pass your time picking fruits in the park. It’s a relaxing place to spend your vacation with your loved ones. This is the time to plan your trip to Beijing! Don’t think twice, rely on iEagle for flight booking!
How to reach: You can take subway line 310 and get down at Xinzhuang Station or get on line 385 and get down at Huagongqichang station.