Lingshan Natural Scenic Area
Northwest of Mentougou District, Beijing, China
: Northwest of Tiananmen
: 119.2 km away from the city center Tiananmen
Subway Line 1 at Pingguoyuan Station, then transfer to Bus No.892 to Shuangtangjian, then take a taxi to Lingshan Natural Scenic Area
Lingshan Natural Scenic Area is the highest mountain with an elevation of 2303 meters. The white birch forest and meadows are quite beautiful in autumn. Living in the scenic area for a night, you can ride the horse and enjoy the beautiful night there.
Lingshan Scenic Area is a perfect summer resort for travelers. Entering the scenic area, visitors can see the ancient beacons, drink the spring which does not dry up in all seasons and taste the local food. Karaoke, bars and bonfires can also provide services.
09:00 - 21:00
Lingshan has short Springs, Autumns and long Winters, Summers. Temperature on the mountain is low. Visitors should wear clothes with long sleeves and rain gears in Summer. In other seasons, visitors should wear heavy cotton suits. There are rents of military coats.
The roast whole lamb in Lingshan scenic area is 800 RMB while in low seasons 250 RMB to 300 RMB.
The high season is in June, July, August and September. From the middle of October to the next April, the mountain is closed to the public. On the weekends of July and August, which are also the hottest days in Beijing, the hotels in Lingshan are full. If you go, you should reserve in advance.
If your car needs fuel, you should do it in the downtown.
If you travel in autumn, you'd better take a thick coat. It is cold on the mountain either at daytime or in the night.
There are snakes on Jiucaipo. Travelers should pay attention.
If you can't tell which of the wild vegetables, berries and wild mushrooms is toxic, you'd better not try it.
Views from Travelers:
It is the highest mountain in West Beijing. It's also a good place to be away for the summer holidays. I always went their in my childhood.
I have been to lots of mountains. Lingshan is good. The air on the mountain is fresh and the mountain road is safe. I usually went for picnic with my friends. The mountain is clean. It is a little cold on the mountain top.
I went there long time ago. The air there is fresh. And it has large temperature difference. The sky is blue which make me feel comfortable. I love the mountain there.
There are three farmhouse hotels in the scenic area.