The Fragrant Hill

Admission Fee

Apr. 1 to Nov. 15: CNY 10
Nov. 16 to Mar. 31: CNY 5
Half-price tickets for minors aged 7-18
Free tickets for children under 6 and the old over 60
Temple of Azure Clouds  CNY 10
Opening Hours
Apr. 1 – Nov. 15: 06:00 to 19:30 (stop entering at 18:30)
Nov. 16 – Mar. 31: 06:00 to 19:00 (stop entering at 18:00)

Located 17 miles (28 kilometers) northwest of Beijing City, Fragrant Hills Park occupies a vast expanse in the eastern part of the Western Hills, encompassing 400 acres (162 hectares) of hills and forest. This expansive park boasts both abundant natural scenery and cultural relics, with its highest peak, Xianglu Peak (Incense Burner Peak), reaching an elevation of 1,830 feet (558 meters).

The origins of Fragrant Hills Park, also known as Xiangshan Park, trace back to its establishment in 1186 during the Jin Dynasty (1115-1234). Subsequent expansions took place in the Yuan and Ming dynasties. In 1745, Emperor Qianlong (1711-1799) initiated significant additions, including halls, pavilions, and gardens, and bestowed upon it the name Jingyi Garden, signifying a Garden of Tranquility and Pleasure. Regrettably, during the years 1860 and 1900, foreign troops caused substantial damage to Fragrant Hills, particularly after the fires at the Summer Palace and the Yuanming Yuan (the Old Summer Palace). Following the establishment of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, the Chinese government undertook extensive restoration and development efforts, earning Fragrant Hills Park recognition as one of the ten most famous parks in Beijing.

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