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Badachu Park

Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:07 pm
by inbeijing

Address:South foothill of Beijing Xishan Scenic Area; Bus 389/958/709/972/622/347 to Badachu Stop

As a national AAAA Tourist Area, Badachu Park is located in the south foothills of well-known Beijing Xishan (Western Hills) Scenic Area. As one of the top-priority municipal protected cultural relic sites in Beijing since the founding of the P.R.China, Badachu Park has been a garden-based Buddhist temple, which is endowed with time-honored history, everlasting reputation and pleasant natural landscape. Badachu Park is surrounded by Cuiwei Hill (the remaining chain of Western Hills), Pingpo Hill and Lushi Hill. These three hills are shaped like a chair. Eight ancient temples spread over these three hills, forming a famous natural sight of Twelve Landscapes. Badachu Park is world-renowned due to the tooth relic (the sacred sharira of Sakyamuni Buddha) preserved in two Lingguang Temples. The oldest temple in these eight ancient temples is Bachu Zhengguo Temple, its construction lasting from the late Sui Dynasty to the Early Tang Dynasty. Much further construction lasted through the Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties. The largest temple is Xiangjie Temple-a temporary imperial palace for Emperor Kangxi and Emperor Qianlong on their brief stays. Although Badachu Park was named after these eight ancient temples, some stone inscriptions engraved on the cliffs can date back to as early as the Ming Dynasty, have become the ninth attraction site in Badachu Park since their discovery in 2000. A large number of stone inscription hobbyists and Buddhists have come in a continuous stream to visit.

In recent years, Badachu Park is the best place for mounting climbing, body-building, leisure and recreation. According to the mountain features, four mountain climbing routes have been designed in Badachu Park. Climbing fans can select a favorite route. Every spring, Badachu Chinese Garden & Tea Culture Festival is held in April and the Badachu Mounting-climbing Fair is held on the Chongyang Festival. A Chinese calendar festival is also staged in October. Without exception, all the activities attract a large number of domestic and foreign tourists.

Xiangshan Park which is also known as the Forest Park is located on the eastern side of the Western Hills and is approximately 10 kilometers to the west of the centre of Beijing.

Due to its high elevation and dense cover of trees, spring arrives late in the area and summer days are always pleasantly cool. The best time to visit the park is in late fall when the tree leaves turn red making a grand display. There are also groves of apricots, pears, peaches and lilacs adding fragrance to the air and solemn evergreens whose contribution to the local beauty is unrestricted by seasonal changes.

In 1186 of the Jin Dynasty, the Xiangshan Temple was built here and for a period it served as the emperor's traveling lodge. In 1745, Emperor Qianlong had a number of large halls, pagodas, memorial archways and leisure pavilions built and changed the name of the area to the Garden of Peacefulness (Jingyiyuan). This complex served the famous Qing ruler as one of his summer palaces and became one of the three favorite hills of Qianlong along with Jade Spring Mountain (Yuquanshan) and Longevity Hill (Wanshoushan) in the Summer Palace area.

Bus: 360, 318, 714, 733, 737, 833 and 904
Open: 6:00--18:00

Features: Cultural activities in the spring, walking in the Red Autumn Leaves on Xiangshan (Fragrant Hills)—all are welcome to the yearly Xiangshan Red Leaf Festival to enjoy the beauty of red autumnal leaves.

Annual traditional cultural events:
1. Badachu Chinese Garden & Tea Culture Festival (successfully held yearly)
2. Badachu Mounting-Climbing Fair on Double Ninth Festival (successfully held yearly)
Schedule of traditional cultural activities:
1. Badachu Chinese Garden & Tea Culture Festival (from the late April to the early or mid-May)
2. Badachu Mounting-Climbing Fair on the Double Ninth Festival (from late September to mid or late October)

Re: Badachu Park

Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2014 7:18 am
by dimon
Will explore it later

Re: Badachu Park

Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 5:43 pm
by sidjohn
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Re: Badachu Park

Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:16 pm
by haven
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Re: Badachu Park

Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:28 pm
by Davina
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Re: Badachu Park

Posted: Wed May 04, 2016 2:17 pm
by haven
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Re: Badachu Park

Posted: Fri May 06, 2016 12:45 pm
by Jackson
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haven which other attraction you will explore?

Re: Badachu Park

Posted: Fri May 13, 2016 1:25 pm
by haven
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Re: Badachu Park

Posted: Mon May 16, 2016 2:33 pm
by Jackson
Glad to knwo that buddy you are agree with m . there is no doubt every one have shared such a nice information with all. Anyway buddy I wants to know from you about Singapore. Actually I have a plan to be there. What say about that?

Re: Badachu Park

Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 1:20 pm
by haven
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Night Safari, Singapore
Universal Studios Singapore
Singapore Flyer
Sri Mariamman Temple, Singapore
Armenian Church, Singapore