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The Shijingshan Amusement Park

Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:26 pm
by inbeijing
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Telephone: 8610-68862547; Address: North of Bajiao Amusement Park Station of the Subway Line 1

The Shijingshan Amusement Park is a State AAAA Tourist Area. It is located on the north side of the western end of Chang'an Avenue in Beijing and on the western side of the West Fifth Ring Road, 15 km from Tian'anmen Square. It is a scenic spot and theme park, integrating fitness, entertainment, appreciation of literature and art, catering and shopping. Completed in September 1986, the Shijingshan Amusement Park covers 340,000 square meters, is composed of three parts: the Entrance Zone Square, Eastern Science-fiction Theme Zone and the Western cartoon theme zone. The Entrance Zone Square is a sunken green culture square. The first level along the streets is a music fountain square, the second one contains a green lighting square covered with Chinese roses and flowers, and the third is used for cultural activity, covering 31,000 square meters. There are 71 various theme amusements. The track length of the suspended and reciprocating roller coaster totals 888 meters, ranking No. 1 in Asia; Jones Adventure heads the top in Asia for track height of 25 meters and total length of 480 meters. 4D Flying Theater boasts vertical a ball screen diameter of 22 meters; dynamic seat devices can raise the audience up to 15 meters in the air. The digital-controlled dynamics and restoration of digital camera shots enable the audience to simulate flying high in the sky.

Bus 337/389/385/354 on the junction of Jingyuan Road Stop, or Subway Line 1 at Bajiao Amusement Park Station, and then walk westbound for 100 meters.
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Badachu Park

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 Templeā€”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.

Address: Badachu Park in the south foothill of well-known Beijing Xishan (Western Hills) Scenic Area
Bus 389, 958, 469, 972, 622, 347 to Badachu Stop.
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In the Shijingshan Amusement Park, foreign-style temple fairs, Spring Rhyme Garden Party, Happy Autumn Garden Party, Summer Carnival and other European-style fashion events are staged on Spring Festival, Labor Day, National Day and summer holidays. Theatrical performances and marching performances are often presented as well as European-style fairy theme shows and cartoon tale shows.

An evening show at Shijingshan Amusement Park is usually held each summer and annual traditional culture activities take place here. The Spring Rhyme Garden Party is available from in May every year.