The term "rose valley?conjures up a secluded ravine festooned with countless blooms exuding a lingering floral perfume. Bearing this picturesque image in mind, we headed for Rose Valley at the foot of Miaofeng Mountain in Mengtougou district. As we wound our way into the valley, terraced fields of roses appeared on the towering slopes on both sides.
2011-05-24Shi Du's new tourist attractions might be a little kitsch but its natural beauty makes it a winner
2010-11-10With Beijing now fully enveloped in autumn, the weather is cooling off and the TV is going on. For some people though, the prospect of four months of hibernation does little to excite, which is where Yanchi town strikes a note.
2010-09-20Forget about Beijing's chaotic tourist traps this season and take a trip instead to a quiet rural getaway, Liu Yujie reports
2008-10-18It's time to view Beijing's gorgeous, red autumn leaves. Located in Fragrant Hill Forest Park at the east side of Xishan Mountain of Beijing, Fragrant Hill is one of the four most famous sites to view maples in China. Covering 87 hectares, the 120,000 trees here include seven species of 13 different varieties. From mid-October to early November every year, thousands flock to Fragrant Hill to admire these red leaves. Other sites such as Badaling, Miaofengshan Mountain and Baiwangshan Mountain are also crowded with people.
2008-10-11Autumn is the best season in Beijing's suburban district of Mentougou.
2008-09-16Located 90 km from downtown Beijing, Cuandixia, a village of unique architecture and natural beauty that goes back to ancient times, is emerging as a popular destination with artists, photographers and movie-makers.
2007-06-22Craggy peaks topped by bonsaied cypresses,offering a scene reminiscent of a traditional ink painting
2007-06-21Those seeking respite from the stressful financial world could do a lot worse than retreating to the new spa.
2007-06-20Arrive at the Shahe bus stop in Changping District and at a chance to take a break from the fast lane of life.