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A Hanging Gardens with an Altitude of 2000 meters – Beijing Baicaopan Scenic Area

 2012-06-28    Cajialo    Sights    Beijing    1098  

With an altitude of 2161 meters, Baicaopan Scenic Area is known as the first peak in the southwester part of Beijing, and it is also the only tourist site, which can be directly reached to the top of the mountain by car in Beijing.

Baicaopan is scenically attractive with a variety of habitat, including larch forests, alpine meadows, widespread deciduous cover, extensive areas of shrubs and rocky slopes. More than 1,100 plant and 170 animal species, including brown-eared pheasants and leopards are growing in the area. Lots of birds are also interested in the well- protected forest. Part of the plateau of Baicaopan is covered in alpine meadows which provide ideal grazing ground for the brown-eared pheasant. As a natural botanical garden with more than 700 various kinds of trees, the area is famous for its yields of peaches, plums, apricots, persimmons, pears, walnuts, chestnuts and other fruits. With over 300 precious birds and many animals there, Baicaopan can be also viewed as a wild zoo.

Unlike other mountainous areas in Beijing, even the highest peaks here are accessible to non-mountaineers and can be reached with relative ease along ridge walks. A cement passage was established in 2003 and tour buses can also take tourists to the top of the mountain. With abundant natural resources, Baicaopan Scenic Spot has many beautiful views including the Kunpeng Valley, grassland on the hill, holy caves, fairy road, 8 scenic spots on the mountain and 8 scenic spots under the mountain.

With curiosity and respect for the natural of mind, I got on the scenic tourist vehicle and arrived at the altitude of 2161 meters high Wuzhi Peak in Baicaopan scenic area, this mountain road is sunny slope and stretches 20 km, good repair. Both sides of the mountain are dotted with red rhododendrons. The distant is green pine forest and the different attitude of rocks. Here were once stationed by the Air Force Radar Troops, and this large area of pine forest was planted at that time.

With Wuzhi Peak as its center, there is a sub-alpine meadow which is the largest and highest sub-alpine meadow - Gaoping Baicao in Beijing area on the mountain ridges. However, visitors must walk through the quiet, long original secondary zone, after 1.5 hours difficult jungle trek to reach the main attractions of the Gaoping Baicao Mountains.

The acres of alpine meadows gather hundreds of herbs and scent air, and are a natural hilltop garden. The most unusual is that, in the large garden, with the altitude difference, the species of plants are naturally different. View from a distance, a layer of colorful, arranged in neat, very charming, there are squirrels, pheasants from time to time.

Alpine meadow is the most famous attractions in the Baicaopan. There are large-scale flat slope meadows in Baicaopan. In summer, blocks of meadow are full of flowers; Walk on the wooden plank, flanked by flowers and clouds in the mountains, full of wild feeling.

Mountain road circles between the mountain, twists and turns in the mountains.

Located in Simatai Village, Xiayunling Township in Fangshan District Baicaopan Scenic Area is an important part of the Fangshan Geopark, 105 kilometers away from Beijing.

Baicaopan is the main peak of Baihuashan, with an altitude of 2161 meters, and is the first peak southwest of Beijing. There’s much beautiful scenery on the mountains.

Overlooking the winding roads on Baihua Mountain from the Wuzhi Peak can be described as a landscape, the mountain just like to wear a white ribbon in the vast green. Road winding ups and downs, twists and turns, is called the “air corridor”, like loop-back with a spectacular jade belt wrapped around the waist.

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