Xiangshan Park located at the foot of the Western Mountains in northwest Beijing, China. It is renowned for the hills with the forests of maple trees, smoke trees and persimmon trees, as well as landscaped areas with traditional Chinese architectures.
The park was built in the JIN Dynasty (1115 to 1234 AC) and was expanded during the YUAN Dynasty (1271-1368 AC) and MING Dynasty (1368-1644 AC). Emperor Qianlong of QING Dynasty ordered additional constructions of many new halls, pavilions and gardens in 1745. Many of them were damaged by British troops during the Opium War.
Now the park has become one of the most popular tourist attractions in Beijing. The spectacular natural scenery with fiery red smoke tree leaves covering the mountain side, attracts thousands of tourists in autumn. You can ride the cable cars through the park to see the hills in autumn colors, or if you are full of energy, climbing the hills in the mountain path will be another choice.
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