Top 10 mountain climbing destinations for Double Ninth Festival in Beijing

By Liu Caiyi
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The Double Ninth Festival, also known as Chongyang Festival, is deeply rooted in Chinese culture and has been celebrated for centuries. The festival falls on the ninth day of the ninth lunar month, typically in October, and emphasizes "climbing high to avoid misfortune." Across China, especially among older people, many use this occasion to venture outdoors, climbing nearby mountains, hills, or scenic spots. During this season, Beijing's scenic areas see a surge in mountain-climbing activities as people gather at the foothills, scale peaks and savor the beauty of autumn. So, where are the best places to climb in this golden season?

Below is a list of the top 10 tourist destinations in Beijing renowned as the best spots for mountain climbing during the "golden autumn" season:

#Baiwangshan Forest Park

The natural scenery of Baiwangshan, Beijing. [Photo/VCG]

Baiwangshan Forest Park, located 3 kilometers north of the Summer Palace in Beijing, is the nearest urban forest park to the capital. Spanning more than 244.6 hectares, Baiwangshan provides a panoramic view of the majestic Taihang Mountains from the west pavilion. The park features dense forests with a vegetation coverage rate of over 95%.

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