Crowned as the highest mountain in outskirts of Beijing, Lingshan Mountain has an average temperature of 12 degrees Celsius lower than downtown Beijing. And the top of the mountain is covered with snow all year round.
Despite the extreme summer heat in downtown Beijing, Lingshan Mountain has its springtime now. Meadows thrive with green grass, languid white sheep wander across the meadow, and you can see outlines of distant mountains in the clear sky.
At night tourists may camp on the soft meadow enjoying a sweet sleep rarely seen in the hot summer. A dark blue sky studded with shining stars may come as a bonus. Just remember to take some thick clothes to keep warm in the cool air and some mosquito-repellent to avoid bites.
Address: Northwestward of Mentougou District, 122 kilometers from the downtown;
Entry ticket: 35yuan;
Opening hours: 7:30-18:30
Transportation: Take Fushilu and head west until you reach Sanjiadian, Mentougou District. Then take 109 National Way and continue west, passing Yanchizhen, Qijiazhuang and Hongshuikoucun village to reach the entrance of Lingshan Mountain Scenic Resort;
(China.org.cn May 17,2008)