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Visit to Badachu Park

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Sun 08 Nov 13:00 - 18:00

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Badachu Park, well known for its eight ancient Buddhist temples and natural scenery, is located at the south foot of the Western Hills in the suburbs of Beijing. It covers an area of Protected content and its highest altitude is Protected content . It has become one the first Key Cultural Relics Protection Units of Beijing since the founding of New China in Protected content .

Badachu Park, encircled by Cuiwei, Pingpo, and Lushi hills, the extended part of The Western Hills, is famous for both its eight well-preserved ancient temples and its twelve natural scenes. To praise the park the ancient people compared the three hills to a ‘grand mansion’, the eight temples to the antiques in rooms, and the twelve scenes to the garden in the mansion. It is also said that the Fragrant Hill Park is splendid for its artificial work, while Badachu is beautiful for its natural scenes, which are better than those in any of the scenic spots in the Western Hills are.

Badachu enjoys warm winters and cool summers.?Owing to its fertile soil the park has a rich vegetation of over 400,000 arbor trees belong to 80 species, Protected content of 18 rare valuable ancient kinds grow healthily. For instance, the white bark pine in Chang’an Temple, the horse chestnut tree in Linguang Temple, the gingko in Dabei Temple and the Chinese pistache in Zhengguo Temple have all lived for over Protected content , and are still in healthy state.