Chinese Name: 八达岭国家森林公园Pronunciation: Bādálĭng Guójiā Sēnlín Gōngyuán
Address: Yanqing District, Beijing, China
Scenic Area: About 29.3 square kilometers
Recommended Visiting Time: Autumn, especially October
Admission Ticket Fare
Students (with valid students card)
Ticket Free of Charge Policy
1. Children no more than 1.2 meters;
2. Seniors who are over 60 years old (60 included) with valid certificates.
Surcharge inside the Scenic Spot
Note: There is no official surcharge information; please pay attention to scenic charging service, and it is a voluntary assumption.
June 1st to November 1st
Red Leaf Festival
8:30-16:00 (Monday to Friday)
8:00-16:00 (Saturday to Sunday)
Note: The specific information is subject to the actual public information of the scenic spot.
Overview of Badaling National Forest Park
Gorge in Badaling National Forest Park
Located between Badaling Great Wall and Juyong Pass of the Great Wall, the highest peak is 1,238 meters above sea level, and there exist 539 species of plants and 158 species of animals.
Moreover, the forest coverage rate has reached 96%, becoming the first ecological public forest area in China. The park has more than 50,000 red foliage trees (aka Cotinus coggygria), and north China’s largest area (more than 466,666 square meters) of natural syringa forest.
On February 5, 2021, it was named the fifth batch of national forest and grass science popularization bases by the Chinese Society of Forestry, and the validity period ranges from 2021 to 2024.
Badaling National Forest Park Top Amazing Sights
Red Leaf Ridge
Red Leaf Ridge
Colors are most abundant here in autumn. The red leaf ridge serves as the best location for enjoying red foliage. Besides, the charming red foliage trees, just like a red glow from the sun, are very attractive and beautiful. It is wonderful to appreciate the scenic spot from the end of September to the beginning of November each year.
Azure Dragon Valley
The Azure Dragon Valley is situated in the south side of Badaling Great Wall. The mountains and forests form such an appealing landscape painting. Here you can get in touch with nature, breathe the freshest air, and experience the magic of nature at the foot of the ancient Great Wall.
It possesses the largest natural Syringa reticulata forest in northern China. Also, the valley has a variety of vegetation, various complete forests, and different seasonal landscapes, making it a nice place to enjoy oneself. Every June, visitors can watch syringa when syringa blooms in the mountains, and the valley is full of the scent of syringa.
Badaling Great Wall
Here tourists can take a close look at the red leaves. On the other hand, people can stroll beside the Great Wall and walk along the red leaf forest to experience the subtle charm of the red leaves.
Covering an area of 4.5 million square meters, the center is divided into an indoor experiencing hall and an outdoor experiencing route. The indoor experiencing hall occupies an area of 856 square meters, with four exhibition halls, one lecture hall, one lobby, as well as restaurants, offices, emergency rooms, etc.
Best Travel Time
Autumn may be the best time to visit Badaling National Forest Park, especially in mid and late October. Such a refreshing autumn scene comes into view: the clear sky, the crisp air, and the white clouds. The towering Great Wall is dotted with brilliant red leaves, which makes people enjoy themselves so much as to forget to leave.
How to Get to Badaling National Forest Park
Take bus line Shuttle 877 from Deshengmen Station, get off at the terminus, and walk back 400 meters to the entrance of the scenic spot.
Take bus line 919 from Deshengmen Station, get off at Badaling National Forest Park, and the park is right across the road.
Note: When the leaves turn red in the park every year, generally from October to early November, there is a special bus line running from Deshengmen to Red Leaf Ridge.
Chinese: 请带我去八达岭国家森林公园。English: Please take me to Badaling National Forest Park.
If you go to Badaling National Forest Park from the center of Beijing (Grand Hyatt Beijing), it takes about 1.5 hours (about 180 yuan).
If you go to Badaling National Forest Park from Beijing Capital International Airport, it takes about 1 hour and 10 minutes (about 180 yuan).
If you go to Badaling National Forest Park from Beijing Daxing International Airport, it takes about 2 hours (about 450 yuan).
If you go to Badaling National Forest Park from Beijing West Train Station, it takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes (about 200 yuan).