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Why Badachu Park is special ?
The name Badachu means Eight Great Sites, and refers to the eight Buddhist temples and monasteries scattered across Cuiwei, Pingpo and Lushi hills at the foot Western Hills Scenic Area. Located along the outskirts of the city, it was restored during the 1980's and has since become a famous tourist destination.
There are a total of eight former Buddhist temples and monasteries in the park. These are the Temple of Eternal Peace (Chang'ansi), the Temple of Divine Light (Lingguangsi), Three-hill Nunnery (Sanshan'an), the Temple of Great Mercy (Dabeisi), Dragon Spring Nunnery (Longquan'an), the Temple of Fragrant World (Xiangjiesi), The Cave of Precious Pearl (Baozhudong), and Zhengguo Temple.
What to explore at Badachu Park?
Eight Great Sites Park is an attractive place to visit all year round. It has a pleasant temperate climate, remaining cool in summer and warm in winter.
Visitors can stroll from one temple to another, enjoying the beautiful scenery and admiring the arbor and rare ancient trees. Some of these trees have been standing for over 6 centuries, but their roots and branches are still strong and in good shape.
In September and October, when the leaves are turning red, crowds of tourists come to climb the mountains. You may also take a cable-car to the top of the hill and feast your eyes on the beautiful view from the mountain peak.
Three sites in it are most worthy of a visit. Lingguang Temple, is famous for stupa which stands majestically, the golden fish pond where the beautiful brocade carps swim delightedly, the heart sutra wall and arhats wall present splendid sight.
Dabei Temple is noted for the lifelike eighteen arhats in the Hall of Mahavira which were molded by the famous sculptor Liu Yuan living in Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368).
Xiangjie Temple, which is neatly laid out, have two steles inscribed the writings by the emperors Kangxi, Qianlong and Jiaqing.
How to get to Badachu Park?
Take bus no. 958, 347, 972, 389, 598 and get off at Badachu or Badachu Middle School Station.
Take Subway Line 1 to Pingguoyuan Station and get out from northeast exit. Find the Pingguoyuan Ditie Beimen Bus Stop of 972 to Badachu Station.
- Apricot blossoms, peach blossoms
- Rich in vegetation
- Attractive scenery everywhere
- Picturesque four seasons
- Beijing’s famous Xishan scenic spot
Badachu Park, Shijingshan, Beijing, China
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I lived in Beijing for a little over a year. Getting out to the country side was always important to me. So on my last day in China I went to my favorite place. Close to the summer palace and the Bejing botanical, both day trips in themselves. I really enjoyed this incredible park of The Eight Temples. My friend good friend Mike and I spent an entire day walking throughout the park. You could ride in a cable car but there is so much to see up close and personal I highly recommend walking. The stone carvings and views the temples, are not to be missed if you are anywhere near Beijing. I liked it better then the Gorge. Here you will find largest Bogota in the world here and it is big. I went on an early September day, truly a blue sky day with clean air.
This place is really authentic. You can see a lot of faithfuls come here to pray. This place is absolutely huge and you will need to spend the whole day here walking from temple to temple. The architecture is beautiful and if you have the time and you are studying abroad here you need to come see it. There are monks that pray in a circle around a statue or monument. I watched for 30 minutes as the monk dropped to his knees and prayed. Got up took a step and dropped to his knees and prayed...I got tired of watching after 30 min but I think he probably could have gone for another 2 hours. There is a cable car if you are lazy to go up. Summary- Come here if you are doing language exchange or studying here if you are a tourist then it shouldn't be a stop unless you are Buddhist or really into Buddhism. Bathrooms are...uhmm kind of iffy.
Nice park, nice temples and a great place to hike and explore. I wanted to take the cable car to the top of the mountain but didn't have 50rmb with me.
u can get a half price ticket if you bring a student id book with you. Get a good pair of shoes for a long walk on the hill and better prepare the snack and the drink before coming here.
The Badachu (八大处 bādàchǔ), is a complex of monasteries located on the outskirts of urban Beijing, which means "Eight Great Sites" that refers to the eight Buddhist temples and nunneries.
Lots of pagodas here. U need to wear a good shoes to climb the stupid mountain. So tired
My husband and I enjoy our honey moon in Beijing. What a great time together. One of the highlight of our trip was the amazing Badachu Park. It’s scenic spot of natural beauty. You could find beautiful landscapes everywhere. The park was the present of four seasons. The picturesque sightseeing with blossoms, peach blossoms was ideal for taking some photographs. In general, I I enjoy the atmostphere and scenery here!
You can get a half price ticket if you bring a student id book with you. Get a good pair of shoes for a long walk on the hill and better prepare the snack and the drink before coming here.