Situated at the foot of Yunmengshan National Forest Park, the Taoyuan Fairy Valley Scenic Area (Tao Yuan Xian Gu) is located in Shicheng Town, Miyun County, about 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Beijing. The scenic area features various landscapes: grand mountains, strange and unique peaks, graceful lake, straight waterfalls, deep pools, and beautiful flowers and lush trees. This area is a haven and a popular holiday retreat for people who are fed up with the bustles of modern metropolis.
The scenic area includes recreation area, a land of peach and blossoms, and scenic spots with viewing areas. Tourists can swim, fish, boat in the graceful Taoyuan Lake and ride a bicycle to enjoy the scenery. Taoyuan Pavilion is an ideal place for a short rest and commands a fine view of the whole scenic area. The land of peach and blossoms is an earthly paradise surrounded by mountains and waters. A section of the Great Wall winds nearby, providing a lovely place for watching the magnificent sunrise. The Taoyuan Fairy Waterfall cascades from a high cliff, forming a large deep pool. Besides, this is a marvelous waterfall, which changes from time to time, prompting one to linger for a long time.
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The scenic area has a strong appeal to visitors throughout the year. In spring, the whole area is covered by peach blossoms and many other wild flowers in full bloom, so tourists have a chance to feast their eyes on them. In summer, the refreshing breezes make it a pleasant summer resort. In autumn, it is abundant in many kinds of fruit while in winter it presents a wonderland with grand icy waterfalls and snows, which are peculiar to the scenic area.
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Many special activities are available here all the year around. In January and February there are ice-sports programs; From June to October, tourists can pick peaches, grapes, kiwi fruit, and other fruits. While in November and December, the beautiful autumn leaves are much more enjoyable. Well-equipped vacation villages provide good service for both meeting and entertainment, with karaoke free of charge, bonfire party, wonderful fireworks, and roast mutton. People can enjoy the beauty and tranquility of nature here.
CNY 45 + CNY 1 (insurance)
980, 987 from Dongzhimen to Miyun Bus Station, and then take a small bus to the Taoyuan Fairy Valley.
Take a tourist bus from Tiananmen or Xuanwumen to the valley (available on weekends and Chinese legal holidays from April 7 to October 15)