Badaling Great Wall is the most important section and earliest section opened to public of the Great Wall. After Badaling Great Wall tour, tourists can also visit the Badaling National Forest Park. It is also one of the great beautiful parks in Beijing. Because of its distance, it is not visited by tourists in Beijing downtown. But if you want to visit Badaling Great Wall, the Badaling National Forest Park is a must-see place after your Badaling Great Wall tour.
Badaling National Forest Park lies at between the Badaling Great Wall and Juyongguan Pass, covering an area of 44 thousand mu. The highest peak is 1238 meters including 539 kinds of plants and 158 kinds of animals. The greening rate reaches to 96%. Badaling National Forest Park is the first zoological public welfare forest area pass through the FSC international authentication. Badaling National Forest Park includes Hongyeling Scenic Spot, Qinglonggu Scenic Spot, Dingxianggu Scenic Spot and Shixia Scenic Spot. The Chinese first railway designed by Zhan Tianyou also stays at the scenic spot.
Lilac, the symbol of love and happiness with its simple but elegant character, is regarded as the “Flower of Love” and “Tree of Happiness”. The Dingxianggu Scenic Spot has natural syringa reticulata forest which is the largest in north of China. The natural syringa reticulata, different with the ordinary shrub lilac, is a kind of tall arbor. This kind of lilac is regarded as the “West Sea Banyan” which is the symbol of lucky in Buddhism. Its flower season is later, so tourists after Badaling Great Wall can enjoy this beautiful flower in June of each year.
The Qinglonggu Scenic Spot of Badaling National Forest Park opened to public in the spring of 2007. Qinglonggu Scenic Spot shows the original ecological landscapes under the Badaling Great Wall. Qinglonggu Scenic Spot covers an area of 450 hectares. The Badaling Great Wall shapes the natural border side to Qinglonggu Scenic Spot. The old beacon towers seem like the jumpy notes in vast forest sea, and play the green music. Walking in Qinglonggu Scenic Spot, tourists can enjoy a stereoscopic landscape painting which will shock your heart after the wonder-the Badaling Great Wall.
There are many interesting sc4enic spots in Badaling National Forest Park and vicinity of Badaling Great Wall. After Badaling Great Wall tour, tourists can appreciate these attractive landscapes around Badaling Great Wall.