Weekend Trip | Seeking the autumn of Yanqing district


In the refreshing season of autumn, it's the most comfortable time to explore Beijing. Why not spend your weekend in the outskirts of Yanqing, immersing yourself in the beauty of the mountains and embracing nature? Join us for a delightful autumn rendezvous!

Day 1 Itinerary

Where to Visit: 

Badaling Safari World - Yeyahu National Wetland Park

What to Eat: Yuanfu Iron Pot Stew - Shipengxiangyan

Where to Stay: Xianglixiangju · Guanshanxiaoyuan - Shanzhaxiaoyuan

Where to Visit

Badaling Safari World

Starting from the city, heading to Yanqing via Beijing-tibet Expressway, we recommend your first stop at the Badaling Safari World, located right next to the expressway. It's the largest mountainous wild animal zoo in China, where you can drive directly into the park.

Driving along the winding route, you can see animals from around the world: Northeast tiger group, brown bears, Malayan bears, wild wolf families, and more. While sitting in your car, you can enjoy the pleasant scenery and observe interesting animals. For families with children, this is the perfect place to kickstart a lively and loving journey.

Address: Shuiquangou, Chadao Village, Badaling Town, Yanqing District, Beijing

Where to Visit

Yeyahu National Wetland Park

Enter the Yeyahu National Wetland Park, and you'll be greeted by the vast lake reflecting the blue sky and distant mountains. The swaying reeds along the calm water surface depict the gentleness and romance of autumn. Birds playfully frolic in small groups or leisurely swim in the peaceful water, accompanied by the soothing sounds of the wind and birds, curing the soul imperceptibly.

The winding paths around the lake lead visitors to a peaceful and natural environment, making time seem to slow down here.

Address: West of Liuhaoying Village, Kangzhuang Town, Yanqing District, Beijing

What to Eat

Yuanfu Iron Pot Stew

Yuanfu Iron Pot Stew is a countryside-style restaurant, known for its dishes such as stewed goose, firewood chicken, Guanting fish, lamb chops, and beef, all served in a single pot. On a slightly cool autumn day, gathering with friends and family to enjoy a meal from the cast iron pot, the moment the lid is lifted, hot steam rises, and fragrant aromas fill the air. Besides the delicious food, you can also savor the small joys of life.

Address: Xibozi Village, Badaling Town, Yanqing District, Beijing

What to Eat


Shipengxiangyan mainly features dishes such as stone-fried pig's face, stone-fried tofu, and stone-fried fish head. The bighead fish used for the stone-fried fish head comes from Guanting Reservoir, and it is exceptionally tender and flavorful. One bite leaves a lingering aftertaste.

The "stone-fried egg" is a unique specialty of the restaurant. The "stone-fried egg" involves heating smooth stones with oil to fry the eggs, creating a dish that is not only visually appealing but also rich in flavor.

Address: Shixia Village, Badaling Town, Yanqing District, Beijing

Where to Stay

Xianglixiangju · Guanshanxiaoyuan

Xianglixiangju · Guanshanxiaoyuan has a total of 10 yards. The small courtyards are equipped with independent panoramic kitchens, allowing you to showcase your culinary skills and enjoy the pleasure of cooking in the natural surroundings. You can also opt for a hotpot or barbecue party. As night falls, you can visit the mountain view terrace in the courtyard, play the guitar and sing under the starry sky, enjoying a leisurely weekend life.

Address: A101, Qijiabao Village, Zhangshanying Town, Yanqing District, Beijing

Where to Stay


Shanzhaxiaoyuan is transformed from an old village house left by villagers and exudes a sense of history. The courtyard features a natural and rustic style, and upon entering the room, the warm lighting creates a cozy atmosphere, giving you a sense of home. In front of the large French windows, you can listen to music, read books, chat with friends, and experience the pleasant escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Address: Xiahujiao Village, Liubinbao Town, Yanqing District, Beijing

Day 2 Itinerary

Where to Visit: Yudu Mountain - Baili Landscape Gallery

What to Eat: Hot Pot Tofu Banquet - Qijiabao Colored Noodles

Where to Visit

Yudu Mountain

Yudu Mountain is situated at the foot of Haituo Mountain, upstream of the Longqing Gorge Reservoir. In October, the area is at its prime for sightseeing. While the leaves of Yudushan's trees may no longer be as lush green, they add a touch of autumn's charm to this beautiful landscape.

To reach the scenic area, you'll drive along a winding mountain road, where you'll notice the subtle interplay of colors on the mountainsides. The picturesque views throughout your journey perfectly capture the essence of autumn.

Upon entering the area, you'll encounter alpine meadows, the Worry-Free Lake, shaded streams, and the suitable waterfall. Colorful tents dot the meadows, kites dance in the sky, and families with children enjoy a lively and loving journey in close contact with nature, creating a harmonious picture of people and nature.

Address: No. 1 North Yuhai Road, Zhangshanying Town, Yanqing District, Beijing

Where to Visit

Baili Landscape Gallery

When visiting Yanqing for autumn scenery, don't miss the high-value self-driving route called the "Baili Landscape Gallery." This scenic area includes one ring, three zones, and twelve spatial nodes, covering 112 kilometers along the riverside, hence the name "Baili Landscape Gallery." When touring the gallery, we recommend you visit three scenic spots: the Petrified Wood National Geological Park, Dishinghu Scenic Area, and Wulongxia Scenic Area.

The Petrified Wood National Geological Park is the main area of the Baili Landscape Gallery. In the fall, the hills are draped in colorful foliage, providing a delightful backdrop to the winding mountain roads. As you drive along, each frame of the scenery you see through the car window is truly captivating.

Dishinghu Scenic Area comprises a unique lake and waterfall. It's the core area of the "Baili Landscape Gallery." Due to ancient tectonic changes, many strangely shaped caves and peculiar landscapes have formed in this area.

Wulongxia Scenic Area belongs to the Mesozoic volcanic lava region, dating back 1.4 billion years. It features a typical deep-cut river valley landscape, with a total length of about 5 kilometers and a river drop of approximately 800 meters.

Address: Xiadelongwan Village, Qianjiadian Town, Yanqing District, Beijing

What to Eat

Hot Pot Tofu Banquet

Liugou Village introduces the "Fenghuangcheng-Hot Pot-Farmhouse Multicolored Tofu Banquet" based on traditional hot pot cooking. The banquet primarily focuses on vegetarian ingredients, with a mixture of vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. This includes three auxiliary pots, three small bowls, and six cold dishes, symbolizing good luck, stability, and harmony.

Address: Yanliu Garden. Liugou Village, Jingzhuang Town, Yanqing District, Beijing

What to Eat

Qijiabao Colored Noodles

Qijiabao Colored Noodles are made from organic vegetables pressed for oil and dough crafted by a local household. These multicolored noodles are rich in carbohydrates and offer health benefits, such as enhanced immune function and balanced nutrient absorption. With the addition of legumes and fruits and vegetables, these noodles are packed with carotenes, protein, vitamins, and more, making them a delicious and nutritious option.

Address: No. 9 Courtyard, Qijiabao Village, Yanqing District, Beijing