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Spring is coming. It's the time to refresh your body and feel the new energy of nature. Here are 10 places in Beijing to enjoy the warmer temperatures.

Lingshan Mountain

Lingshan Mountain in northwestern Mentougou district is the highest mountain in Beijing. It boasts magnificent peaks, large areas of alpine meadow and rich animal and plant resources. During springtime, meadows thrive with green grass and languid white sheep wander across the meadow, while the top of the mountain is covered with snow all year round. And because of the cool weather, Lingshan Mountain is also the only place in the capital to see mountain yaks.

Travel tips:

Don't miss: Liulang Mountain, Baishi Gate, Duanmaoyan Rock

Best time to visit: April to September

Admission: 35 yuan

Tel: +86-010-61827994/7028

Getting there: Take Bus 929 from Pingguoyuan subway station to Shuangtangjian
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Yougushentan Natural Scenic Area

Located 75 kilometers northeast from downtown Beijing, Yougushentan is one of the greatest outer-city attractions, featuring steep mountain cliffs, gorges and forests. In the spring, its mountains are covered with colorful flowers and dense foliage, and a waterfall provides visitors with high quality mineral water. It is a relaxing place for those who want to escape the city rush.

Travel tips:

Don't miss: Tongtian Gate, Leipi Rock, Yingyue Pool

Best time to visit: May to October

Admission: 30 yuan

Tel: +86-010-61622569/2358

Getting there: Take a coach bus from Dongzhimen Bus Station, or Bus 916, 936 to Huairou District and then transfer Bus 10 to Yougushentan.
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Hongluo Temple

Located at the foot of Hongluo Mountain, Hongluo Temple is 7 kilometers northwest of Huairou district. Originally erected in 348 AD and renovated during the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD), it is the largest Buddhist temple in northern China. With wild flowers, various pines and fresh air, the temple is worth a visit, especially during the spring and summer. Visitors can burn incense and stroll from hall to hall under a shade created by the canopy of trees inside the yard.

Travel tips:

Don't miss: Bamboo Forest, Luohan Park, Guanyin Temple

Best time to visit: April to November

Admission: 40 yuan

Tel: +86-010-60681175/1639

Getting there: Take Bus 936 from Dongzhimen.
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Beijing Happy Valley

Lying in the eastern Chaoyang district, Beijing Happy Valley is a wonderful place for families. It is the largest and most modern theme park in the whole country, with 30 entertainment facilities, 50 theme landscapes, 10 kinds of theme performances, and more than 20 theme games and business.

Travel tips:

Don't miss: Theme parks such as Fiord Forest, Atlantis and Shangri-la

Best time to visit: April to November

Admission: 140 yuan for adults, 95 yuan for children

Tel: +86-010-67389898

Getting there: Take Bus 29, 80, 657, 713, 740, 743, 752, 753, 822 or 840.
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Nangong World Geothermal Park

Nangong World Geothermal Park is an AAAA scenic spot located in western Fengtai district. With an area of 4.5 square kilometers, the park is a harmonious combination of nature and culture and leisure activities. The park is divided into many sections, including a Cultivation Center, Fishing Center, Science Exhibition Center, Greenhouse Park and Hot Spring World. Visitors can go swimming, fishing and fruit-picking.

Travel tips:

Don’t miss: Greenhouse Park, Cultivation Center, Greenhouse Park

Best time to visit: Year-round

Admission: 40 yuan

Tel: +86-010-83317128

Getting there: Take Bus 321, 662, 715, 917 to Yinhudong, or Bus 744, 971, 983 to Nangong.
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Xiaotangshan Special Vegetable Base

Xiaotangshan Special Vegetable Base is located in southeastern Changping district. There are more than 100 greenhouses at the base, many of which grow various non-native vegetables and fruits. The base also has several conference rooms, hotels, restaurants and other facilities, including a tennis court, chess and card rooms and a fishing center.

Travel tips:

Don't miss: Special Vegetable Park, Picking Center, Fishing Center

Best time to visit: Year-round

Admission: 10 yuan

Tel: +86-010-61784741

Getting there: Take Bus 643 from Andingmen, or 985 from Anzhenqiao.
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Yuyuantan Park

Yuyuantan Park occupies 137 hectares in southern Haidian district. The park boasts beautiful gardens and clear waters, including East Lake, West Lake, Bayi Lake and Yinshui Lake. Every spring the park hosts a cherry blossom festival to show off its 2,000 cherry trees, among which there are 20 different varieties. Many of the trees were gifts from Japan when the two countries re-opened diplomatic relations in the 1970s.

Travel tips:

Don't miss: Cherry Blossom Park, Liuchun Park, Zhongshan Islet

Best time to visit: March to May

Admission: 20 yuan

Tel: +86-010-8865/3806

Getting there: Take Bus 37, 121, 846 to the North Gate; Bus 32, 414, 617 to the South Gate; Bus 323, 368, 374, 394 to the West Gate; or Bus 114, 320, 717, 727 to the East Gate.
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