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一起去香山看红叶吧 Red Leaves of the Fragrant Hill

estella  11-12-06 11:24

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If you are looking to enjoy autumn scenery in Beijing, it is highly recommended  that you see the red leaves of Fragrant Hill.
Fragrant Hill, situated in the western suburbs of Haidian District, was called Jingyiyuan in the Qing Dynasty. It is twenty kilometers from the city proper, covering an area of 160 hectares. It is a perfect place for people to see crimson leaves because there are over 9,400 smoke trees there.
The red leaves of Fragrant Hill have a very long history. Early in the Jin Dynasty there were poems in praise of them. Every autumn the leaves on the smoke trees become aflame with a splendid red color and shine with magnificent beauty. Because smoke tree species may differ, along with the temperature relative to their planting position the leaves take on different colors such as deep red, bright red, pink, and cherry-red, etc. Mingled in this blaze of red there is also the jade-green of pine and cypress trees, as well as the golden color of gingko trees. Looking down from the top of the mountain, one can have a breath taking view of many layers of brilliant colors.
The best season for enjoying the red leaves is from mid October to early November, when tourists are streaming and the leaves are in riotous colors. If you’re free on weekends, you can hike to Fragrant Hill and enjoy the red leaves with your friends, feasting your eyes on the distinctive beauty of autumn in Beijing.


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