|Fengning Bashang Grassland|
|Fengning Bashang Grassland located about 280 kilometers from Beijing Capital is the nearest natural grassland to the capital. It is a great place for summer escape for visitors who spend their holidays in Beijing especially during the hot summer. Since the grassland is situated on the dam, it was named as Bashang (On the dam) Grassland as well. The grassland is fully decorated with green grasses and colorful flowers. Moreover, flocks and herds have dotted every here and there throughout the grassland.
Besides well known for the huge plain, the grassland is also well known as the Warehouse of Medicine throughout the century as there are more than 300 kinds of herbs with extremely high medical value to be found here including the Golden-needle Flower and canary creeper.
There are quite a number of interesting spots around Fengning Bashang Grassland and Jiulong Pines (Nine Dragon Pines) is one of the popular one among all. The similar species of this pine can be found at Jietai Temple as well and is said to be aged for over 1300 years.
The temperature at the grassland is relatively lower than the bustling city of Beijing in the hot summer. You may enjoy the beauty of the stretch of grassland as well as riding horse freely on the grassland. Some other activities like camel-riding, shooting, archery and campfire parties are also available here. All of these will ensure a wonderful vacation when you are here.