July 25 – Fun day at Yanqi Lake
Hosted by: Colin Friedman
We invite you once again to escape with us from concrete Beijing and to enjoy some of Beijing’s beautiful countryside.
As the summer heat is upon us, Yanqi is a great location to shade amongst the dense vegetation and take a refreshing boat ride on the lake.
Destination: Yanqi Lake
Date: Saturday 25th July
Meet: 08:15 Outside the Hilton Beijing (Liangma Qiao)
Depart: 08:30 (sharp)
Yanqi Lake was the setting for the 2014 APEC Conference and is well worth a visit.
Yanqi is in fact a manmade lake known for its vast water surface and beautiful natural scenery. To the north of the lake the Great Wall winds on the undulating peaks; to the south, one sees the broad Huangbei Plain; to the lake’s west is the imposing Hongluo Mountain; and to the east are the flame-like maple trees of Jingdeng Mountain.
The gorgeous mountains that enclose the lake on 3 directions, the evergreen cypress and pine trees on the banks, and the tranquil waters combine to make Yanqi Lake an excellent choice to escape concrete Beijing.
Yanqi Lake includes a large multi-functional water recreation area and has activities for all ages.
In spring and autumn every year flocks of geese habit the lake, hence the name and on clear days the magnificent Great Wall looms between ridges and peaks.
Our programme for the day includes: a speedboat ride, a brunch of traditional Chinese fresh farm food (and drinks) at a country yard, followed by a zip line across the river (only available for people taller than 1.2m and who weigh less than 90kg) and bumper cars.
We anticipate arriving back in Beijing by 8:00pm
Not included: personal expenditure.
Recommended: hat, comfortable shoes, sunblock, bag/belt to carry water, camera and your smile.
Especially the smile :)!
Trip dependant on min 10 people pre-paid by Thursday 23 July.
Buy your ticket here … https://yoopay.cn/service/fcgroupbj .
It accepts AliPay, WeChat Wallet, Bank transfer and and Chinese bank cards with a Union Pay logo.
Please make sure that you provide a contact mobile phone and we suggest that once you have made the payment you join our Sat 25 July WeChat Fun Day at Yanqi Lake WeChat group.
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