Nov 12 – Day trip to Shuang Long Xia

The colours of Autumn are always majestic A mix of red, yellow, gold, orange and brown A day trip to the view the leaves so fantastic Come see queen nature wear her rustic crown Shuang Long Xia is just shy of 78 km from downtown Beijing and it is fabulous place to see beautiful landscapes and now, in autumn, see a rich collage of browns, auburns, russets and oranges as the plants prepare for their winter hibernation. The beautiful scenic area of Shuang Long Xia is 2.5km south of Zhaitangzhen in the Mentougou District. It is an idyllic spot to ramble alongside and amongst gorgeous mountain ridges, view ten mile long streams and see the…

August 27 – Day trip to Shidu – Glass bridge walk, Drifting, Rambling, BBQ

Over the years we have been to Shidu numerous times (including last month) and the trip normally sells out very fast. Pictures from our 16 July 2016 trip can be found here. This event is for FCGroup members (and friends) who wish to Escape Concrete Beijing for a fun and relaxing day and who appreciate that true Networking and Netbonding is based on shared interests and experiences. Destination: Shi Du Date: Saturday 27 August Meet:07:30  Outside the Hilton Beijing (Liangma Qiao) Depart: 8:00 (sharp) Cost: 350RMB. Shidu is in Beijing’s Fangshan District (South West Beijing) and is about 4 kilometres from the border with Hebei. We first discovered Shidu as a day trip destination back in…

May 28 – Day Trip to Taoyuanxiangu

You said: “I want a chance to relax.” You said: “I want to enjoy quiet and peaceful surroundings” You said: “I want to do this with friends old and new.” You said: “I enjoy tasting local cuisines and delicacies.” We listened and are delighted to invite you to join us for a day trip to Tao yuan xian gu. Situated at the foot of Yunmengshan National Forest Park, the Taoyuan Fairy Valley Scenic Area (Tao Yuan Xian Gu) is located in Shicheng Town, Miyun County, about 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Beijing. The scenic area features various landscapes: grand mountains, strange and unique peaks, graceful lake, straight waterfalls, deep pools, and beautiful flowers and lush…

May 14 – Day trip to the place time forgot – Cuandixia

Daytrip to Chuandixia  爨底下村 You said: “I want a chance to relax.” You said: “I want to enjoy quiet and peaceful surroundings” You said: “I want to do this with friends old and new.” You said: “I enjoy tasting local cuisines and delicacies.” We listened and are delighted to invite you to  join us on Saturday 14 May for a trip to Chuandixia. (aka Cuandixia)   Date: Saturday 14 May 2016 Meet: 08:00  Depart 08:30 sharp Meeting Point: Outside the Hilton Beijing (Liangma Qiao). Cost: 350RMB. Payment can be made on-line or in cash at one of our events. (Best of Beijing Cardholders 300RMB) Price Includes: Transportation, Lunch, English-speaking guides, Entrance fees and Insurance. Not included:…

April 16 – Fantastic Wine Tasting Tour to Beijing Chateau Changyu

Beijing Chateau Changyu AFIP Global is a China – America, Italy, Portugal joint venture . It is the best of the four chateaus managed by Yantai Changyu Group and has four functions: brewing, tourism, training and leisure. It opened to the public on 23 June 2008. The Chateau is a European-style resort located in Miyun County of Beijing. Here,await leafy avenues of trees, vineyards, a Gothic castle, European style town, extensive wine cellars, the Changyu History Museum and a scenic leisure area where visitors can drink their fill of wine culture, while relaxing close to nature. If you are interested in wine tasting or wine culture, this tour will be perfect especially as it combines beautiful scenery and fresh air….

March 26 – Day Trip to the Mutianyu Section of the Great Wall

We all know the famous Chinese saying: “He who does not reach the Great Wall is not a true man”. ”The Great Wall of China is one of the wonders of the world. It dates back to about 770 BC and is often said to be of the few man-made objects that can be seen from the moon. (A famous Urban Legend) The Mutianyu Section lies in Huairou County and is 73 kilometers away from Beijing City.  It links with Juyong Section in Changping County in the west and Gubeikou Section in Miyun County in the east. Commanding the strategic importance, Mutianyu Section is called as the Majestic Pass on Precipitous Mountains. It is integrated with Juyong Section and Frontier Fort, and constitutes a complete defensive system. It’s one of the most imposing and best preserved sections of the Great Wall. The day trip is suitable for those people who just landed in Beijing and for those who have been in…

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