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Jinhai Lake Great Canyon and Limestone Caves are about 90 kilometers east of the city and will provide you with a hiking adventure of a lifetime. There are beautiful lagoons, waterfalls, lakes, and gorges. It has been called the Grand Canyon of China and everywhere you turn you will see something naturally unique and beautiful. You can explore this area from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Hong Lin Jin Park offers boating activities for the family. There is also a children’s amusement part that will keep your little ones occupied for awhile. In the park are sculptures of young Chinese heroes with inscriptions that tell their stories.
There are over 30 golf courses in Beijing and this sport threatens to take over out lying farm land. The Chinese call the sport Green Opium since it has become quite an addiction for the Chinese. Beijing CBD International Golf Club and Chanoyang Golf Club are some of the largest and most challenging courses.
The Great Wall of China goes along the northern part of Beijing and offers tourists a hiking experience unlike any other. Be prepared for lots of traffic in this area and some challenging climbs, but the experience is well worth it.
Entertainment in Beijing takes many shapes and forms. You can go see a Chinese Opera or watch acrobats make extreme jumps and feats of balancing. Lao She Teahouse near Tiananmen Square offers all. Performances change every night and you are sure to find something you will love.
Riding bikes is popular in Beijing; there are even special traffic lights for bikes. You can rent them just about anywhere. Be prepared to pay a high deposit but if you bring the bike back the way it was you will find the rent inexpensive. Make sure you check the bike before you take it and tell the attendant about them. That way you won’t be charged for something you didn’t do.
Make sure to see all the historical and cultural sites in Beijing, but also be sure to join in some of the activities this city offers. You will be glad you did.