Recommended places for self-driving near Beijing: Good mountains and waters you may not know about near Beijing

During the National Day holiday, the weather is just right. The beautiful mountains, rivers, and scenery around Beijing should not be missed. Pick one and go have fun!

Wei County

Yu County, here has little tourism development, but there are enough tourism elements. Each household's gatehouse, each small tower, and small temple need to be checked. Why weren't they destroyed in the past? The best time for tourism is in autumn, with sunlight shining on the ancient city, gold-like colors coating the old houses and locals' faces, stunningly beautiful.


Gubeikou is the best place for taking photos. It has the most beautiful Great Wall in Beijing, especially in the Gubeikou-Jinshanling-Simatai area. The Great Wall you see on the news is this section, and the key is that there are not many people, so there is no need to go to Badaling and encounter heavy traffic.

Cangyan Mountain

Cangyan Mountain is located in Jingxing County, 50 kilometers southwest of Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province. It is the filming location of "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon". The stone bridge where Yu Jiao Long jumps off the cliff is here. Local residents often take pride in it. There are also many interesting places along the way, such as Baodu Village and Shitou Village, which are worth visiting.


The Saihanba is located within Weichang Manchu and Mongolian Autonomous County in Chengde City, Hebei Province. It has become a popular destination for photography enthusiasts and self-driving enthusiasts. The best time for photography is early morning and evening. You can also go horseback riding during the rest of the time, but it gets cold as the day goes on.

Lotus Mountain

Yanqing's BaiLi Gallery is good, Lianhua Mountain is worth a visit too, but there are fewer people here than in BaiLi Gallery, and the scenery is also good. It's worth spending two days to have a look.


This is the highest place in Beijing with the earliest arrival of autumn and winter. The red leaves are very beautiful, covering the mountains. The sunlight passes through the clouds and shines on the red leaves on the mountainside. It's perfect for filming advertisements.
Lingshui Village is now under the jurisdiction of Zhai Tang Town in Mentougou District, western Beijing. Since the filming of "Where Are We Going, Dad?", it has become the most famous place and also the ancient road in the western part of Beijing during the Ming and Qing Dynasties. The village is not big, but it has been captured countless times by cameras. It is crowded on weekends and less crowded on weekdays. You can go and take a look. Many scholars who went abroad came from here, so it is also called Scholars' Village.

Along the river city

Beijing Yancheng, also known as "Sancha Village" and "Yanhe Kou" in ancient times, became known as "Yanhe City" after its establishment in the sixth year of the Wanli reign (1578 AD). It is a resting place for hikers, gradually becoming well-known. Located deep in the mountains, it offers beautiful scenery and well-preserved old houses. Many foreigners come here for sketching, making it a scenic spot in the ancient village.

Wild Duck Lake

Beijing's recent bird-watching paradise has many migrating birds in October due to the wetlands of Guanting Reservoir. It attracts many photography enthusiasts with its beautiful scenery. The surrounding rural homestays are also great, offering delicious Zao Tai fish, which is authentic reservoir fish.

Baihe Canyon

The Baihe Gorge is a large canyon formed by the river flowing from the Baihebao Reservoir in the northeastern part of Yanqing District, passing through Huairou and flowing into the Miyun Reservoir. This route can be a scenic outdoor route. Driving through here, you can enjoy the mountains and water, and it will be much better than going to the gym.