The view from Lingshan Mountain are worthy of Beijing's highest peak. (CRIENGLISH.com/Williamwang)
Living in pancake flat Beijing, it' easy to get the itch to stretch your legs. Yes, Fragrant Hills is always within easy reach of downtown, but for those who are looking for something more, Lingshan Mountain is should definitely be in the running. It's Beijing's highest peak, and it doesn't fail to provide the stunning vistas worthy of that title.
Upon arriving at the base of the hike, visitors will quickly note the chairlift that disappears over the summit of a rounded hill not so far away. Many people have been deceived into thinking that that unimpressive height is the extent of the journey, whereas the true peak of Lingshan lies much further beyond.