The Beijing Youth Daily reports that today is the official start of the annual Xiangshan Red Leaves Festival (Oct 15-Nov 8), an annual ritual that sees the natural scenic attraction in west Beijing mobbed with visitors viewing the brightly colored autumn hues.
Critical mass is expected in the area this weekend and crews have been busily preparing parking spaces to accommodate as many as 3,200 cars. If you’re willing to brave the crowds, you can take the subway to the Suzhou Jie station on Line 10 and take a cab from there (which will cost around RMB 40).
Bus routes to the park include 360, 318, 714, 733, 737, 833 and 904. Entrance to the park costs RMB 10.