Pull Quote-Fake surf, waterslides, boat rides and
real sun: for a beach
holiday in the suburbs of Beijing try one of these waterparks.
Jinhai Lake (Golden Ocean Lake)
Windsurfing, rowboating, canoeing and waterskiing. Take a ride on a
speedboat or float around in a covered ship.
Admission rmb 30.
Directions: Take the Beijing-Shunyi-Shunping
(Jingshun) highway from Dongzhimen to Pinggu. Passing the Pinggu city
center, the park lies just past the Huzhuang intersection.
A 400-square-meter beach, rowboats, motorboats and dragon boats. Directions:
Start from Deshengmen, take the Changping Highway north towards Badaling
and look for the signs.
Surrounded on three sides by mountains, the lake area includes a 30,000-square-meter
artificial beach. Facilities include motorboats, pedal boats, windsurfing,
parasailing, waterslides and fishing.
Entrance: rmb 15
Directions: 58 km from Beijing, start off
from Dongzhimen. Drive along with Jingshun highway towards Huairou and
follow the signs north for a little more than an hour.
Waterslides, tubing, a surfable beach, kids swimming pools and vortex
pools for adults.
Admission: rmb 100, rmb 50 for kids.
Season Ticket: rmb 430, rmb 180 for kids.
Directions: Take the Jingshun Highway and
follow the roundabouts to the Huairou flyover. At the Kaifang roundabout,
turn left towards Huairou, then take a right toward the Fule roundabout.
At the Yanxi roundabout turn left.