Shidu Nature Park is situated in the southwest of China’s Fangshan District. Sprawled across 300 square-kilometers, this scenic area is ideal for a day trip for those who enjoy nature and the great outdoors. The Juma River snakes through Shidu and is punctuated with striking limestone karst formations, making it a photogenic spot from almost every vantage point.
Adventurous types will enjoy the various activities on offer here, including bungee jumping, rock climbing, and river rafting. You may also wish to stroll around and explore all the different paintings, inscriptions, and memorials within the park. Shidu spills over into villages, with the valley making way for farm animals and scenes of rural life. Be sure to explore places such as Cottage Scenic Spot, Monkey Mountain, Wang Jingxian Valley, and Bali Valley.
If you want the freedom to enjoy Shidu Nature Park at your leisure, book a self-guided private day tour from Beijing. This allows for the convenience of getting there and back in a private vehicle with your own driver, but also the flexibility to spend the day as you wish.
Shidu Nature Park is located around two hours from Beijing. If not arriving as part of a tour, you can reach it by bus or train.
Did You Know? Shidu means ‘Ten Crossings’. In ancient times, ferries were built at each of the 10 main turnings in the River Juna. The name is still in use despite the fact that modern bridges have since replaced the ferries.