The Fang Shan District on the outskirts of Beijing, China contains Bai Cao Pan, the highest elevation in the city's southwest suburbs. It is thirty-eight kilometers from Beijing's city center. The road that travels to the top of the mountain, which is 2,161 meters above sea level over the village of Si Ma Tai, is covered with azaleas, pine woodlands and extraordinary rock formations. There is good reason for it to be called the Bai Cao Pan Natural Scenic Spot because of its loveliness.
Most of this spot is forest. A portion of the area is reminiscent of Alpine grasslands. This is where people can hunt small game like rabbits, squirrels and birds. There are also villas where you can barbecue and that have facilities for playing table tennis, places where you can go swimming and basketball courts. Bear in mind that, while the area is a good attraction for people of all ages, it can be physically demanding to get around it. There is no car parking available. The mountain is always open, of course, but some of the facilities may have hours that vary. Because of its height above sea level, the air can become chilly, especially after the sun goes down, so be prepared with an outer garment.