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Country life has an undemanding pace. There is all the time in the world to stroll through vegetable gardens and orchards, and try tasty local dishes like boiled corn, baked corn cakes, and cornmeal dumplings with vegetable stuffing.
The 80 villages in Beijing's suburban areas nestle among a wealth of historic sites, natural landscapes, and folk customs. They offer something for everyone.
Anlilong Eco-agriculture Tourism Mountain Village
Located in Longwantun Town, Shunyi District, the village combines eco-agriculture, eco-tourism, and the hospitality industry. It has a large hi-tech plantation where 80 fruit varieties including apples, pears, grapes, peaches, strawberries, cherries, apricots, haws, and several edible fungi are cultivated. In the Peony Viewing Garden are 100 rare peonies and Chinese herbaceous peony varieties. Visitors to Anlilong may pick fruit or buy flowers. French style farmhouses enhance the village's pastoral scenery.
Prices: Vegetables: calabash, seven-color pepper, cucumber and tomato 6 yuan/kg
Fruit: apricots, nectarines, and peaches 8 yuan/kg; plums 4 yuan/kg; watermelons 3 yuan each
To get there: take the Beijing-Shunyi Road, and follow the road signs.
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