Five places to spend the last day of the Spring Festival holiday in Beijing
By She Jingwei

Today is the sixth day of the Lunar New Year and also the last day of the Spring Festival holiday. Some Beijing parks are already instituting restrictive measures to cope with the peak hours of visit. Here we recommend these five uncrowded places in Beijing for you to enjoy the last day of the holiday! 

Heilongtan

Heilongtan, translated as the Black Dragon Pool, is located in Shicheng Town, Miyun County, in the northeast suburb of Beijing. Featuring amazing water scenery in the winter, this place is one of the popular destinations for nature lovers. Now the Ice and Snow Wind Bell Festival is being held at this place - animations, winds, bronze and different types of wind bells will sound amid the winds of the winter mountain, where tourists can experience a romantic winter tour. 

The wind bells at Heilongtan. /VCG Photo

The wind bells at Heilongtan. /VCG Photo

Travel information

Transportation: 

Tourists can take bus 980 or 980 Express at Dongzhimen Hub Station and get off at Miyun Gulou Station, and then walk north for a few minutes to take bus Mi 62 or Mi 63 from Miyun Dajuyuan (Miyun Theater) Station and get off at Heilongtan (Black Dragon Pool) Station. 

The entrance fee: 60 yuan

Hong Luo Temple

In the north of Huairou District, about 55 kilometers from downtown Beijing, is Hong Luo Si Temple. The temple is a great place for a day away from the smog in the fresh air of the mountains. There are many temple fair activities being held here during the Spring Festival holiday, making it one of the ideal places to have good blessings for the New Year. 

Visitors take photos in front of Hong Luo Temple. /VCG Photo

Visitors take photos in front of Hong Luo Temple. /VCG Photo

Travel information

Transportation: 

Travelers need to take the bus line 916 at the Dongzhimen Station to Huairou Bus Station and then transfer to H57 Express to Hong Luo Temple Scenic Spot. 

The entrance fee: 54 yuan 

Yanqing International Grape Expo Center 

Yanqing International Grape Expo is by far the largest grape-themed park in China, covering a total area of about 200 hectares. Locals come here to pick grapes, but you can experience the wonderful and interesting folk customs, savor Beijing cuisine, and see the Snow Carnival. On the last day of the holiday, why not take your children and parents to visit the Yanqing International Grape Expo?

The entrance to the Yanqing International Grape Expo Center. /VCG Photo 

The entrance to the Yanqing International Grape Expo Center. /VCG Photo 

Travel information

Transportation: 

Visitors can take the grape line, starting at Deshengmen 919 bus stop, and getting off at the Grape Expo Center's north gate parking lot. 

The entrance fee: 60 yuan

Nangong Village 

Situated in the southwest suburban area of Beijing, Nangong Village was regarded as the capital's most beautiful countryside in 2007. Most Beijingers know that the festive lantern in Nangong Village is a must-see during the Spring Festival holiday. This year, more than 5,000 festive lanterns in Nangong Village were lit up to celebrate the New Year. In addition, visitors can go to the country fair, where there are traditional snacks such as Tanghulu and Tea Soup. 

The festive lanterns at Nangong Village. /VCG Photo

The festive lanterns at Nangong Village. /VCG Photo

Travel information

Transportation:

Visitors can take the bus line 321 to the Nangong Station. 

China Science and Technology Museum

The recent popular movie "The Wandering Earth" has made a lot of buzz online with its gorgeous visuals. With the various grand scenes and special effects in the movie, it could be a footnote for Chinese sci-fi films. If you want to understand the science in the movie, the China Science and Technology Museum could be the ideal place for you. As a national museum of science and technology, it is an important front for popular science education in China. 

The view of China Science and Technology Museum. /VCG Photo

The view of China Science and Technology Museum. /VCG Photo

Travel information 

Transportation:

Travelers can take the bus line 328, 379, 419, 484, 617, 628, 751, 913 to the "Wali Nankou" Station, and walk north for about 6 minutes to the west gate of the China Science and Technology Museum. 

The entrance fee: 30 yuan for adults; 20 yuan for students.