Mangshan National Forest Park is located on the east side of Ming Tombs Reservoir of Changping District, about 40 kilometers from Beijing city proper. Its highest peak is 659-meter and the splendid mountain just likes a python. Covering about 130,000-mu plantation, Mangshan National Forest Park is known as the largest forest park in Beijing. It is home to more than 176 species of trees and flowers. In spring, we could see the blossoming apricot, peach, peony and so on. While in autumn, maple, smoke tree and live oak will add more view to the mountain.
The park has the longest mountaineering steps paved by 3666 bars of stone which could directly lead to the top of the mountain. With a height of 9.99 meters and a weight of 3,000 ton, the grand Buddha, which lies in the middle of the mountainside of Mangshan Mountain, claims to be the largest Buddha in north China. Besides, there is also a manmade lake in the mountaintop with the total water capacity of more than 4,000,000-stere. Visitors could boating in the lake and admire the beautiful view at the same time. The viewing pagoda of Mangshan Mountain opposite to the lake is a seven-storeyed building with brick and wooden structure. The old pagoda was built in Ming dynasty with 37 meters high. While standing in the old pagoda, people could see the panoramic view of the Thirteen Tombs of Ming Dynasty and watching Beijing City in a long distance.