Silver Pagodas | The Silver Pagodas stand on the site of a temple first built during the Tang Dynasty.
The Silver Pagodas stand on the site of a temple first built during the Tang Dynasty.

Kids Club: The Silver Pagodas

Visit the Silver Pagodas for a picnic and climb up to the viewing platforms in the mountains above, finish the day with a big meal at a countryside restaurant.

Level 2
Mostly easy, with some short climbs. Steeper if you climb further up Silver Mountain. 2–3 hours start to finish over 4–6km. (Can I do it?)

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Explore the Silver Pagodas, a set of five well-preserved 600-year-old pagodas on an old temple site, then picnic or take a hike up to the viewing platforms on Silver Mountain; finish with a short walk through the hills.

After we finish the hike we’ll take a short drive to a countryside restaurant

A view of the pagoda and stupas from the rear of the site
A view of the pagoda and stupas from the rear of the site. (Click for larger image)

Things to do

Pagodas worksheet: we'll supply a worksheet we made for the Cub Scouts that includes things to do and look out for while we're walking and exploring. Count the pagodas, 打卡 at the main sites, and more.

Explore the pagoda site: take a look around all the pagodas, sited on an open, grassy space with trees and big rocks. Walk a little bit further to find a prayer cave.

Climb the stairs of Silver Mountain: paved paths and stairs lead up Silver Mountain, passing caves, boulders, and lookout points. Older kids should be able to make it all the way to the top in about 45 minutes, passing the Bell Pavilion on the way. Shorter hike options are also available.

Please contact us if you'd like more details about the plan.

Participation notes

Safety and supervision: we choose hikes that are not dangerous, and we’ll warn you about any parts of the hike that require extra attention. You’re responsible for watching your children. We’ll let you know where’s good to play.

Vehicle: all participants must wear seatbelts while in the vehicle. Ask us about bringing your car seat, as certain seats might not fit.

Weather: if the weather doesn’t look like fun, we’ll cancel or postpone the hike.

Food: bring your own picnic lunch. We’ll supply some snacks and water for you.

COVID-19 and participation precautions

The brief version:

  • Please DO NOT participate if you are sick or showing symptoms of fever and/or have an elevated temperature, or have been in close contact with someone who was/is.
  • You MUST agree to the mitigation and prevention measures outlined here and that Beijing Hikers will not be held responsible if any participants become sick.

Please read in full here: Operating hikes under COVID-19 precautions

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