Silver Pagoda Loop | 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.

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?)

Booking info

Sunday, July 19

¥360 / ¥325 members / ¥180 for kids 6–12 / ¥150 for kids 3–5

  1. 7:45am departure from the Liangmaqiao subway area
  2. 8:15am departure from the Lido Metropark Hotel Starbucks
Snacks and drinks provided after the hike.

Bookings for this hike will close at midday on Friday July 17 because we have to send in a registration form – by fax! – so participants with passports can get by a village checkpoint.

Super important!—To get into the park area you’ll need to show a green result on your Health Kit/健康宝 app, and you may be asked to show that that you’re from a low-risk district. Please bring your passport/ID card.

Please note additional precautions and terms and conditions for hiking during the COVID-19 situation.

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 (if possible).

Kids club: relaxed outings for kids to enjoy some family time in nature. Best for ages 5–12. Younger children would need to be carried for most of the way on this hike.

Itinerary

Itinerary for the hike
08:15 Driving to the hike
10:00 Start walking up to the pagodas
10:15 Arrive at the pagodas and look about
10:45 Start hiking up to the viewing platforms (round trip, shorter hike options are available)
12:30 Back at the pagodas for your picnic lunch
13:15 Hike out through the hills to finish at the car park of a closed hotel.
14:15 Driving back, stopping for a bathroom break
16:00 Arrive at Lido, then on to Liangmaqiao
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

While there aren't specially structured activities this time, there are some fun things to do.

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.

Other: this is a farming area, and the main crop is chestnuts. We'll supply a worksheet we made for the Cub Scouts that includes things to do and look out for while we're walking.

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.

Because of the COVID-19 situation we have some extra terms and conditions for participation.

In particular:

  • 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.
  • DO NOT participate if you have not completed any required quarantine after your return to Beijing.
  • 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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