Picking fruits in Beijing's outskirts

09:24, September 29, 2009      

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Picking fruits in Beijing's outskirts
As autumn arrives in Beijing with its refreshing breeze, the summer heat gradually fades away. Autumn is widely regarded as the best season in the Chinese capital, with a mild climate and, more importantly, various kinds of fresh fruits. Now orchards in the city's suburbs offer a great opportunity to wander around and pick the most fresh and bizarre fruits, of course, by yourself!

1. Beijing's Vineyard - Caiyu, Daxing District

Located at 40 degrees north latitude, Caiyu County in south Beijing's Daxing District boasts an over 1,333 hectares of vineyard, with hundreds of different kinds of grapes. Wandering around the vineyard, all the clusters of grapes on view will undoubtedly work up an appetite.

There is a huge range of grapes to sample, from the widely known "Ju Feng" domestic brand, to a great many exotic brands.

Tips: Drive along Jingjintang expressway (or Beijing-Tianjin-Tangshan Expressway) turning off at Caiyu exit. Large areas of vineyards will already be in your sight. 'Caiyu Vineyard' is one of them.
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