Badachu Park is in the wild west of Beijing. From were we live at Bajiao Subway stop we can take the 598 bus the whole way there. We have been there twice since moving to Beijing, the first was part of a team building exercise with school and the second was just to get out of the city. Badachu is still being redeveloped, temples are being built or restored and the pathways are still being formed. Yet once you get past the diggers and food stalls you trek up a few hundred steps to get to the top. The view of west Beijing is great, we can see our flats, were we shop, were we eat and the road we take to work. On a really clear day I'm sure you can see most of Beijing, but clear days are few and far between. On the way down you can take the mountain path, a little more exciting and rewarding, especially if like me you grew up surrounded by parks and mountains. I'm not a fan of bugs, of any kind and was terrified by the huge grasshoppers that kept jumping across the path, Jordan found it hilarious as I ran through the branches whimpering to myself. We made it out without being eaten by giant grasshoppers, however I, as per usual, got several mosquito bites! There is a slide that you can take down the mountain, which is pretty exciting. You can buy wooden sticks from a little old man at the top, which you use to hit yourself with....it's not as crazy as it sounds! There is horse riding and no doubt other activities hidden within the park to keep you happy for a whole day. Badachu Park isn't a place visited by many tourists but if you live in Shijingshan it's a great place to head to for a good walk and some bug viewing!