Fangshan District


Waterfall in Shidu [Photo via]

Fangshan District is located in the southwest of Beijing, covering a total area of 2,019 square kilometers. The total permanent resident population was 1.313 million, unchanged from the previous year. In 2023, its GDP increased by 4.7 percent over the previous year; its general public budget revenue reached CNY 9.61 billion, up by 3.7 percent; the total industrial output value of the industries above designated size reached CNY 106.8 billion, indicating an increase by 4.7 percent; fixed asset investment increased by 4.6 percent, with construction and installation investment growing by 3.6 percent; the total retail sales of consumer goods reached CNY 36.77 billion; the per capita disposable income reached CNY 52,000, indicating an increase by 6.3 percent.

The district is home to the Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian with a history of 700,000 years, the Liulihe Western Zhou Dynasty Yan Capital Site of 3,063 years and the Jin Dynasty imperial tombs of 860 years. It has a superior ecological environment. There are Fangshan Global Geopark of China, Shangfangshan National Forest Park, the oldest secondary forest in North China, and the largest group of karst caves in North China, such as Shihua Cave and Yinhu Karst Cave. The transportation of Fangshan District is convenient. It has major transportation routes such as Beijing-Hong Kong- Macao, Beijing-Kunming and Beijing-Xiong'an Expressway which is under construction, as well as rail transportation such as Fangshan Line and Yanfang Line. It is only half an hour's drive from Beijing Daxing International Airport and within one hour's drive from Xiong'an New Area and the core area of the capital.