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Why Longqing Gorge is the First Natural Beauty in Beijing

For tourists who are willing to explore the beautiful natural scenery in Beijing, Longqing Gorge must be the first. Why?

Longqing Gorge
Typical Beauty of Longqing Gorge
In addition, the typical beauty of Longqing Gorge is the second point to be savored. Tourists always compare the unique charming with that in Li River, but the water is much cleaner with soft features. In the rainy days, it will be like a fairy pool full of mists. In the sunlight days, it will be nice place to enjoy leisure boating. With the truly pure beauty surrounded, the beautiful scenery will conquer all your nerves. Many of these rocks and hills have their own names, very interesting and full of poetic. Flower Cave is a very interesting place housing lovely birds and animals. In addition the flowers with various colors and shapes are the big lure to stop your foot. In winter, you could enjoy the ice-waterfall. The water flowing down will be frozen to be ice just like white curtain hanging in the sky, typical spectacular.

Longqing Gorge
Spectacular Longqing Dam
Located at the mouth of Yanqing Old City River, Longqing Gorge is 85 kilometers away from Beijing city. It is famous for the gorge. Tourists always compare it with the Three Gorges. However, the mountains in Longqing Gorge are showing much steeper than those along Yangtze River. Upon entry into this scenic spot, tourists are always impressed by the Longqing Dam. Measuring about seventy meters high, the dam is inset between hills. Standing on the dam, looking to the north side, you will be lured by the picturesque scenery of hills and white clouds reflecting in the deep green water. It is really distinct natural scene you can appreciate in Beijing. Using the elevator is the best way to get on the dam. The most terrific enjoyment is to get down from the dam. Taking the cruise, enjoying the river and mountains, enter into the real nature. Every turn around a hill in the river will give you a big surprise for the new view.
 
Longqing Gorge is really a nice choice to enjoy Beijing nature during Beijing tour!

Why Prince Gong's Mansion is Worth a Visit

To explore the old Beijing culture and history, Beijing courtyards are ideal choices. However, as the representative Beijing courtyard buildings, Prince Gong's Mansion attracted loads of attention. Why it is so famous among the tourists?

Unbeatable Background
Being constructed in the year of 1777, Prince Gong's Mansion was ever the private residence of Heshen who was a member of the imperial guard with handsome appearance. Just during the Qing Dynasty, Heshen received much attention of Emperor Qianlong. Just in this courtyard, he experienced his glory lifetime. From flourishing time to the downfall, he received high treat and held the high authority. He was promoted one step by step acquire great wealth. It is always said that the property that Heshen housed could not carry by eight horses. Just during the Qianlong reign, he could not curb Heshen's corruption but his successor. Housing profound history and old Beijing rooted-culture, Prince Gong's Mansion is a must-see!

Prince Gong Mansion
Superb Building Construction
Regarded as the largest and best preserved Qing Dynasty princely mansion, Prince Gong's Mansion is taken as fine example of ancient Chinese architecture with cultural connotation. As traditional courtyard mansion of a style, it gets the popular fame in imperial Beijing. Being composed by two parts, living quarters and garden part, each part related complex building ideas. The living quarters stand with three sets of courtyards covering central, eastern and western situation. Pay special attention, you will find many design ideas keep same as that in the Forbidden City. There is a saying that Beijing houses two dragon veins. Forbidden City stood one vein and Prince Gong's Mansion stood the second. You can imagine how luxury building was constructed. In addition, the carvings in the pavilions also adopted certain ideas.

Prince Gong Mansion
Unique Garden
Surrounded by artificial mountains, this garden is named as Jincui Yuan. It always gets very popular for the breathtaking layout and distinct design. With the coverage area of about 28,000 square meters, this garden is composed by 20 scenic spots. Each of them is widely different from another. Roaming in the garden, you can not only taste the royal atmosphere but also the south China landscape feeling. The most impressive is the character 'fu' in the garden. This character carved in the stone of the garden was written by Emperor Qianlong. Tourists, no matter whoever coming here, they will touch for a while.

If you want to taste the royal atmosphere while enjoying traditional courtyard style, Prince Gong's Mansion can offer you much and more!

Why You Should Rent a Car for Your Visit to Mutianyu

A prestigious historic city, Beijing offers diverse options for great shopping, fantastic sightseeing, hiking and more. For those who want to get away from the city noises and to explore the wall at Mutianyu, it is best to rent a car. Here are some reasons why you should rent a car in Beijing for your trip to the wall.

Great Wall Car Rental

Reason 1: Pros of Rent a Car for Trip to Mutianyu
If you made up your mind going on a Mutianyu Great Wall trip, to rent a car for your trip will prove you made the best decision at the end of the day trip. I guarantee you that this trip will cost you less and offers more than you expected. There is a wide variety of car rental options available for you. And I bet you will find a car rental option that is just for you and your family. If the price is the biggest concern on the tour, then you can find the cheapest one; and if the car is the top priority, you will definitely find your favorite brand from thousands of cars. After the car rental is done, the driver will drive you to the famous Mutianyu Great Wall and enjoy a good time with your friends or families. On your Mutianyu tour, you can climb up the Great Wall and take some pictures or just enjoy those amazing landscapes around this area. Moreover, this part of the Great Wall is not as crowded as other parts of the Great Wall, so you definitely can enjoy the trek to its fullest up there.

Reason 2: A Safer and Quicker Way to Experience Beijing
After this Great Wall tour, the car driver will take you back to your hotel. And if you still got some energy left, then you can have the driver take you downtown Beijing to enjoy some night shows, like Chinese Kung Fu show, Opera show and acrobatic show and so on. Alternatively, you can ask the driver to drive to Hou Hai Bar Street and have a drink with your friends or enjoy its unique vibes. With the help of the car, you can enjoy loads of fun whenever you feel like it. Furthermore, you do not have to worry about the car damage, it is already been covered by the insurance concerning the car rental. With an excellent car and driver you will enjoy a safer and more pleasant journey on your trip to Beijing.

Overall, to rent a car for your wall experience will be more fun and enjoyable!

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