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How to Get Closer to Nature in Beijing

Beijing has more than just amazing cityscape to offer its visitors. There are also a wide variety of natural wonders that Beijing has to offer. For those nature lovers, here is a destination you really should put on your bucket list while visiting Beijing - Jingdong Grand Canyon.

Jingdong Grand Canyon

Overview of Jingdong Grand Canyon
Jingdong Grand Canyon Scenic Area sits 85km away from the urban area of Beijing, adjacent to the Pan Mountain in the south and next to the Great Wall at Huang Ya Guan section, Dule temple, Qing Leling, Wuling Mountain and other scenic areas. It has become one of the most sought-after tourist destinations in Beijing for those nature lovers. It has long been hailed as a shining pearl embedded in Golden Triangle area of Beijing, Tianjin and Tangshan. The best time to visit this scenic area is from August to September.

The mountains of Grand Canyon all look like the sword thrusting in the sky, with a large number of rivers and lakes scattered in the Grand Canyon. The water is crystal clear just like silver, flowing from the valley and pouring into the lake. Wuyan Pool is inlaid in the valley, hailed as essence of Jingdong Grand Canyon. Grand Canyon stands way up high overlooking the innumerable mountains and valleys. A visit to the canyon feels like stepping back in time, very mysterious and quiet. Entertainment area and thrilling stimulation lead a person to endless aftertastes. Grand Canyon has a Youjing Garden which is filled with pine trees, setting the cottages, prepare for tourism colored tents and hammocks, forest bath, rest for tourists.

Highlight to Explore in Jingdong Grand Canyon
Jingdong Grand Canyon has a cableway to offer, about 268 meters long, with a drop of 22 meters, at speeds of 48km/hour. Set up between five pools and 800 meters elevation, the cableway boasts a total length of 1000 meters, 441 meters gap, operating speed of 1.25 meters per second. Between Taishan and Longmen Lake, there is a slide 4108 meters long, with a drop of 378 meters, boasting the longest slide in the world. Entertainment area is very thrilling, leading a person to endless aftertastes. Take the longest Jingdong Grand Century slide, passing valleys and canyons, take in mountains scenery, sample local products in the valley - all will be fun.

Overall, Jingdong Grand Canyon is well worth a visit if you want to take in some nature while visiting Beijing.

How to Get Your Blood Pumped in Beijing

If blood-pumping adventure is your thing and you would give anything for an ultimate adventure in Beijing, you will be in for a big surprise while visiting Beijing. There are as many destinations as you can imagine that Beijing has to offer for adventure. Here is one of the most popular locations where you can kick off your adventure in Beijing.

Yougushentan in Beijing

First: Explore Natural Features
After a steep climb up the ladder, you can reach the Shentan Scenic Area, covering an area of about 80 square meters, with the water more than six meters deep, clear and transparent, crystal like silver. Its natural and spectacular beauty along is reason enough for a visit! Yougu Shentan, because of its special geographical location and the peculiar structure, is rich in mineral resources, richly endowed by nature with a wide variety of natural attractions all over the area. Yougu Shentan is located in the territory of Huairou District, 75 km from Beijing which is a popular leisure area, boasting a pleasant climate. The scenic canyon is filled with amazing waterfalls, pools and steep cliffs, visitors can not only enjoy the extraordinary wonders looking like being created by the spirits of nature of the pen, but also enjoy the wonderful waterfalls and pools. The scenic area has Tongtian gate, crouching tiger hill, stone house, thunder-hit stone, Moon Refection Lake, olecranon peaks, rocks and cliffs and waterfalls ten popular sights.

Second: Explore Diverse Activities
When getting away from urban noisy city, tourists come here, not only can walk along the stone path or stroll by the brook, and listen to the stream gurgling, tasting the sweet in the air, but also appreciate the calligraphy, seal cutting and the ancient rock art from masters. There are 300m speed skating which can give you a chance to try a thrilling slide. The spring water boasts high quality - you can drink if you want- containing rich minerals. Natural green food on offer is also very delicious and nutritious. Worth trying includes Iron meat stew with frozen dried turnip, iron pot stewed dried cabbage etc… Secret Roast Lamb Leg is the signature dish of the area. Roast leg of lamb tastes very delicious, featuring crisp outside and tender inside, overflowing with aroma. The restaurant will also launch one or two special dishes every week. The elegant Yougu Shentan restaurant can accommodate 200 people dining at the same time, to a full set of country snacks and mountain banquet for you. You can enjoy your catch of trout fished by yourself and excellent flavor Roasted Whole Lamb and all kinds of game barbecues.

Overall, Yougu Shentan gives you once-in-a-lifetime adventure and essential Chinese outdoor experience while visiting Beijing.

How to Better Explore Beijing Imperial Buildings

With profound history and deep traditional cultural connotation, Beijing is a must-explore city during China tour. It housed mysterious buildings with profound cultural connotation, especially the imperial buildings. However, how to better explore these imperial buildings? How to seize the main idea?

Beijing Imperial Buildings

Seizing the Background
In China, there is familiar sentence: if you want to conquer it, you should get understand it well. Located in Beijing city centers, there gathered a large part of best imperial palaces, Summer Palace, Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven as well as many other imperial gardens. Facing these fascinating attractions, tourists always housed exciting feeling to unveil them and get close to them, but failed. So, seizing some detail information about their background is a must-do process. For the soul of these imperial palaces, it is just the profound history and their culture. Such as the Forbidden City, located in the center of Beijing, it is ever the palace the ancient emperor lived. Relating its elegant building structure, material and building idea, there housed many mysteries to research. To be same as the Summer Palace and the Temple of Heaven, each of them housed certain prosperous dynasty. Why built them and the function are all deserved to discover.

Seize the Main Features and Main Sections of Imperial Palaces
It will be regret that you do not seize the main feature or without appreciating the representative sections. Having a meaningful holiday, you should seize the main feature, because all the imperial palaces are built based on the central theme. After getting this, you would have got much about them. Such as the Temple of Heaven, it is built as a sacrificial for the imperial families. As the imperial buildings, all the structures and decorations are followed the ancient Fengshui Theory. Summer Palace was built for the Princess Dowager Cixi to get rid of the summer heat. Each of them housed important sections. So, seize these important sections, you would get them all.  The representative palaces located in Beijing should attract careful attention, such as the Hall of Supreme Harmony, Hall of Central Harmony and Hall of Preserved Harmony. However, about Summer Palace, different area stored different representative sections. The most amazing will be the water area.

After seize the upper points, you Beijing imperial palaces visiting will be easier!

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