October 22 , 2014 | Author : Jack
If you want to get away from the city noises and crowd while visiting Beijing, Longqing Gorge is not to be missed! Located in Yanqing County, the scenic area is 85 miles away from Beijing city. On both cliffs lie a great number of unique and bizarre rocks which are kind of picturesque and breathtaking. As one of Beijing 16 attractions, the views here combine the magnificence even beyond the Great Wall and the elegance of the south of Yangtze River. The Gucheng River which goes through Longqing Gorge was dammed and formed Gucheng Reservoir in 1980. The tourists can take the dragon elevator to see the reservoir and waterfall and take a boat to feast on the scenic views of the gorge.
There are 20-30 attractions worth seeing. The scenic area makes for top getaway for visitors to Beijing.
October 15 , 2014 | Author : Jack
For those who want to spend some quality time with family while in Beijing, the Longqingxia Forest Park is an excellent choice. Longqingxia Forest Park lies adjacent to Longqingxia scenic area. This area used to be a vast wasteland which is covered with a lot of vegetation and landscapes. Since 2002, after a series of landscaping and forestation, this area has been brought back into life. Nowadays, Longqingxia Forest Park has become an integrated vacation spot which centers on rural eco-systems. After the bonfire, the tourists can park their cars somewhere and take a walk around this park. They are free to take some fresh air and enjoy the idyllic views in nature and temporarily lead a new rural life.
October 13 , 2014 | Author : Jack
For those who want to take in Islamic sights and soak up Muslim culture while in Beijing, the Dongsi Mosque is not to be missed! The Dongsi Mosque was built in 1356 and enjoys a high prestige in Beijing. Facing eastward, with 3 grand gates, the Mosque covers 10,000 square meters and is characteristic of the Ming dynasty style. The Mosque is mainly made up of the grand court, two session rooms, water rooms and library. Within the grand court, the golden light seems shining all over the place and there are carvings everywhere. The 3 arch gates are all decorated with the Koran scriptures and up to 500 people can pray in the grand court.
Overall, the mosque is a great place to learn more about Chinese Islam culture.
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