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Hiking Remaining Trails of Great Wall

Great Wall of China has long been hailed as one of the most extraordinary engineering feats in the world and definitely is worth exploring while visiting Beijing! For an off-the-beaten-path hiking experience to the Great Wall, it is highly recommended to head further to Jinshanling Section. Here are some highlights not to be missed while hiking up the crumbling Great Wall:

Dazzling Display of Autumn Colors at Every Turn
Jinshanling Great Wall

The best time to visit the Great Wall is no doubt during cool autumn days when the wide open countryside bursts out with a dazzling display of autumn colors. Come in autumn, the leaves of the tree turn yellow or red, the flowers explode with dazzling spectrum of colors – adding more charms and fun to your trip to Jinshanling while hiking up the Great Wall. At the time, Jinshanling is a dream place popular with photographers and enthusiastic hikers from all over the world. The dazzling explosion of autumn colors is reason enough for you to hike up the crumbling trails at Jinshanling section, let alone the fresh outdoor air. Moreover, as is located further than the other sections of the Great Wall, you will get the Great Wall all to yourself and explore it at your own leisurely pace as long as you want!

Crumbling Relics Hardly Seen Anywhere Else
Jinshanling Great Wall

The Great Wall at Jinshanling section is not restored and pretty much left to nature, therefore hiking up the crumbling and wild trails of the Great Wall will take you to see the original Great Wall up-close and personal. Moreover, Jinshanling has an impressive collection of remaining watch tower relics and stone paths - all over the place. You will get to see one at every turn while hiking along the trails of the Great Wall there! These historical relics are definitely worth seeing before they are scraped out of the face of the earth. The remains of the watch towers make for quite a sight and photo content while exploring the Great Wall at Jinshanling! While you may find it challenging to hike up the crumbling remains of the Great Wall trails, but it is the fun part of exploring the Great Wall at Jinshanling section!

To sum it up, you will have a lot of fun hiking up the Great Wall at Jinshanling section and it will be a lifetime experience for you!

Enjoy Offbeat Summer Vacation in Beijing

Beijing is not only home to a bunch of historical sites but also has a rich collection of natural resorts located outside the city. Here is one of the best scenic areas in Beijing perfect for spending a summer vacation in Beijing!

Overview of Yunmeng Scenic Area
Yunmen Mountain

Yunmeng Mountains Natural Scenic Area is 85 km away from Beijing Dongzhimen, filled with hills and mountains and peaks. The National Forest Park of Yunmeng Mountains has a total area of 2208 hectares with main peak 1414 meters above sea level. The park is rich in resources, dense forests, flowers all over the mountains, fresh air, water sweet. Yunmeng Mountain has four features: pines and rocks, mountains and caves, waterfalls as well as forests. It gives a person with visual sense of aesthetic enjoyment, makes people feel fresh and indulge in pleasures without stop. With a long history, it is known as the northern Mount Huangshan. More than 40 scenic spots in Yunmeng Mountains natural scenic spot has been developed, the perilous peaks, rocks, clouds and many more, turning it into one of the most beautiful scenic areas in Beijing combining the hills, stone, river, lake and forest.

What to Explore in Yunmeng Scenic Area
Yunmen Mountain

The temperature of Yunmeng Mountains is in general 6-7 ℃ cooler than the mountain plain, featuring air humidity and ventilation conditions. The summer temperature is maintained at 20-24 ℃, the high temperature of 28 ℃. With its location, climate, environment and landscape conditions, here makes for a perfect vacation destination for entertainment, fitness and Wellness, exploration, scientific research and many other fun stuff, see plants and animals, do biological research and specimen collection, camping and picnicking as well. Legends about Guiguzi will give you an insight into ancient history and culture of mystery. Yunmeng Mountains Forest Park is equipped with low-grade accommodation, including 250 beds, there are different grades of catering, with restaurant catering up to 200 dinner, Cara OK song and dance halls and other entertainment facilities, conference and leisure reception areas.

To sum it up, Yunmeng scenic area is not to be missed if you want to enjoy some quiet time and have fun in Beijing and get away from the city scenes and crowds!

Why to Buy Silk Products in Beijing

Silk is regarded as one of the treasures of handcrafts in China. Are you interested in the silk material clothes? Today, I would like to introduce you a wonderful place – Beijing Silk Street.

Glorious Silk Street
Silk Street

As a prosperous shopping market in Beijing, the famous Silk Street is located in the Choyang District. Being started in the year of 1980, it has housed over 1,000 retailers until now. Recent years, it has gained much recognition in the tourists with high quality and considerable service. As it becomes more famous and popularity, it has been regarded as the representative of Beijing, same as Beijing Great Wall, Summer Palace and the Roast Duck. What the most exciting is that there ever many famous foreign celebrities came here for enjoying, shopping and having their clothes tailor-made. Now, the Silk Street was rebuilt into a shopping mall enlarging the business, adding traditional Chinese handicrafts, antiques, calligraphy and so on. It is said to be a heaven of art. Also, it was rented as a fashionable world!

Floor Treasures in Silk Street
Silk Street

Different treasures have been arranged in different floors. Whatever you like, this street will satisfy your desire. There are totally eight stories equipped in this plaza. Each floor conducted different function. If you are very interested in the Peking Duck and the delicious restaurants, the 6F will be an ideal choice. On the fifth floor, various jewelries will attract your vision with dazzling colors. However, these precious treasures are not the theme goods here. The silk will stand the first. On the third floor, there have been established a silk museum. In this museum, there are about 18 retailers offering high quality silk over many years. Some time-honored Chinese brands just like the Ruifuxiang and Neiliansheng, etc. 

Bargaining in Silk Street
If you are very interested in the shopping in the ultimate Chinese style, you should pay attention on the first floor and the second floor. On these two floors you could bargain freely. You need not to worry about the bargaining, do not be shy. It has become a part of daily life in China. It is an ideal choice to have some shops for appreciating. It will be better to plan where you should have bargain.

Beijing Silk Street is a wonder for the tourists who like the Chinese style shopping!

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