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Deep Breath in Jiudaowan Canyon

Autumn is an ideal season for hiking and body relaxed. During autumn period a breathtaking picture with golden harvest and charming scenery will catch your eyes everywhere in the suburb area of Beijing. If you want to have a deep breath, Jiudaowan Canyon in Beijing is second to none.

Beijing Jiudaowan Canyon

Layout of Jiudaowan Canyon
As the longest canyon in Miyun County, Jiudaowan Canyon is located to the west of Beishicheng Village. About 88 kilometers from Beijing, the location offers the unique tranquility to this area. With a large scale area about 1,800 hectares, the scenic area offers seventy-eight attractions containing a graceful lake, five grand waterfalls, eighteen deep pools and an extremely cool cave. The picturesque canyon is known as the Huangguoshu Waterfall of North China for it is as beautiful as the famous Huangguoshu Waterfall scenic spot. During autumn season, the whole area is covered by golden flowers and grasses. With the water singing, you can get close to the real nature.

Feature of Jiudaowan Canyon
Stunning with countless steep peaks and strange rocks, Jiudaowan Canyon impresses tourists with their infinite variety of forms. Some look like sleeping dragons and some resemble intimate couples. A vast stone stands firmly in the water, while two towering peaks are visitors' prompts for happiness. The fanciful canyon zigzags through the mountains, forming nine gulfs with each gulf offering exotic views. In the third gulf, there is a vast stone resembling an energetic frog. Appreciating from another direction, the stone looks like a toddling turtle. What the most attractive is the ninth gulf. Inside, there is a winding path in the woods leads to the extremely cool cave. This mysterious cave is famous as a natural air conditioner.

Treasures of Jiudaowan Canyon
The treasures of the Jiudaowan Canyon are the eighteen deep pools which scatter through the magnificent canyon, resembling shining pearls in an enchanting painting. The shining water waves are reflected on vast rock walls by the brilliant sunlight, presenting a dazzling sight. During autumn tour, you could have a try to catch some small fish swimming around in the clear water. It is wondrous that underneath a deep pool lie several unfathomable caves. In addition, autumn tour coming here, you can gain the chance to pick many fruits, Chinese gooseberries, wild grapes, Chinese date, hazel and walnut.

Want to enjoy a marvelous autumn holiday, just come to Jiudaowan Canyon!

Experience Autumn Mountain Scenery

Nowadays Beijing has received loads of tourists for autumn view appreciating. Among the natural scenic spots, Yunfeng Mountain ranks the first.

Beijing Yunfeng Mountain

Feature of Yunfeng Mountain
Located in the north bank of Miyun Reservoir, Yunfeng Mountain is endowed to the unique charming and tranquility. It is within the embrace of two great landmarks - Simatai Great Wall and the Yunmengshan National Forest Park. The best feature is the pleasant climate all the year around. So, it becomes an ideal place for enjoying autumn holiday. Once entry into this area, you can feel unique golden colors and the sparkling sceneries, trees, grasses and wild flowers. Even though it is in the autumn, they are still showing the best blossoming. This mountain is a unique elevation containing a large variety of oddly-shaped stones. Covered by lush grass and trees virtually the entire year, the peak is steep and wondrous jutting upright into the sky. Climbing on the top, you can easily overlook Miyun Reservoir which likes a bright pearl.

Treasures of Yunfeng Mountain
In addition to appreciate the golden landscapes, there are many other compelling sights in the scenic area including Chaosheng Temple, Maya Stone Inscriptions and Chaoyang Cave, etc. Built during Sui and Tang Dynasties, this ancient temple echoes forests and forms a harmonious spot, a rarity in bustling Beijing. Behind the temple, it is the oldest and largest Moya Stone Inscriptions in Beijing which refer to the characters carved on the natural rocks. The imposing twelve groups of inscriptions are well preserved and every character is about one meter in size, reflecting great value of calligraphy art and cultural relic appreciation. Measuring about twelve meters deep, six meters wide and seven meters high, Chaoyang Cave is a natural granite cave attracting people's attention. The scenic mountain road from Chaosheng Temple to Chaoyang Cave ends with 110 steps leading up the cave. In the middle of this cave, there is the Kwan-yin statue, accompanied by two similar statues of fairies. What the most attractive is there is a natural giant formation on the grayish-white walls of the cave.

Enjoying the charming autumn scenery at the top of Yunfeng Mountain is a breathtaking experience! The toll of the temple bell in the morning and the drumbeats at dusk only serve to enhance the feeling. If you like, join us!

Autumn Hiking to Gubeikou Great Wall

Nowadays, Gubeikou Great Wall has risen up as one of the most popular destinations among the tourists in Beijing. Every year, millions of people swarm into this spot and enjoy an incredible Gubeikou Great Wall. Autumn is no doubt the best time to visit Gubeikou when the amazing fall foliages can be seen all over the place.

Gubeikou Great Wall

Overview about Gubeikou Great Wall
Gubeikou Great Wall used to be the first military line of defense. As one of the most magnificent part of Great Wall, it has best reserved the prime part of Ming Great Wall. From west to east, the Great Wall consists of a whole bunch of parts, like Badalouzi Great Wall, Huangyugou Great Wall, Wohushan Great Wall, Wanshoushan Great Wall, Panlongshan Great Wall, Wulituo Great Wall, Jinshanling Great Wall and Simatai Great Wall. Along 40 miles distance, there is about 172 Watch Towers, 14 Beacon Towers, 16 passes, 3 watery Great Wall, 6 city passes, as well as other defensive systems. Gubeikou Great Wall boasts a longest watery Great Wall. Located in Miyun County, 100 miles away from Beijing city, it used to be a must-fight-for spot in ancient times. From ancient times to this day, it boasts as the throat to Songliao Plain and Inner Mongolia. It is also one of the most important passes among Great Wall and a throat compared with other parts of Great Wall.

What to Explore at Gubeikou in Autumn
Since the ancient times, Gubeikou has stood between two mountains with a river flowing through. Among all the scenic spots in the area, the most famous are Dahualou Beacon Tower, Wangjing Tower, sister Great Wall, Xiannv Tower, Jiangjun Tower and watery relics and so on. Near Gubeikou Great Wall, there are also a series of other famous scenic spots worthwhile seeing, like Sanyan Well, Yufeng Well, Simatai Spring, Yanglinggong Temple and Yaowang Temple and so on. During autumn day, there is a bustling assembly in Yaowang Temple. These superb attractions have turned Gubeikou Great Wall into an incredible tourist area in Beijing. Furthermore, in the fall, the area will be covered by fall foliages and the sight is as spectacular as it can be! There are plenty of photo opportunities out there as well.

A trip to Gubeikou in the autumn days while in Beijing will be fun and an essential Chinese experience.

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