Yongling Tomb (Yongling)

On August 26, 2011, in Beijing, Historical Relics, More Places of Interest, Tombs, by Jack Li

Yongling Tomb is located in the south of Yangcui Mountain. It is a large tomb where the eleventh Emperor Jiajing and his three wives were buried. Yongling Tomb was built in the fifteenth year that Emperor Shizong was in power. But he selected the tomb place after his wife Chen died. At that time, Emperor […]

Xianling Tomb

On August 26, 2011, in Beijing, Historical Relics, More Places of Interest, Tombs, by Jack Li

Located in the foot of the west peak of Tianshou Mountain, the Changling Tomb is the mausoleum for the Emperor Renzong Zhu Gaozhi. He was the third emperor of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). His empress Zhangshi was also buried there. The Changling Tomb was built after the emperor’s death. The Emperor Renzong was only in […]

Dingling Tomb

On August 26, 2011, in Beijing, Historical Relics, More Places of Interest, Tombs, by Jack Li

The underground palace of the Dingling Tomb belonged to Emperor Zhuxianjun, the thirteenth emperor of Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). It is also the tomb of two empresses. Located under the foot of Dayu Mountain, to the southwest of the Changling Tomb, the Dingling Tomb was built between 1584 and 1590 which is the12th year to the […]

Ming Dynasty Tombs (Shisan Ling)

On August 26, 2011, in Beijing, Historical Relics, More Places of Interest, Must-sees, Tombs, by Jack Li

Ming Dynasty Tombs (simplified Chinese:十三陵; traditional Chinese:十三陵; pinyin: shí sān líng; literally “thirteen tombs”) is located at the foot of Tianshou Mountain. The total area is more than 120 square kilometers and it is about 50km away from Beijing. There are many mountains around the tombs and a river in front of the tombs, the […]

Longqing Gorge Travel Tips

On August 24, 2011, in Beijing, More Places of Interest, Rivers & Gorges, Travel Info, by Jack Li

Even in midsummer, the weather of Longqing Gorge is pleasantly cool, with fresh air. The temperature is about 6 degree’s lower than that in the urban area of Beijing, even 0.8 degree’s lower than Emperor Kangxi’s Summer Mountain Resort in Chengde. However, it is extremely cold in winter with quite a long ice formation period. […]

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Longqing Gorge Ice Lanterns

On August 24, 2011, in Beijing, Festivals, More Places of Interest, Rivers & Gorges, by Jack Li

The ice lanterns of Longqing Gorge have been famous for many years. Although themes of all previous Ice Lantern Festivals are quite different, the wonderful sight of icefall that is in free fall along reservoir dams remains every year. The huge icefall hangs 70metres high, on a huge dam, decorated with ice flowers and icicles, […]

Longqing Gorge Travel Tips

On August 24, 2011, in Beijing, More Places of Interest, Rivers & Gorges, Travel Info, by Jack Li

Even in midsummer, the weather of Longqing Gorge is pleasantly cool, with fresh air. The temperature is about 6 degree’s lower than that in the urban area of Beijing, even 0.8 degree’s lower than Emperor Kangxi’s Summer Mountain Resort in Chengde. However, it is extremely cold in winter with quite a long ice formation period. […]

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Fairy Courtyard

On August 24, 2011, in Ancient Houses & Courtyards, Beijing, More Places of Interest, by Jack Li

The history of Fairy Courtyard stems as far back as 900 years. During Ming and Qing dynasty, many people visited it and poets left a number of masterpieces. However due to natural disasters and wars, the old temple was destroyed in early years. It was not until 1991, that the Yanqing government decided to repair […]

Ling Mountain Scenic Spot

On August 23, 2011, in Beijing, More Places of Interest, Mountain Areas, by Jack Li

Ling Mountain Scenic Spot is 122km far from the center of Beijing.  As the highest mountain in Beijing, Ling Mountain has an elevation of 230m.  It is adjacent to Longmen forest park on the west, closed to Longmen Gully Scenic Spot and connecting to 101national road on the south side.  Because of its height, a […]

Ling Mountain Scenic Spot Travel Tips

On August 23, 2011, in Beijing, More Places of Interest, Mountain Areas, Travel Info, by Jack Li

Ling Mountain is the highest mountain in Beijing. It has very beautiful scenery. In summer, the weather is cool. It is your best choice to spend holiday there. Besides, the Ling Mountain has many special local products, you should not miss them. Best Time to Ling Mountain Scenic Spot The tourist season of Ling Mountain […]

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