The Ancient City of Lijiang

The Ancient City of Lijiang is situated on the upper reaches of Jinshajiang River and is hometown to the Qiang people and the Naxi people. The City, 2,400 metres above sea level, is the central city of the Lijiang Naxi Autonomous County. Its rich history, vivid culture and gorgeous natural scenery make it one of […]

Kangxi Grassland Travel Tips

Kangxi Grassland is long and narrow in the north and south with the lakeshore. The streams are wandering and soft green grass carpets the ground. There grow burweed plants like clovers and chrysanthemum indium on the grassland and lakefront. Moreover, hares, foxes and field mice often have fun here, and swans like to fly near […]

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Kangxi Grassland

On August 23, 2011, in Beijing, More Places of Interest, Valleys and Scenic Spots, by Jack Li

Kangxi Grassland is 15 kilometers away from the Great Wall in Yanqing County, 80 kilometers away from Beijing city. The meadow of Kangxi Grassland accounts for about 22 million square meters and it is a famous summer resort at the suburban district of Beijing. It is west to Guanting Lake and north to Haitou Mountain, […]

Jingshan Park Travel Tips

On August 22, 2011, in Beijing, More Places of Interest, Parks & Gardens, Travel Info, by Jack Li

Covering an area of 32.3 hectares, Jingshan Park is the best observation point in all of Beijing. It was originally the imperial garden of the Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties. Feudal monarchs often came here to enjoy beautiful of flowers, practice archery, and host banquets. The five pavilions on Jingshan Mountain were built during Qing […]

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Qi Wang Hall

Facing south and located inside Jingshan Gate of Beijing, Qi Wang Hall is at the base of the sunny face of Jingshan Mountain. This building was built in 1750, the 15th year of Emperor Qianlong’s reign during the Qing Dynasty. With yellow glazed roof tiling and multiple eaves, Qi Wang Hall is five rooms wide […]

Wan Chun Pavilion

On August 22, 2011, in Beijing, Historical Relics, More Places of Interest, by Jack Li

Located atop the 45.7-meter middle peak of Jingshan Mountain, Wan Chun Pavilion offers visitors the best observation point on the north-south axis of Beijing. The pavilion boasts beautiful triple eaves with yellow and green glazed roof tiles. Two rounds of pillars stand there, the outside round containing 20 pillars and the inner containing 12, each […]

Jingshan Park

On August 22, 2011, in Beijing, More Places of Interest, Parks & Gardens, by Jack Li

Jingshan Park, east of Beihai Park, lies at the center of Old Beijing facing the north gate of the Forbidden City. At the top of Jingshan, visitors can enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the Forbidden City and its surroundings. The park draws its name (meaning: “scenic site”) from its fruit trees and vibrant cypresses. It […]

Guangji Temple (Guangjisi)

On August 15, 2011, in Beijing, More Places of Interest, Temples, by Jack Li

The primary name of the Guanji Temple is Xiliucun Temple. It started to be built during the last years of the Song Dynasty(960—1279). The name of the temple was changed to Baoenhongji Temple in the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368). In the last years of the Yuan Dynasty, the temple was destroyed by a lot of battles. […]

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Pheonix Ridge Travel Tips

On August 15, 2011, in Beijing, More Places of Interest, Tours, Travel Info, by Jack Li

The Pheonix Ridge scenic zone is very interesting. It is called the ‘green lung’ of Beijing. Peaks and forests are surrounded by green rivers, unique flowers and herbs. The air of this scenic zone is four times purer than downtown Beijing while the content of negative oxygen ion in the air is 150 times more […]

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Phoenix Ridge

On August 15, 2011, in Beijing, Caves & Canyons, More Places of Interest, by Jack Li

Phoenix Ridge (simplified Chinese: 凤凰岭; traditional Chinese: 鳳凰嶺; pinyin:fèng huáng lǐng; literally “phoenix ridge”) Beijing Phoenix Ridge is a national AAscenic spots. It is located in Haidian Xishan farm. It is about 30km from the center of the city. Drive along the Badaling highway to reach it. It is a new scenic spot and tourist […]

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