Yanqing Travel Guide
Brief Intro: Yanqing County is the summer escape resort and the agricultural base of Beijing. In addition, five venues of 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics will be constructed here.
Location: northwest of Beijing, 74 km (46 mi) from the urban city, neighboring Huairou, Changping districts and Huailai, Chicheng counties in Hebei Province
Geography: a small basin with mountains in the north, south and east and Guanting Reservoir in the west
Area: 2,000 sq km (772 sq mi)
Administrative Division: 11 Towns (Yanqing, Kangzhuang, Badaling, Yongning, Jiuxian, Zhangshanying, Sihai, Qianjiadian, Shenjiaying, Dayushu, Jingzhuang); 4 Municipal Shires (Dazhuangke, Liubinbu, Xiangying, Zhenzhuquan)
Postal Code: 102100
Dialing Code: 010
Local Highlights: the Great Wall culture; ecological and rural tours
Local Products: apples and grapes
|Badaling Great Wall|
Cultural and Historical Sites: Badaling Great Wall, Guyaju Caves (Ancient Cliff Dwellings)
Scenic Spots: Longqing Gorge, Kangxi Grassland, Tianmo Desert, Badaling National Forest Park, Badaling Wildlife World, Mt. Songshan, Mt. Yudu, Mt. Lianhua, Wild Duck Lake, Petrified Wood National Geologic Park
Rural Tour: Shangmo Folk Custom Village, Lipaohong Apple Orchard
Located in the northeastern Yanqing County, Longqing Gorge is 85 km (about 52.8 mi) from the downtown of Beijing. It was originally named Gucheng Jiuqu, which means the zigzag water flowing around or within the city. There are many scenic spots in Longqing Gorge, including Cockscomb Mountain, also called “Peak with Unique Beauty and Phoenix Coronet Isle”, which has a shape resembling a crowing rooster and is considered as a symbolizing landscape. The highest peak of the Longqing Gorge is the Immortals’ Temple. The temple is divided into two yards, the Jade Emperor Pavilion and the Immortals’ Teahouse. The Cave of Hundred Flowers covers 3,000 square meters (about 3,588 sq yd) and contains all kinds of synthetic flowers, trees and other plants as well as many animals, which add even more vitality to the elegant landscape. Apart from the beautiful scenic spots, you can also enjoy some extreme sports, such as ziplining (Feijiang), bungee jumping and others. Another activity staged here is Longqing Gorge Ice Lantern Festival. Each winter, from the middle of January to the end of February, various ice sculptures and ice lanterns attract a large number of local and foreign tourists.
Petrified Wood National Geologic Park lies at the banks of Bai River, Yanqing County. Covering about 226 square kilometers (about 87 sq mi), the park has about 780 species of plants and 180 species of vertebrates. The geologic park is characterized by its Jurassic petrified wood of 0.14-0.18 billion years. The park is divided into five scenic areas: Fossil Wood Area, Dropping-Water Pot Scenic Area (Dishuihu Scenic Area), Wulong Gorge, Yanshan Heavenly Pool and Yunlong Mountain, which includes 25 scenic spots.
Badaling Wildlife World is located at the foot of the well-known Badaling Great Wall. Covering an area of over 1.54 sq mi, this zoo has nearly 10,000 wild animals, including African lions, white tigers, Siberian tigers, brown bears, sun bears and kangaroos. The park has five functional zones: animal visiting zone, mountain forest sightseeing zone, environmental reserve zone and entertainment zone. Here, tourists can not only watch the wild animals, but sometimes, may even have their pictures taken with the animals.
Planting Festival: later March - later May
Mountain Climbing Festival: April 1st - later May
Summer Escape Festival: June 18th - September 18th
Golden Spring Picking Festival: September - November
Ice & Snow Tourism Festival: January 1st - later February
Tourist Complaint: 010-81191168
Consumer Complaint: 010-69141559
Folk Custom Tour Consultation: 010-81196883
From PEK, take Airport Express to Sanyuanqiao Station first. Then take bus no.847 to Madianqiao Bus Stop and transfer to bus no.919 to Yanqing.