Dragon Rejoice Ravine (Longqingxia)

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Dragon Rejoice Ravine has been a local attraction since the Song Dynasty. Emperor Renzong of the Yuan Dynasty was born south of here. When he ascended the throne, he named the county Longqing Prefecture to commemorate his birthplace. Some say the scenery can be compared to Lijiang in Guilin and the Three Gorges of the Yangtze River.

There is good skating in the winter, as well as lanterns and sculptures to enjoy. Boats are available the rest of the year for tourists to view the natural scenes of the valley, which are inaccessible by other modes of travel.

Travel tips:

Address: in the northwest of Gucheng District, Yanqing Town;

Entry ticket: 35 yuan; 40 yuan (by boat); All-pass ticket 75 yuan

Opening hours: 7:30-16:30

Transportation: Take Bus tour 8 or take Bus No. 919 from Deshengmen to Yanqing Town and then take Bus No. 920 to Longqingxia or Take train from Xizhimen to Yanqing South Station or take the bus from Beijing bus Company, Coach Company and some travel agencies;

Tel: 010—69191020; 69191422; 69143388

(China.org.cn May 17,2008)


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