Although there are many places to visit in Beijing, people will also consider going to the surrounding cities. The most convenient choice is Tianjin and Hebei Province. This article will help you to sort out the scenic spots that are worth visiting.
1. The eye of Tianjin.
Tianjin's landmark building, Ferris wheel "Tianjin eye", is one. It is the only Ferris wheel built on the bridge in the world. The bridge is named Yongle bridge. The diameter of the Ferris wheel is 110 meters, and the height of the highest point is about 120 meters, which is equivalent to the height of 30 multi-storey buildings. This height enables tourists sitting in the Ferris wheel to see the scenery within 40 kilometers, provided that the weather is clear. So it is recommend to check the weather report before going. Some people choose to go there in the evening. If they are lucky enough, they can take pictures of Tianjin in the sunset. There are many people who like night view, but don't be too late. Otherwise, it's not worth it if all the lights go out suddenly when you just get to the top. I personally recommend you to go there at night to enjoy the night view. After all, beside the Ferris wheel is Haihe river. It is amazing to look at the city light and its reflections on the river.
2. Panshan, Tianjin.
Panshan is a rare natural scenic spot in Tianjin. It was previously administrated by Ji county and then Ji country was changed into Jizhou district. How is the view in Panshan? It’s just so-so. Ifnot there are few mountains that people can climb in Tianjin, it cannot be graded as 5A scenic spot. It's kind of well-known in Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei. It's all because of Emperor Qianlong. The emperor is said to have gone to Panshan 32 times and wrote more than 1000 poems. Although the scenery of Panshan is OK, it is not very famous.
3. Chengde summer resort, Hebei Province.
Chengde summer resort is also called Rehe Xinggong. It began to be built in 1703. It was being built through three emperors’ periods, Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong. Now it is the largest ancient imperial palace in China. It includes palace area, mountain area, lake Area and plain area. It covers an area of 5.64 million square meters. The Summer Palace is 2.9 million square meters. It is almost twice the size of the Summer Palace.
4. Baiyangdian Lake, Baoding City, Hebei.
The current consumption level of Baiyangdian lake scenic spot is very high. It costs at least 3000 for one family to play and live there. In fact, what they can play is just rowing a boat and see reeds and eat some farm food. You can save some money if you find a local homestay and take their boat to travel.
5. Shanhaiguan, Qinhuangdao, Hebei.
Shanhaiguan scenic spot is actually a general term. It contains many other scenic spots, including Tianxiadiyiguan, Zhonggulou, Wangyanglou, Yingenlou, Wangjiadayuan, Laolongtou. You can buy tickets for each scenic spot together or separately.
Tianxiadiyiguan ("The first pass in the world") and Laolongtou are the main scenic spots. At Tianxiadiyiguan, the main scenic spot is Jianlou and several surrounding city buildings, which are considered as landmarks in Shanhaiguan. You may feel regret if you don’t go there and take a picture. But actually, it won’t take long to tour there. The only traditional and original thing is the plague. There is still a dispute over who wrote those words.
Laolongtou is only 4 kilometers away from Shanhaiguan scenic area. This is the only military defense system of the Great Wall that integrates mountain, sea, pass and city. Well, as for water Great Wall, there is also one in Huairou District, whose view is as good as Laolongtou’s.
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