A Leisure Fitness Tour to Mountains and Rivers
Qinhuangdao has cool climate and fresh air, which is surrounded by mountains and rivers. You can enjoy the nature, expand you horizon, cultivate your taste, communicate with the nature, be blended in the nature, closely contact mountains and rivers, set aside troubles, and release your passion. Qinhuangdao has severe and magnificent mountains, verdant forest, perilous peak and valley, waterfall, and flying stream. You can climb a mountain and overlook everything at the peak. Then, you will feel unrestrained and relaxed. All troubles and pressures from metropolis will disappear at that moment.
Key words: mountains and rivers, sports, leisure, religion
Route A Lianfeng Hill and Tianma Lake Route B Yansai Lake, Cape Mountain Scenic Spot, Longevity Hill Scenic Spot, and Wufoshan Forest Park
Route C Zushan Mountain
Key tour points:
Lianfeng Hill: It is also called Lianpeng Mountain because it looks like lotus seedpod. It is alongside the sea, stretches more than 5km, and seems like a beautiful screen of the sea. Lianfeng Hill has pretty chains of mountains, thick forest, quiet valley, strange stones, and grotesque caves. There are storied houses and villas in different styles being covered by pines, which is interesting.
Tianma Lake: It is known as “the jade pool on earth”, because it has advantaged mountain and water resources with water surface area of 68 thousand mu. Fisher paddles the fishing boat in the lake in the drizzly fog. It seems that you are in the fairyland on earth.
Yansai Lake: Yansai Lake encircles remote mountains and deep valleys. Cliff and precipice on both banks of the lake are in different poses and vivid. There are lush trees on mountains with lots of kinds. Green pines, verdant cypresses, and wild apricot trees are reflected in the lake, which is idyllic. The lake is meandering, thus you can experience “that there is a way out when you are in trouble”. Both banks alongside the lake is dotted by natural landscapes, such as stone wall in the air, bathing of the goddess, and other 18 sceneries. Therefore, Yansai Lake is famous for “the small Guilin” in the north.
Cape Mountain Scenic Spot: Cape Mountain is the mountain extension of Yanshan Mountain, which is tall and straight. There are huge mixed stones at the peak, which looks like horn on the dragon head, thus it is called “Cape Mountain”. It is the first peak from the Great Wall to Shanhai Pass and Yanshan Mountains, thus it is called “the First Mountain of the Great Wall”. Cape Mountain is the natural screen of Shanhai Pass due to precipitous terrain.
Longevity Hill Scenic Spot: Based on natural scenery of longevity river valley, it takes longevity as the principle, takes promotion of heritages for traditional Chinese medicine and traditional Chinese pharmacology as the theme, integrates hill-stone, cave, brook, and Chinese herb, takes sculpture, calligraphy, architecture, and other artistic methods as expression pattern, and combines natural landscape and human landscape so as to form a tourist attraction with national features and spirit of the time.
Wufoshan Forest Garden: It is said that a legend about “suppression of five buddhas” used to be spread at the time of constructing Shanhai Pass. Sculptures of five buddhas are designed to be dug along natural mountains in the park surrounded by mountains. “Five Dhyani Buddhas” are respectively located in the east, south, west, north, and middle of the Five Buddhas Square, which is jointly form a five buddhas cultural are with strong Buddhist culture spirit with Cloud Nine, five Buddhist relics, and Avalokitesvara looking at the sea.
Zushan Mountain: It is national scenic spot, national geo-park, and protection area for rare plants and endangered wildlife. It has suffered from frozen ice, weathering and denudation, invasion of running water, and earthquake crack for many years, which has formed ordered peaks with thousand meters and devious gully and valley. Strange rocks and odd stones are in different poses. High cliff and flying waterfall are imbued with supreme heroism. Original flowers are rarely seen in the world. There are bold cliff, deep valley, and billowing clouds. Moreover, there are eight scenic spots and 113 natural sights.