Jingdong Grand Canyon has wonderful natural landscape where contains lakes, rivers and valleys. It is a great destination for the tourists who like to travel in spring and summer.
Among the mountains of Jingdong Grand Canyon, some of them are sharp as the swords and some are lying on the earth like a green screen. The water there is as clean as the cloture of the silver flowing from the valley and forming the lakes. The Five Ponds are located among the valleys like five mirrors and are called the Wonder of Eastern Beijing.
The recreation items are so risky and exciting that people can never forget at all. In the valley are the thousands acre of pine forest, the quiet gardens, the thatched cottages, the rents and various hammocks provided for the tourists to enjoy the sunshine in the forest and to have a rest. In the water amusing park, which is also called the Dragon Lake, the motor yachts are provided for entertainment. The bank of the river is 30 meters high and the water is 30 meters deep.
There is automatic upper airspace cableway with the length of 268 meters and 22 meters’ high drop. The speed of the sliding lock there is 48 kilometers per hour. Between the Five Ponds and Jing Tai Mountain with the altitude of 800 meters, the upper airspace cableway is with the length of 1000 meters, 41 meters’ high drop. The speed the sliding lock is o1.25 meters per minute which costs 13 minutes to drive the whole journey. What’s more, the world’s longest slide rail, the Century Dragon, whose length is 4108 meters and head drop 378 meters, is erected between the mountaintop Jing Tai and the Dragon Door Lake.
The naturally formed five ponds are distinctive with their own features. The first one is called the Fright Pond because both sides of the valley are precipices where the tourists can only walk on the wooden walkway built which makes people feel scared. The second one is called the Pond of Danger, where the wooden walkway is built on the high cliffs facing the deep abyss below, also being dangerous. The third pond is called the Strange Pond since the water and the waterfall keep the tourists from going across, like coming to a hopeless situation. However, when you crawl to the mountainside, faced with the broad and wonderful scenery, you will feel so confident as if life is full of hope. The fourth one is called the Quick Pond for the reason that there’s no water in the lake, in which the water will flow away immediately. The last one is called the Pond of Sonorous Water which is famous for its sound voice made by the waterfall when it falls into the lake.
Valley to the Sky is like a mountain as high as the sky being shocked into a long narrow crevice. Looking from a far place, covered by the moss, grasses and the bush at both sides, both sides of the crevice seem linked. But, when going closer, you will find that the even the narrowest place is not less than one meter in width. During the Anti- Japanese War period, the arms supplies were produced here and there is a relic of a small munitions factory nearby.
The Big Valley of Eastern Beijing is famous for the Five Ponds. However, the wooden walkways crossing four of them also have their own characters and become another wonder of the big valley. The first two of them are built against the cliffs like two dragons lying on the cliffs. The wooden walkways crossing the four ponds are linked by ten steel ropes. They crawl against the cliffs up to the mountaintop and go across the ponds like the rainbow. When you walk on the wooden walkways, they will shake heavily, quite dangerous and exciting.
The area of the memorial hall is 800㎡.It was open to the tourists in August, 1998 and can contain more than 350 visitors. The memorial hall is based on the background of the Anti-Japanese War. It presents the period of the resistance against the suppress and invading of the Japanese army in Pu Gu area, which reforms the heroic images of that period.
Northern Yu Zi Village, Shandong Villa Town, Ping Gu area, Beijing
Ticket: 45 RMB
Time available to visit: April to October
Open time: 8:00 a.m.----6:30 p.m.
Best visiting time: August, September
Normal time: 7:30 a.m. starting from the bus station NO. 918 to the scenic spot, 3:30 p.m. back
Legal holidays: 8:00 a.m. starting the bridge of eastern Bejing and taking the bus of
NO.28, 109, 350 to the destination, 3:30 p.m. back
Self driving: distance----87 km, time----1.5 h
Near the scenic spot are comprehensive foreign-related hotels which can provide accommodation, restaurant, entertainment and training.
Name of the hotels:
The Southern Sea Villa( Nan Hai Villa), the Blue Sea Villa(Bi Hai Villa),
Hi Ahmad, yes it is available in early November, but not much to see, as the leaves are all withered. And it is cold in Beijing at that time.Whitney Liao replied on 2012-09-19