Yangsheng Grand Ravine, or Health Preserving Ravine in Beijing

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Yangsheng Ravine, or Health Preserving Ravine, or officially translated as Health Care Canyon, is located within Xiangshuihu Scenic Area in Huairou Disgtrict, 80km north of the center Beijing.

A rock stands at the entrance carved with the four Chinese characters written by Lian Zhan, a politician in Taiwan.

Four Chinese characters written by Lian Zhan, a politician in Taiwan.

 

Yangsheng Ravine is in sight

 

There is a stream flowing through the 2-km densely forested ravine  year by year, which has naturally formed 9 different size pools, unfolding a picture of cascading waterfalls.

We went there just one day after the second snowfall in Beijing on Feb 15, 2011. The waterfalls were still partly frozen presenting a stunning view of the cascading.

The waterfalls were still partly frozen presenting a stunning view of the cascading.

 

Yangsheng Ravine literally means “Health Preserving Ravine. It is such named because there are over 50 poems and adages carved on stones or rocks in the ravine, which were written by famous Chinese traditional doctors, advising people how to preserve health and how to live a long healthy life. T

here are also some rock statues of famous medical scientists standing in te ravine like Li Shizhen, Wang Bing, Sun Simiao and so on.

 

Over 50 poems and adages carved on stones or rocks in the ravine


At the end of the 2-km ravine, you will find a mountain path on your left side leading on up to Luanling Great Wall and view the lofty Lianyunling Great Wall, then walk down to Moshikou Pass and Xiangshuihu Great Wall.

It is a pleasant hiking trail: Walking up through Yangsheng Ravine – clamber up the Luanling Great Wall, walk close to Lianyunling Great Wall, finally walk down to Moshikou Pass , or continue to climb Xiangshuihu Great Wall.

At the end of the 2-km ravine, you will find a mountain path on your left side leading on up to Luanling Great Wall

 

Climb along the paved steps up to Luanling Great Wall

Luanling Great Wall is in sight.

On the Luanling Great Wall

Tip: Hassle-free Great Wall Guided Tours
Don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route? No worries, We at Tour Beijing have some options for guided tours to Great wall Tours:

Mutianyu Great Wall Group Day Tour
Mutianyu Great Wall Half  Day Private Tour
Hike from Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall Tour
Hike from Gubeikou to Jinshanling Great Wall Tour
Hike from Jinshanling to Simatai Great Wall West Tour
Badaling Great Wall + Mutianyu Great Wall Day Tour
Badaling Great Wall and Underground Palace Day Tour
Badaling Great Wall + Forbidden City + Tiananmen Square Day Tour

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Visit Mutianyu Great Wall by Bus

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