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Flying Dragon Valley in Pinggu

Friday, November 2nd, 2012
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Flying Dragon Valley (Feilong Gu, or Feilong Valley 飞龙谷) is reputed as “Beijing’s Zhangjiajie” for its magnificent sandstone peaks and valley. This north-south canyon is a 8 km-long, 20m wide and 7m wide at the narrowest.

The ravine is located between Diaowo Village and Lishugou Village, Huangsongyu Township of Pinggu District, about 110km east of Beijing. The gorge is well known for its deep valley, original sandstones, thick forest, beautiful waters and mysterious caves.

Flying Dragon Valley is an important component of Pinggu National Geopark which also consists of Jingsong Karst Cave and the Shilinxia Scenic Area. In the Flying Dragon Valley, there are several developed pay attractions like “Ten Thousand Buddha Gorge”(千佛峡) and “Hudong Shui” (Lake Cave Water 湖洞水).

How to get there?
Take the public bus 918 starting from Dongzhimen Transportation Hub to the Pinggu Bus Terminal, then change for the local bus 25 for Diaowo Village or Lishugou Village. No entrance fee for the canyon itself, but you have to pay to visit the Shilinxia Scenic Area, the Ten Thousand Bhuhhda Gorge and the Donghushui Scenic Area.

Travel tips
The best time to visit the canyon is between April and October. You may take a private car to drive along the valley and have some pictures from the high terrace on the mountains. If you have strong legs, walking in the valley is highly recommended. Both Diaowo Village and Lishuigou Village provide homestay and farmhouse meals for travelers.

Let’s go!

The Bus No.25 runs to Diaowo Village and Lishugou Village from the Bus Terminal of Pinggu District.

Flying Dragon Canyon starts from Diaowo Village streches to Lishugou Village with a total length of 8km. Driving past Huangsongyu Reservoir, We enter the Diaowo Village.

Driving past Huangsongyu Reservoir, We enter the Diaowo Village

Now we are entering Flying Dragon Valley. We are driving past the center of the Lishugou Village. The big rock is carved with the name of the village in Chinese 梨树沟.

 

 

We are driving past the center of the Lishugou Village

The mountain road on the bottom of the valley is well built with cement and asphalt lined with wire poles topped with solar powered lights.

The mountain road on the bottom of the valley is well built with cement and asphalt

A narrow pass through the valley

A narrow pass through the valley

The entrance to the Donghushui Scenic Area.The entrance to the Ten Thousand Buddha Gorge.The sandstone peaks of various sizes stand on the both sides of the valley.

The sandstone peaks of various sizes stand on the both sides of the valley.

 A signal tower in the valley with autumn hues.

A signal tower in the valley with autumn hues.

The Flying Dragon Valley has a peculiar natural landscape, which features original sandstones.

The Flying Dragon Valley has a peculiar natural landscape, which features original sandstones.

Driving zigzag up on to the top of the mountain.

Driving zigzag up on to the top of the mountain.

Now we are on the high platform on the top of the mountain and looking down at the roads with hairpin turns

looking down at the roads with hairpin turns

 Having an eye-bird’s view of the Flying Dragon Valley from the top.

Having an eye-bird’s view of the Flying Dragon Valley from the top.

The major Attractions in Pinggu, Beijing
Diaowo Village is an interesting place to explore the suburban life in Beijing, having a bite of the local village food, drinking, barbecuing, fishing and more. The village is located about 35km to the southwest of the Peach Orchard in Pinggu.

More major attractions in Pinggu:

1) Flying Dragon Valley
2) Bolitai Great Wall
3) Jinhai Lake
4) Pinggu Glass Sightseeing Platform
5) Jingdong Karst Cave
6) Huangsongyu Reservior
7) Diaowo Village

Hassle-Free Private Tour to Visit the Glass Sightseeing Platform
If you don’t want go the daunting do-it-yourself-route and prefer an organized hassle-free private tour to visit the glass sightseeing platform, no worry and we have the following options:

Beijing Family Visit Springtime Day Tour
Beijing Family Visit Summer Day Tour
Beijing Family Visit Autumn Day Tour

Further Readings


Top 10 Attractions in Beijing
How to Visit Forbidden City
How to Visit Temple of Heaven
How to Visit Summer Palace
How to Visit Ming Tombs
How to Visit the Great Wall of China
How to Visit Tiananmen Square
How to Visit Hutongs
How to Visit Olympic Sites

Top 10 Markets in Beijing
Top 10 Shopping Malls in Beijing
Beijing Shopping

Wangfujing Night Snack Street
Qianmen Commercial Street
Beijing Huguosi Street
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