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About Zhangjiakou

Zhangjiakou (张家口), a prefecture-level city under the jurisdiction of Hebei Province, is a central city in northwestern Hebei. Zhangjiakou is the region with the most number of currently existing sections of the Great Wall and has thus earned the name “the Great Wall Museum.” It also won the right to hold the 2022 Winter Olympic Games with Beijing. In December 2017, it was named one of “China's 10 Best Snow and Ice Tourist Cities.” Famous attractions here include Huangdi (黄帝) City, Dajing (大境) Gate, the Great Wall, and the Bashang (坝上) Grasslands.

Popular Attractions in Zhangjiakou

Grass Skyline Scenic Road
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The Grass Skyline, nicknamed “China’s Route 66,” passes many beautiful sights like grassland, windmills, terraced farm fields, and rock cliffs. Driving along the road is a good choice for a weekend sightseeing trip in the vicinity of Beijing. The Grass Skyline’s west end begins at Yehu (“Wild Fox”) Ridge on the south side of the Zhangbei County seat and continues east to Huapi Ridge in Chongli County. The land around the Skyline is covered in wildflowers in the summertime and becomes a sea of gold in the autumn. You can enter from either the Yehu Ridge or Huapi Ridge side, and the entire stretch of road is a beautiful drive. Since it climbs a lot, you'll often see the road appear to end at the horizon, which is how it got the name “skyline.” You can pull over anywhere to get out of the car and take beautiful photographs.
Bashang Grasslands
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The Bashang Grasslands are situated in Zhangbei County near Zhangjiakou. Consisting of the Zhongdu and Anguli grasslands, the area was used as a fall hunting ground by Qing dynasty emperors. June to September is the high season, when visitors can drive through the park and enjoy magnificent views over the expansive grasslands. The nights here are cool, therefore a jacket is recommended. The area is famous for its annual music festival held from late July to early August.
Nuanquan Ancient Town
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Ancient Settlement
Originally built during the Yuan dynasty (1279-1368), Nuanquan Ancient Town holds many ancient-style structures that are perfect for photographing. Compared to certain other ancient towns that have become popular via the Internet, Nuanquan appears simpler and more tranquil, and many locals reside within the town. The town is not particularly large but has an ancient west wall (an ancient gate tower) and several large courtyard complexes open to visitors. The “Make Treeflower Fungus” show is a famous event here. The show is a unique traditional festival light show with over 300 years of history. It involves villagers heating iron to 1500˚°C to become molten iron and then splashing it against the city wall to create a majestic scene of “fire trees and silver flowers” that is truly stunning.
Feihu Valley · Grassland in the Sky
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The Feihu Valley · Grassland in the Sky is a natural scenic spot filled with canyons and alpine meadows. The scenic spot is divided into three areas. Let's begin with Feihu Valley, a canyon leading to the Grassland in the Sky. Tourists can admire scenery when driving along the highway and many photographers take fantastic photos here. After driving through Feihu Valley, people will come to Matiliang, the second part of the scenic area, offering a very broad view. A dozen kilometers farther on, tourists will arrive at the open and flat Grassland in the Sky, the third part of the scenic area, where people can enjoy stunning scenery, take photos and ride. You will feel pleasant when cool breezes blow over cool hills.

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Ancient Villages Around Beijing, Great for Weekends
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Cuandixia: The Most Intact, Best Preserved Courtyard House Chuandiaxia Village is the most intact courtyard house from the Ming and Qing Dynasties in Beijing’s suburbs. Buildings in Cuandixia have been built in strict accordance with the designs of traditional courtyard houses. For example, the outer gate spirit wall, the inner gate spirit wall, the gate building, the stables, the Shangma stone, the Jingba shed, and so on, so forth. Here is where the famous movie "The Warlords" was based, so the scenery is familiar to those who have seen the movie. Nowadays, there are many farmhouses in the village and you can experience the country life of sleeping by the fire and eating rustic food. There are also sights such as the Tiandeng front line to watch. It is a good place near Beijing to relax on weekends.
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Trip Moments

I am Ann An   
Posted: Aug 10, 2019
Prairie sky road fire is not good, just another weekend, just from the wild fox ridge under the high-speed traffic, the water is blocked, to the entrance of the road is all cars, are not moving. Its hard to move, but the turtle is moving forward, and its still stop and go. It took a while to enter the entrance to ease. Under the high-speed toll station, I asked the toll collector, how many people? The answer is really because of the weekend, of course, there are many ordinary people, better than these two days. Why is it so hot? Prairie Tianlu is located at the junction of Zhangbei County and Chongli County in Zhangjiakou City, from the wild fox ridge on the south side of Zhangbei County (near the wild fox ridge fortress), and east to Chongli County, Chongli County. At the office. This road on the Bashang grassland is very beautiful. There are many beautiful scenery such as grasslands, windmills, terraces and birch forests. It is called "China's Route 66" to show that it can rival the famous American landscape. Route 66. The total length of the road is about 132.7 kilometers. It belongs to the hilly landform. The road goes uphill and downhill, and there are many turns. It is not suitable for novices or vehicles with too small displacement, and it can't be opened too fast when driving. Now Most of the roads are speed-limited. It takes about half a day to drive and play. If you are a photography enthusiast, you need to prepare a day. Driving all the way, you can see the vast stretch of grassland, the colorful birch forest, the terraces behind the village, the huge windmills swaying in the wind, etc., and because the road slope is large, you can see the end of the road is the skyline. The "Tianlu" landscape, taking pictures everywhere is a beautiful view. Generally speaking, the scenery of the part of the Huapiling is more beautiful, so it is recommended to enter from the side of the wild fox ridge, so that the scenery will gradually become richer. If you enter from the side of the birch ridge, it is possible It will make the second half boring because I saw the beautiful scenery from the beginning. Since I came in, I cant retreat, and Ill move forward with the speed of the car! When the car opened to the door of the four characters of "Prairie Road", it means that we finally came to the Prairie Road. The more you go in, the scenery is getting better and better, the traffic jam is greatly relieved, and finally you can finally play it. On this grassland road, with the terrain rolling up, the car is like a roller coaster. There are huge white wind power windmills everywhere, and there will be a sea of flowers from time to time on both sides. The most obvious is lavender, full of tourists wearing bright clothes. There will be a parking lot and an observation deck in the most scenic spots, so you can stop and enjoy the view.
Posted: Aug 22, 2019
captured happiness   
"Prairie Tianlu" walks once is known as "China's Route 66", investing more than 500 million "Prairie Tianlu" - rivers along the meandering, mountain gully depth, meadow The landscape is very grim, showing a picture of the Bailibatou landscape. Autumn is a poem, autumn is a painting, the waves of the buckwheat wind that mature in the harvest season, and the red soil, the green tree constitutes the golden staff. "Tianlu" In addition to the beauty of the grassland, the continuous ups and downs of the road also increase the difficulty of driving and the sense of excitement; on the steepest slope of "Prairie Road", it feels vertical and descends from the sky. People are trembled, and they look back and feel deeply shocked. A father and a daughter left a "yellow line Luohan sitting", and took a trip! On the roadside of the parking place, there are farmers selling freshly diced potatoes (the red-skinned potatoes here are fragrant and fragrant due to climatic reasons). After chatting, Xiao Zhao, who is in the same industry, took out 5 yuan to take care of the business of the elderly. The old man must leave 10 pounds of potatoes and a happy smile from the heart (so I shook the window and photographed this by the driver Xiao Zhao called "very tension photo"), in Zhangbei you only have the heart or no intention Will also encounter the honest grassland farmers. The ever-changing climate of the grassland makes the temperature difference on the ground increase and rises in fine fog, such as driving in the clouds; the large "S" shape after the shower is like a large painting board in front of God, the most beautiful highway in China. "here.
Posted: Feb 19, 2019