Jingdong Grand Canyon 京东大峡谷, with another name of Wulongtan Grand Canyon, is a national AAA scenic spot, which covers about 6 square kilometers (nearly 1,500 acres). The canyon is located to the north of Yuzi Village, Pinggu District, Beijing. Jingdong Grand Canyon is 85 kilometers (about 53 miles) from the central Beijing. And it includes Grand Canyon and Jingtai Mountain Scenic Area.
Jingdong Grand Canyon stands out for its steep mountains and deep valleys. It provides visitors with a wide range of beautiful landscapes. Inside the canyon are green hills, clear waters, Karst caves, deep ponds, wide valleys, perilous peaks and plunging waterfalls. Hundreds of hectares of pine trees grow in the canyon.
Scenic spots are mainly as follows: the Wulong Pond (also called Deep Ponds of Five Dragons), Tongtian Gorge (It gets the name for its heaven-reaching height), the Plank Roads, Longmen Lake (Lake of Dragon Gate), the Memorial of the Sino-Japanese War and Holiday Village.
The Wulong Pond is really, five ponds in total, each having its unique shape with a vivid name. The Tongtian Gorge looks like a long slit, a heaven-reaching peak split by an earthquake. The Plank Roads are held up by shaky steel cables. Walking on these plank roads is either terrifying or thrilling. Longmen Lake is a place where visitors can wade at the water edge and go boating. The Memorial of the Sino-Japanese War was opened in 1998. It exhibits objects and photos to show that how the armed forces and the civilians fought against the invading Japanese Imperial Army. Holiday Village is a well-equipped rest place for visitors. It has more than one hundred beds, a dance hall, and a dining room which can accommodate 250 guests.
Moreover, the entertainment items in the scenic area are adventurous and exciting. The Scenery Aerial Tramway is 1,000 meters (about 1,094 yards) in length, by which visitors can overlook the whole scenery of the canyon. Walking on the plank roads that link two cliffs will be a thrill for many. There is even a facility for the brave to walk on the high wire. Moreover, a harvest celebration is held from July to October every year. Visitors can pick apricots, apples, pears and hawthorns by themselves.
Furthermore, there are many attractions nearby. Panshan Mountain is to the south of Jingdong Grand Canyon. To the east of it lie Huangyaguan Great Wall, Wuling Mountain and Dule Temple. Dule Temple is also known as Temple of Solitary Joy, and it is one of only three remaining temples of the Liao Dynasty(907A.D-1125 A.D).