Badaling Great Wall, a most famous section of the Great Wall, is located at Yanqing County in Beijing. Longqing Gorge sits at Yanqing County as well as Badaling Great Wall, so Longqing Gorge also attracts large number of tourists after Badaling Great Wall. Longqing Gorge is not far from Badaling Great Wall.
Longqing Gorge was called as Small Three Gorges from ancient time, but it is better than Three Gorges and its mountains are more dangerous than Three Gorges. If you have never seen the Three Gorges, Longqing Gorge is a must visit scenic spot after Badaling Great Wall. The river in Longqing Gorge was called as Small Li River, but its water is clear than Li River. Longqing Gorge lies the north of Badaling Great Wall, southeast of Songshan Forest Park, and east of Haituo Mountain. Longqing Gorge has the both characteristics of southern and northern, so it was listed into the new sixteen scenic spots in Beijing. Longqing Gorge is so cool in summer that attracts tourists to avoid summer heat after Badaling Great Wall. In winter, many scenic spots cannot be visited, but the cold temperature offers best conditions to Longqing Gorge Ice Lantern Festival, and it becomes snow paradise. In the opened reservoir area within 7 kilometers, there are 30 scenic spots including many strange peaks and stones, mysterious holes and courtyards and soft water. In recent years, Longqing Gorge Scenic Spot adds some entertainment projects, so that tourists can enjoy a happy time in Longqing Gorge no matter which season.
Tourists arrived at Longqing Gorge by bus or car is convenient, so why not visiting this wonderful place after Badaling Great Wall? Still various interesting places in Yanqing County, if you have enough time, you will have a in-depth Yanqing County Beijing tour!