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Longqing Gorge

China, an East Asian country is one of the world’s oldest civilizations. It has a vast cultural history of more than five thousand years and an outstanding natural beauty. On the other hand, this country has remained a comparatively isolated and secluded one, and being a land of mystery, this country is not known to the western half of the world. However, China is rapidly developing and has grown in the phase of modernization, with an immense speed and is also welcoming the outer world to interact and do business with them.
Located 90 kilometers northwest of Beijing, Longqing Gorge is in a canyon in Yanqing County. Rowing and hiking are among the popular activities in the summer, but the Gorge is famous for its Beijing Ice Festival. From mid-December to the end of January, the region is transformed into a winter wonderland. During the festival, enormous lanterns are carved from ice and colored lights are placed in creating glowing spectacle that is chiefly stunning at night. Children and adults alike can also take pleasure in sliding down the ice slides in this mysterious atmosphere.
Known as Lesser Lijiang River outside the Great wall and The Small Three gorges of China, it is one of Beijing's top 16 tourist sites. The place covers an area of 119 square kilometers. The main scenic spots comprise the largest dam in Northern China-a concrete dam more than 70 meters high. Here tourists can see waterfalls in summer and icefalls in winter as well.

Longqing Gorge is definitely one of the popular tourist attractions in China. It is worth paying a visit while touring the country. This place will leave a pleasing and unforgettable memory and justify the proud cultural tradition of China.

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