Rich in natural resources, the picturesque natural landscape of Yanqing is a beautiful painting showcasing the versatile face of Beijing. The district boasts outstanding ecological environment and high forestation, and its air quality is the best in the city for many consecutive years. As a national ecological civilisation pilot base and national ecological county, lush mountains, crystal-clear water and blue sky have become its model image.
The district is a top tourist destination in suburban Beijing and has over three-dozen unique sights, including Badaling, Longqing Gorge and Mount Yudu. Many spectacular leisure activities take place in Yanqing District, such as the ice lantern and snow festival, attracting 20 million visitors each year. Yanqing District is steep in history with profound culture. Its highly distinctive regional cultures such as that of the Yan and Yellow Emperors, Guichuan and Great Wall added to that of Beijing.
In recent years, Yanqing District has accelerated its connection to the world. It has successfully created Yanqing Global Geopark of China in 2013 and hosted the World Car Camping Conference and the International Conference on Grapevine Breeding and Genetics in 2014, and the World Potato Congress in 2015.[more]
Yanqing, known as Shanggu Prefecture during Qing and Han Dynasties, Guichuan County during Tang Dynasty, and Jinshan County during late Tang and Jin Dynasties. Emperor Renzong of Yuan Dynasty was born in Yanqing, and during his reign he promoted Jinshan County to Longqing State in 1316. When the dynasty was overtaken by Ming Dynasty, the state was abolished and in its place a Longzhen Post was set up. During his first year of reign in 1399, Emperor Jianwen changed Longzhen Post to Longqing Post. Emperor Yongle later reinstated Longqing to a state in 1414, which was later renamed as Yanqing State during the first year of the reign of Emperor Longqing in 1567 to avoid coinciding with the emperor’s name. The name remained during Qing Dynasty.
During his first year of reign in 1399, Emperor Jianwen changed Longzhen Post to Longqing Post. Emperor Yongle later reinstated Longqing to a state in 1414, which was later renamed as Yanqing State during the first year of the reign of Emperor Longqing in 1567 to avoid coinciding with the emperor’s name. The name remained during Qing Dynasty.[more]
Thanks to its rich tourism resources, Yanqing is a famed destination in Beijing. It is dotted with tourism attractions, including Badaling Great Wall, Longqing Gorge, Mount Song, ancient cave residences, Mount Yudu, Baili Landscape Painting Gallery and Mount Lianhua. The unique and well-known folk villages such as Liugou, Changshouling and Xiushuiwan draw visitors from far and wide. A utopia that is Yanqing, where people may return to nature, let go of their worldly worries and immerse in the landscape of their dream. Chuanqu of Yanqing is situated at 500 metres above sea level, whose average annual temperature is around 4ºC lower than that of Beijing, which is also lower than that of Chengde Mountain Resort and is thus named the summer capital of Beijing.
Tourism and leisure can be enjoyed in Yanqing all the year round. Day trips in the nature to appreciate apricot blossoms may be enjoyed in spring; cycling in mountains and along the rivers to cool down and unwind in summer; hike to the top of the mountains to appreciate the maple trees or pick grapes and apples in autumn; appreciate ice lanterns, go skiing, dip in hot spring or eat a hotpot to enjoy the thrill of fire and ice.[more]
Beijing 2022 proposes 25 venues that are located in three zones in Beijing, Yanqing and Zhangjiakou.
The Yanqing Zone has a total of 5 competition and non-competition venues. 3 sports (Alpine Skiing, Bobsleigh/Skeleton and Luge), 4 disciplines (Alpine Skiing, Bobsleigh, Skeleton and Luge) and 20 events will be held here. The development of Yanqing Zone will improve local transport and infrastructure facilities of surrounding area, and create favourable conditions for regional development. The construction of the venues uses local terrain as much as possible, minimizing environmental impacts, reducing cut and fill, and saving investments.
The Olympic Village in Yanqing Zone will accommodate 1,430 athletes and team officials.[more]
- Wulong Canyon
- Xiaohaituo Mountain
- Great Wall
- Yeyahu Wetland
- Gui River