LongQing Gorge is geographical feature located around 2 hours outside of Beijing City. It is known for its beautiful rock formations as well as nature hikes around the mountains. Getting to the entrance is not difficult as there are many charter buses going that way daily.
At the entrance is a tranquil park with an artificial koi lake and some resting areas.
To enter the main area, one must first enter the dragon. Because that is where the escalators are. When you reach the top you are greeted by two choices. A boat to explore the gorge, or a chair-lift to bring you the the beginning of the hiking zone. I did both.
Here are some pictures of the boat ride.
And after the boat ride, time for the chair-lift up to the hiking spot!
It is not terribly long of a hike, but since many of the pictures look the same (or I am saving some of the specific ones for future steemit posts) here is the picture nearing the peak, and the view from the peak. The last picture is quite large, but in my opinion it is the most spectacular...or maybe just because I want to believe the effort of the hike was worth it.
登山的路不是很长。 但是因为多数的照片都很类似（或者我想留些照片给特别的时刻）。这里发的有接近峰顶的，有登顶后一览众山的。 最后一张有点大，但是我认为是最壮观的一张， 真可谓不虚此行。
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@realcodysimon just discovered your blog. These pictures are absolutely stunning.
Thank you for sharing and taking the Steem community on this journey with you!
glad to see more pictures from this place. so serene.
Haha it was. I'll probably post some for for maybe some weekly challenges or photo contests since I took so many!
Those dragon stairs are pretty cool.
They were, after you reach the top there's a cave you walk through to get to the gorge.
magnificent pictures! Really liked it. Upvoted
Looks great man. #ssg
oh my god.
The dragon steps are absolutely amazing.
The boat ride looked like it was so serene and beautiful.
Great Shots @realcodysimon
Nice, never knew Beijing is so close to the nature. Followed.
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