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Yu County

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About Yu County

Yu County is situated in northwestern Hebei province close to the city of Zhangjiakou, west of Beijing. The region's history dates back over 1000 years. Visitors can take a stroll through the ancient streets of the county town and climb the town walls for a spectacular view over the old town and Xiao Wutai Mountain. In addition to the rich history, there are also a number of scenic destinations including Jinhekou Scenic Area and the Nanni River Grasslands (南泥河空中草原).

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Warm Spring Town Outdoor Molten Iron Splashing
472 Reviews
Outdoor molten iron splashing is the specialty of the town of Warm Spring. It has a long history and rich culture. It was named after a year-round spring that is warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Other than folk traditions such as the lantern festival and paper cutting, the people of Warm Spring have inherited the unique molten iron splashing that has a history of over 500 years. It represents people's good wishes for celebrating the holidays and yearning for a sweet life.
Feihu Valley · Grassland in the Sky
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The Feihu Valley · Grassland in the Sky is a natural scenic spot filled with canyons and alpine meadows. The scenic spot is divided into three areas. Let's begin with Feihu Valley, a canyon leading to the Grassland in the Sky. Tourists can admire scenery when driving along the highway and many photographers take fantastic photos here. After driving through Feihu Valley, people will come to Matiliang, the second part of the scenic area, offering a very broad view. A dozen kilometers farther on, tourists will arrive at the open and flat Grassland in the Sky, the third part of the scenic area, where people can enjoy stunning scenery, take photos and ride. You will feel pleasant when cool breezes blow over cool hills.
Nuanquan Ancient Town
570 Reviews
Ancient Settlement
Originally built during the Yuan dynasty (1279-1368), Nuanquan Ancient Town holds many ancient-style structures that are perfect for photographing. Compared to certain other ancient towns that have become popular via the Internet, Nuanquan appears simpler and more tranquil, and many locals reside within the town. The town is not particularly large but has an ancient west wall (an ancient gate tower) and several large courtyard complexes open to visitors. The “Make Treeflower Fungus” show is a famous event here. The show is a unique traditional festival light show with over 300 years of history. It involves villagers heating iron to 1500˚°C to become molten iron and then splashing it against the city wall to create a majestic scene of “fire trees and silver flowers” that is truly stunning.
Weizhou Ancient City
117 Reviews
Historic Town
The ancient city of Weizhou lies on a terrace on the south bank of the Huliu River. The Weizhou ancient city is characterized by upright, dignified, clear and symmetrical planning and construction. The main lines of the city are the east, west, south and north streets, forming a symmetrical structure between the Wenchang Pavilion and the South Gate; the north-south street is the central thoroughfare. The appearance of the ancient city remained almost intact. In addition, there are many ancient towns, temples, pavilions and houses from the Ming and Qing Dynasties.

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